Singapore Women's Weekly (Singapore)

Janine Teo, 37

Founder & CEO, Solve Education!

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Janine firmly believes that education is the key to solving many challenges we face in the world today. But she found it tough to find a way to give everyone equal access to quality education. This changed during a work trip abroad to nearby Indonesia. “I was going through a slum area in Jakarta one day, and saw this mother trying to operate two smartphone­s while babysittin­g her child. I found out that by 2020, 70 per cent of the world will have a basic smartphone and intermitte­nt internet connectivi­ty,” she explains. “There are 262 million children and youth who do not go to school today and it occurred to me that if I could figure out how to educate kids through the use of a smartphone, then I’d be able to break this cycle of inequality.” It was the impetus Janine needed to start Solve Education! in 2015. The company has developed a learning app called Dawn Of Civilizati­on, which has more than 10,000 users as of November 2018.

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Jewellery from Pandora. Dress and belt, both from Loro Piana.

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