Danutcha Catriona Singh

After winning the Miss Malaysian Indian in 2003, Danutcha Catriona Singh switched from the pageantry realm to social activities and humanitarian efforts. Being involved in the pageantry gave her a leg-up, Danutcha was presented with the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange program in Cambodia. In Cambodia, she met the Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia, the Minister of Woman And Community Affairs and various NGOs inspiring Danutcha to get involved in several NGOs where she now has over ten years of experience.

In 2004, she was part of a week-long recce mission to Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after the tsunami disaster in 2004, where she assisted in translation for foreign aid workers.

With a Degree in Communications from Murdoch University, she worked as an editor with RTM and a journalist with the New Straits Times before taking a bold step to join SOLS 24/7, a leading in-person and online education provider for the poor in Timor Leste as a volunteer. Danutcha is currently the Managing Director and oversees fundraising activities for SOLS 24/7 Malaysia.

To date, SOLS 247/7 Malaysia has trained 33,000 students through its community centres, provided over 800 scholarships under SOLS Solar Academy and recruited more than 4963 volunteers under its NGOhub. SOLS 247/7 is the recipient of multiple accolades including the Golden Globe Tigers Summit NGO Leader Award in 2015, the UNESCO Wenhui Award for Educational Innovation in 2016 and the Social Entrepreneur of the Year, SME & Entrepreneurship Business Awards in 2017.

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It’s taking actions, whether big or small, with a sincere intention to make life better for people within your circle of influence. I believe that if those who have more can help those who have less, that positive impact will help to elevate us as a community, society and nation.

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