Using brains and heart to educate children in need

Solve Education founder is first S'porean to win international Mensa award for her efforts

Ms Janine Teo with the learning game her organisation developed to give children access to good-quality education. The scores in the game can be used to measure literacy and numeracy skills.
Ms Janine Teo with the learning game her organisation developed to give children access to good-quality education. The scores in the game can be used to measure literacy and numeracy skills.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Ms Janine Teo led a sheltered life when she was growing up.

She lived in a terraced house in Siglap, went to top schools and her "tiger" mum made sure that she aced all of her exams. By nine years old, she was already a Mensa Singapore member.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Using brains and heart to educate children in need'. Subscribe