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Ananti Rajasingam

Ananti Rajasingam is the Chief Executive Officer at Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK), a non-governmental organization that works closely with at-risk children, youth, and families in the Chow Kit area of Kuala Lumpur. Since 2006, YCK has cared for over 3,000 impoverished and marginalized children, including those from violent family backgrounds and challenging environments.

During her time at YCK, Ananti started as a social worker in 2009 and was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer within seven years. Her current role includes overseeing all departments, including two child and teen development centers and a safe home, managing finances and fundraising, human resource management, policy-making, as well as advocating and networking at a national level to protect the basic rights of marginalized children in Malaysia.

Ananti graduated with a degree in Psychology in 2002 and completed her postgraduate studies in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2006 at the University of South Australia. In recognition of her tireless efforts on behalf of marginalized children and youth in Malaysia, Ananti was selected as a participant for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. State Department’s premier professional exchange program. She was also nominated for Pfizer’s 50 Fantabulous Award in 2015.

In 2021, she was acknowledged as an Unsung Hero by The Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council through an exclusive e-book collection featuring stories from the pandemic battleground.

Making an impact on children, to me, means supporting them in a holistic and positive manner and having the ability to influence their lives in a positive and meaningful way. It entails aiding them in their growth, irrespective of their circumstances, helping them learn and develop into responsible, confident, and compassionate individuals. This encompasses being a role model, offering guidance, and nurturing their well-being, education, and personal growth.

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