Wendy Ng
Ambassador, Country lead, Academy

Wendy Ng

Singapore

Education and international relations specialist who develops international partnerships and projects to create positive social impact.

I am an education and international relations specialist with extensive experiences in global education. I started my career as an educator in Singapore, and had the privilege of teaching in Japan as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme. I have developed and facilitated diverse programmes with educational institutions, museums and even on a world voyage with Peace Boat. Passionate about international exchanges, I have spent time in the non-profit space managing projects and partnerships focused on social impact. I am currently coordinating public diplomacy initiatives connecting the United States and Singapore.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

“There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo captured the essence of how ideas have the power to spark change. I believe that innovative ideas and solutions can improve education worldwide. As part of the HundrED Academy, I hope to contribute my skills and networks to support HundrED’s programmes to support innovations.

How can education support students to flourish?

Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world as it empowers students to flourish and be compassionate global citizens. Education can equip students with socio-emotional skills and 21st century competencies, which are essential for full participation in society. Education is crucial in fostering appreciation and tolerance of diversity, and cultivating global citizenship.

What role does innovation play in education change?

The world has changed rapidly and education systems have to adapt and evolve. Innovations are important in fuelling educational transformation because traditional ways of teaching and learning have to be adjusted to complement the changing environment, and diverse needs of learners. Pedagogical and technological innovations can strengthen learner’s outcomes and their contributions to societies.

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

1. Dream a Dream: Their Life Skills Assessment Scale (LSAS) is a powerful impact assessment. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 2. Project FUEL: Innovative methodology of life lessons can be adapted by educators to empower learners. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 3. Slam Out Loud: Innovative arts education programmes help learners to develop reading, writing and speaking skills, creative confidence, critical thinking skills and more. ⁣

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

1. NalandaWay Foundation: Arts in Education program develops students’ creative potential https://hundred.org/en/innovations/arts-in-education ⁣ ⁣ 2. Developmental Play: This new approach develops children’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional growth. www.developmental-play.com. ⁣ ⁣ 3. Phare Ponleu Selpak: Innovative curriculum by the Performing Arts School https://phareps.org/