Vivian is a mother of 3 and has been homeschooling her older two since 2009. She has been very passionate about finding the best parenting and homeschooling strategies to raise future-ready children and has been researching since 2001 about parenting as well as the physical, psychological and emotional development of children. With her knowledge, she helps her children discover their passion and helps educate them based on their interests. As a result, her oldest child was invited to attend NUS computer science courses when he was 13 and offered a full time job as a programmer when he was 17 while her second child became one of the best athletes in her sport. Her third child is in regular school due to family circumstances and Vivian is well aware of the challenges and stresses of having a school-going child. She has strived to reduce the stress of school for her youngest child and increase her passion for learning by making learning fun.
In addition, Vivian advocates for parents to build strong connections with their children for the well-being and success of the children. She believes that when parents stay connected with their children, they can speak in their softest voice and their message will still be heard. Vivian is the author of the parenting book Decoding Your Child.
Dawn Fung founded Little U. She was one of the key leaders in the Singapore homeschooling landscape in the early 2010s-2020s She is the author of the book, Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education.
Dawn believes that education reform begins in the family and every child should have every right to great education. With Little U, she conceptualises with the team how to personalise care educators and learners, to bring out each individual’s potential. Her dream is to see education reform in Singapore, where every child, parent and educator have full rights and access to great education. Her approaches include building from the ground up communities who take the vision of great education seriously, and creating content that resonate for years to come.
Prior to being a homeschooler, she taught English to teens, the IB MYP Personal Project, drama and led the professional development for teachers in her school. After homeschooling, Dawn continues to teach humanities using unschooling methods.
Grace is mummy to 3 girls, loves books and the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling. Trained in architecture and still loves it, as well as most things art & design. Her heart is for homeschooling parents to grow and be confident in educating their children, she shares a slice of her homeschool life and reflections over at @gracedays123
Sabrina is a mother of 4 children, graduated with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and worked as a preschool teacher. She started and built up Nurtureworks, a company specialising in art and dance programs. She takes a calm and flexible approach to homeschooling, focusing on arts exposure and exploration from a young age.
Ira is a mother of two boys. She founded Studio Kotak-Katik (Instagram @studio_kotak_katik), an inclusive studio for learning about design and art. Her art community, Art Jam Sessions, has hundreds members from all over cities in Indonesia, and some members from Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. She loves working with children and youths.
Jason Tan is Associate Professor in Policy, Leadership and Curriculum Studies at the National Institute of Education.
Shiao Yin Kuik is the Executive Director of Common Ground Civic Centre. She served the public sector twice as a Nominated Member of Parliament in the 12th and 13th Parliament of Singapore.