Raj Ridvan Singh
Raj Ridvan Singh – Co-founder of SOLS 24/7
As a social entrepreneur & teacher, Raj Ridvan Singh has passionately worked towards the progress of the socio-economic status of youths by empowering them with capacity- building, life skills, leadership and employment skills that positively affect the development of the community and nation on a macro-level. Raj Ridvan Singh serves as the International Director & Co-Founder of SOLS 24/7. He served as Country Director of SOLS 24/7 in East Timor. He is currently expanding his social development work as the Country Director of SOLS 24/7 Malaysia . SOLS 24/7 is committed to the holistic education and long-term development of youths throughout Southeast Asia. 26,000 youths have gone through SOLS 24/7’s training in academic, job, leadership and life-skills education.
For his continuous efforts in youth education, Raj Ridvan Singh was awarded the YouthActionNet Award-2004 by International Youth Foundation, The Youth & ICT Award-2005 by Global Knowledge Partnership and was presented the Youth Social Enterprise Fellowship (15,000 USD) by YSEI in 2006. Raj Ridvan Singh secured USD 50,000 from a Microsoft Grant for his social enterprise in Timor-Leste (SOLS 24/7) after impressing the panel during the the Scale-up Pitching session at YSEF in 2008. He is also the winner of the KLue Blue Chilli Award Malaysia 2008.