Sunway University Business School alumnus and founder of Super Memory Map (SMM) education group, Dr Lim Teck Ting signed a letter of agreement with Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Trustee, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman Hashim yesterday to donate RM360,000 to the Foundation. At the signing ceremony, Tan Sri Datuk Seri Razman Hashim said, “We are most grateful for Dr Lim’s generosity as an alumnus of the Sunway University Business School. SMM’s unique methodology has benefited and improved the lives of many children and Dr Lim’s passion to the next generation is underscored today.” To commemorate the occasion, Sunway University has named the scholarship after SMM education group.
The “SMM Centre for Nested Entrepreneurship Doctoral Scholarship” which will enable two scholars to study in the area of entrepreneurship leading towards the award of The Doctor of Philosophy (Business). Dr Lim, the first PhD graduate of the Sunway University Business School, founded the SMM Education Group in 2002. SMM Education Group is today one of the leading organisations in Malaysia and Singapore providing a wide range of premier, innovative and interactive, well-researched whole brain development programmes for pupils from age six to 12.
Instead of teaching children how to study, SMM’s methodology is focused on teaching children how to learn with joy while developing multiple intelligences and life skills. Currently SMM has 1,000 learning Centres in Malaysia and Singapore, and more than 30,000 children have graduated from its centres. Dr Lim Teck Ting said, “We are happy to be able to contribute to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation which focuses on giving deserving students accessible quality education. We have seen the good work by the Foundation and we trust that our donation will be put to good use.
We hope the Foundation’s efforts will be able to nurture more young and budding talents to support the progress of the nation.” He further added that he chose to donate to the Foundation as his studies in Sunway University Business School was instrumental to his success.
“My experience in Sunway University Business School gave me the gift of the necessary knowledge and quality education that I needed to succeed but beyond that, it inspired me to cultivate values and contribute to society," he said. Applications for the scholarship is open to Malaysian and international students and applications will be reviewed by Sunway University Business School. Sunway University offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes including PhD in Biology, PhD in Computing (by research), PhD in Psychology and PhD in Mathematical Science.
About Jeffrey Cheah Foundation
The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation is the largest education-focused social enterprise in Malaysia, which owns and governs Sunway Education Group and its 16 learning institutions. Through the unique not-for-profit structure of the Foundation, operating surpluses are ploughed back into the institutions or disbursed as scholarships, research grants and expansion of faculty and facilities to ensure quality education in perpetuity. As of 2018, the Foundation has awarded more than RM402 million worth of scholarships to thousands of deserving students. JCF's history began In 1997, when Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah established the Sunway Education Trust, which was converted to the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) in 2010. He transferred his equity in Sunway Education Group’s (SEG) learning institutions worth in excess of RM1 billion today to the Foundation in perpetuity. The Foundation is governed by a distinguished board of trustees with His Royal Highness Sultan of Selangor as its Royal Patron. For more information please visit : https://jeffreycheah.foundation/