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Meet The Team


Our team comprises passionate individuals who want to bring change and ensure that everyone in our society has the right to dignity, which includes the right to an adequate standard of living, the means to quality education and access to justice.


Fun Fact

I love mangosteens.


“Women will remain the weaker sex as long as they are smarter.” My 17-year-old self 

Dato' Kathleen Chew

Programme Director

Fun Fact

I can start a conversation with almost anybody.


“It is fairly certain that given cake and superpowers, I can save the world.” 

Deepa Pasupathy

Senior Programme Manager

Fun Fact

Ran a 100km charity run that opened doors to join the Foundation! And still running every day before work!


“Go the extra mile! If someone asks you to go one mile, go with him the second mile.” Matt 5:42

Alexander Au-Yong

Programme Manager

Fun Fact

I've pieced back a 3000 year old Egyptian pot using UHU glue and seen an 11ft long mummified crocodile in person.


"No matter the anthropological reason, we fight to make the world a better place. Always." - Bones

Michelle Low

Programme Manager, Special Projects

Fun Fact

Music keeps me sane, coffee brings me joy & happiness.


“Your journey begins with a choice to get up, step up and live fully.” Oprah Winfrey 

Amy Chong

Head of Academy

Fun Fact

People often associate my surname with a country... and some make puns out of it!


Empathy is a respectful understanding of what others are experiencing.” - Marshall B. Rosenberg.

Amanda Thai

Assistant Programme Administrator

Fun Fact

Fuelled by caffeine, pilates and two young kids!


"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else." Margaret Mead 

Helen Barstow

UK Scholar Coach

Fun Fact

Had my first Nasi Kerabu only when I was 20 years old, it taught me that I have so much to learn about Malaysia!


“Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.” - John Wesley 

Wong Xiao Cheng

Fellowship Manager

Fun Fact

I annoy people in two ways; driving incredibly slow and walking extremely fast.


"Look past your thoughts so you may drink the pure nectar of This Moment." by Rumi 

Amelia Liew

Operations Associate

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YTL Foundation was founded in 1997 on the belief that education is the basis on which every society progresses. By improving education, empowering future generations and building tomorrow’s leaders, YTL Foundation aims to empower individuals and communities to be catalysts of change.

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