On school days, I usually devote my evenings to my business, The Pique Lab: everything from replying parents, running marketing campaigns and developing our curriculum. We’re seeing massive growth during the past two years. We’ve worked with over a thousand students, and have generated a solid track record of 76.4% of our students scoring distinctions in PSLE Science. We’re developing our proprietary learning methodology, and aim to deliver our training programme to primary schools directly. We’re really excited about that.
Looking to the future, I plan to grow The Pique Lab and create an ecosystem of education-related firms around it. These would be a training wing to coach primary school teachers and affiliated tutors, an education technology firm to create new products to support teaching and learning, and a firm focused on voluntourism.
I plan to organise learning trips to Nepal for families, so that kids can broaden their horizons by learning more about the underprivileged, and how they can get involved, whether now or in the future. I’m inspired by my co-founder, Kenneth, who visited Nepal while he was on a SMU overseas community service project. He partnered with a local children’s home, and they’ve started a poultry and tomato farm together. We’ve been visiting Nepal regularly and have built a strong relationship with the kids over there.
It’s extremely empowering and uplifting to be able to do all this, with my club, business and community. Be passionate, build your “A” team, and manage your time and priorities as best you can. You’ll find that doing something meaningful will make all the time and energy spent worthwhile in the end!