Felicia Yoon

Felicia Yoon is the co-founder and financial controller of Arus Academy, a social enterprise making learning a lifelong journey for its students with sustainable education. Not only did Felicia obtain her Degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics, but she also got a teaching Diploma specialising in Bahasa Melayu. Felicia’s passion for education has led to years of impactful work along with 10 years of experience within the education sector.

Her experience as a Teach For Malaysia fellow for two years opened her eyes to the education gaps and their flaws. This inspired the launch of Arus Academy in 2014, alongside educators who seek to ensure that all students get an equal shot at education.

Previously, Felicia was on the core team to develop Global Citizenship Education (GCED) learning modules with UNICEF through Project-based Learning aligned with the national KSSM syllabus. Aside from leading Arus Academy, she now heads the school at Buku Jalanan Chow Kit and is passionate about bringing quality education to the children of Chow Kit.

For more information on Arus Academy, click here.

When I think about impact, I think about meaningful impact. Without meaning, impact can either be positive or negative. Meaningful impact is when people find the change important, useful, and relevant.

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