Teacher Raj is a successful social entrepreneur, an educational revolutionist and a social activist. For over 23 years working for the underprivileged Teacher Raj is now leading the NGO and Social Enterprises of SOLS.
He began his career at 17 years old, co-founding an NGO in Cambodia to provide free education and personal development to Cambodian youth.
He is currently running the top Green Energy startup in Malaysia invested by Petronas & Silicon Valley 500 startups.
TR is a multi-award-winning humanitarian. Through SOLS Foundation, he has designed and implemented education and community development programs for entire communities. He has tapped into his innate entrepreneurial strengths to pioneer the concept of blending the worlds of social service (NGO) and entrepreneurship.
In 2010, he set up SOLS Impact organisations, from a start-up stage to a multi-million Ringgit organisation within nine months. SOLS Impact Organizations focuses on four sectors, Education, Technology, Mental Health and Renewable Energy, all of which play a crucial role in enhancing the quality of life of people transcending race, gender, culture and age.
Most recently he was appointed as Advisor and Council member to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Digital Economy and 4IR (2023), he has won the prestigious Best Sustainability Leader award (2018) by EUmcci.
He was the first and only Malaysian awarded the Ford Fellows (2015), with an International fellowship program at Colombia University & YALE, New York as well as being elected Deputy Lab Leader for the Ministry of Defence Malaysia National Service Programme 2.0 (PLKN) (2015).
His life’s mission is to create a platform for all those who want to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. He firmly believes that serving and educating others can be made into a way of life that anyone can and should assume. This belief manifests in his propensity to share knowledge and actively engage in his personality as a Teacher-Leader and mentor.
SOLS 24/7 & SOLS Foundation represents his vision for this belief. It is a focusing lens, that collects the talent, hard work and raw passion of hundreds of individuals, refines them in the forge of his leadership then directs this remarkable energy at underprivileged communities.
One of the most successful social entrepreneurs in Malaysia, educational revolutionist and social activist, Teacher Raj Ridvan Singh began his career amid the social and financial poverty of Cambodia in the late 90’s. As a 14-year old, Teacher Raj experienced sacrifice, selling his material possessions as he co-founded an NGO, SOLS 24/7 Cambodia, to provide free education and personal development to Cambodian youth. By the age of 17 and becoming the youngest Microsoft Computer System Engineer in ASEAN, Teacher Raj once again faced the choice of continuing his successful career in Malaysia or sacrificing financial comfort for the life of a social worker.
With spirituality and a strong social activist background governing his decision, Teacher Raj left the comforts of Malaysia and returned to Cambodia, before heading to Timor Leste during a time of civil war to found and run SOLS 24/7 Timor Leste. His innate business skills and continuous activism guided him through the challenges of setting up and running an education based NGO, helping it grow to become the largest non-formal education provider in the country.
After returning to Malaysia, and now with more than 20 years in the social service sector, Teacher Raj started tax-exempted, humanitarian organization, SOLS 24/7 Malaysia and began tapping into his entrepreneurial strengths to pioneer the concept of blending the worlds of social service (NGO) and entrepreneurship. 300,000+ individuals have benefitted from SOLS 24/7’s programmes and projects and it has grown into one of the leading and most innovative NGOs in Malaysia.
In 2010, he set up SOLS Social Enterprises, from start-up stage to a multi-million Ringgit organization within nine months. SOLS Social Enterprises focuses on four sectors, Education, Technology, Mental Health and Renewable Energy, all which play a crucial role enhancing the quality of life of people transcending race, gender, culture and age.