Imagine if your child is addicted to learning...

Our Purpose

Develop Children's Life Skills Through Technology

Having literacies, such as mathematics and languages, is important in dealing with day-to-day tasks. However, to manage complex challenges, children need to acquire competencies such as problem-solving and communication skills. They also need to develop character qualities, such as tenacity and initiative, to thrive in a future that is ever changing.

holistic education

Both competencies and character qualities are life skills that are best developed through informal means—building projects, solving real-life challenges, and entering competitions—things that we emphasise in Chumbaka.

Ultimately, our goal is re-ignite children’s passion for learning. Why re-ignite? Because we are all born scientists—curious, eager to learn and explore. Somewhere along the way the passion for learning diminishes due to academic and social pressure. Through our program, we hope our children stay curious and help inspire others to become life-long learners.

Our Team

Educationists at Heart

Dr Chew Yen Seng Yen Seng worked in the paper packaging industry for 10 years before joining Chumbaka. He started as an Assistant QA Manager before moving on to the corporate office as a Strategic Planning Manager for a group of companies. He is a srong believer in hands-on informal education.

Dr. Chew Yen Seng

PhD, UMIST
Principal Consultant

Eunice Ooi Eunice worked in the training and education industry for more than 10 years, leading various functions such as sales, marketing, and customer support. With her passion and values in children's education and development, she continues her career with Chumbaka as a Business Manager.

Eunice Ooi

Dip Mass Comm, KDU
Business Manager

Nigel Sim Nigel joined Teach for Malaysia in 2014, teaching English in a secondary school in Sekinchan. In his second year of teaching, he spearheaded the 21st Century Classroom Transformation Program in the school. He shared his experience with teachers in the school, officers in the district, as well as other education enthusaists at a Trust School conference. He was a Perdana Fellow to the Minister of Finance 2, and he did an internship with KPMG London.

Nigel Sim

MEng, Imperial College
Partner, Puchong

Chong Zhi Xiong Zhi Xiong used to teach Mathematics and History at a low-performing secondary school in a high-need urban community under the Teach for Malaysia Fellowship program. Coming from an Engineering background, Zhi Xiong first introduced Coding and Programming to students at his school. He then founded Maker_Ed initiative in the school to promote the philosophy of learning by making.

Chong Zhi Xiong

MEng, Imperial College
Partner, Cyberjaya

Jennie Lee Jennie has worked in the semiconductor industry for more than 12 years before joining Chumbaka. Her wealth of experience include providing consultancy and IC design services to MNCs in Singapore, Malaysia, France, Sweden and United Kingdom. As a strong advocate of lifelong learning for the greater community, she has found passion in imparting life skills through technology.

Jennie Lee

MSc, UED
Partner, Singapore

Rachel Khoo Rachel has been involved in children ministry for more than 8 years. In order to pursue her passion for children, she took Psychology back then and she did her internship at Two-Way Centre in Penang that specialises in the special needs children before stepping her foot into the corporate world. She started her career with DreamCatcher before joining Chumbaka to further pursue her passion in children.

Rachel Khoo

BSc, Lancaster University
Partner, Georgetown

Haslina Abdul Malek Haslina spent the last fifteen years in higher education and discovered her passion for community development and youth empowerment. She's led the successful running of a number of leadership programmes, established a leadership and entrepreneurship centre, spearheaded the STEM movement in secondary schools in Miri, and mentored student leaders. Now she hopes to take her learning experiences to new heights with her Sarawak-based social enterprise, All Aboard Young Leaders Centre. She understands future challenges for youths and children and is committed to empower young minds into changemakers of tomorrow.

Haslina Abdul Malek

BA, Murdoch University
Partner, Miri

Jasmine Tea Having been exposed to the corporate and commercial business environment, Jasmine chose to follow her calling to be with children. She discovered that her passion lies in making a difference in the lives of children; believing in self-paced and self discovery learning. She also completed a 2-year stint with Teach For Malaysia.

Jasmine Tea

BSc (Hons) Biotechnology, UTAR
Partner, Kota Kinabalu

Hazwan Razak Hazwan’s background is in oil and gas engineering, spending a chunk of his early career based on an oil rig. He is also a member of the International Development Design Network (IDIN), having worked on short-term development projects globally. In his spare time, he helps run Youth Sarawak, an NGO he co-founded, that aims to build a community of proactive youth, through volunteering and education. Hazwan is a believer in life-long education, and is currently pursuing a part-time MSc at Oxford University.

Hazwan Razak

BEng, Univ of Melbourne
Partner, Kuching

Our Advisors

Passionate Engineers and Educators

Choo Wai Heng Wai Heng’s journey into engineering started when he was given a motor kit at 9 years old. To the dismay of his mother and later his wife, he spends the next few decades dismantling toys and appliances. He started his career in Andersen Consulting before joining Hewlett-Packard/Agilent to pursue his love for engineering. He left to start DreamCatcher, providing technical training to engineers and scientists; and courseware to universities worldwide. He also serves as a board member in Penang Science Cluster, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring children (and his own) lost passion to learn and stay curious. He was awarded TWAS Prize in Development of Scientific Educational Material (Asia Pacific) in 2015 for his work in developing Arduino courseware for children.

Choo Wai Heng

BEng, UMIST
MD, DreamCatcher

Hor Poh Jin Dr Hor has spent more than 14 years in the electronic industry, working on electromechanical devices, data storage, and electronic instrumentations in various capacities as educator, researcher, and technical manager. Dr Hor is currently overseeing the design services portfolio.

Dr Hor Poh Jin

PhD, University of Sheffield
Director, DreamCatcher

Teoh Chin Soon A jack of all trades within the RF domain, Dr Teoh has been an Application Engineer, System Engineer, Project Manager, and RFIC Designer with Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, and Avago Technologies before venturing out in 2007 to start up DreamCore Technologies, the design services arm of DreamCatcher.

Dr Teoh Chin Soon

PhD, UMIST
Director, DreamCore




We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.

Peter F. Drucker