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«Education Community Leader»
Richard Wan Kum Wah
Author of educational bilingual songs for children

Singapore, Singapore
Schools have long used music as a creative means of teaching children. Music brings to life not only new knowledge but also pleasure. Early exposure to music increases a child's creativity, improves brain function, and overalls learning ability.

I founded my project in 2013 so that children can learn Chinese through music. Songs help kids learn more about the world around them in a fun and engaging way. But my goal is not just entertainment: music increases awareness of our heritage and gives children the opportunity to learn languages.

I want preschool teachers, as well as parents in Singapore and the rest of the world, to teach children Chinese through these songs.