MindChamps develops pre-schools for the Information Age

Mr David Chiem set up MindChamps after noticing a gap in global education - involving the mindset of the learner. His company set about developing an educational pedagogy in collaboration with global experts in the fields of education, neuroscience,
Mr David Chiem set up MindChamps after noticing a gap in global education - involving the mindset of the learner. His company set about developing an educational pedagogy in collaboration with global experts in the fields of education, neuroscience, child psychology and theatre.PHOTO: SINGAPORE EXCHANGE

For educator David Chiem, his greatest source of inspiration while growing up was a poor, illiterate peasant girl who became a spirit medium for Guan Yin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

This was none other than his grandmother, who emigrated to Vietnam from China at a young age, and devoted her life to serving others for zero commercial gain.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2018, with the headline 'MindChamps develops pre-schools for the Information Age'. Print Edition | Subscribe