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The HomeschoolSingapore.sg website serves as a platform for the homeschooling community to connect, converse and contribute.
We hope to nurture a sense of community through shared memories, mutual assistance, exchange of ideas and common aspirations to spur collective learning and growth. We want to inspire people to homeschool and embrace education as a way of life.
While we aim to be an authoritative point of reference on homeschooling in Singapore, the website is not just for those who want to homeschool. It is for everyone who is passionate about education – from those aspiring to be thought leaders in education, to those who simply wants a broader definition of what education is.
Please get in touch with our editor, Kalsum Harun, at email@example.com to build this space!
Meet our editor, Kalsum Harun
Kalsum went from drafting legislations and policies in her last job at a government Ministry, to reading extensively on education and pedagogies. She homeschools her three children wherever her husband’s work takes them. They spent most of the year 2018, worldschooling. She successfully roped in her husband to take on some homeschooling roles even as he is a full-time academic. She is thankful that her family has been able to direct their own educational pursuits while tending to the needs of elderly members of the family.
Kalsum has been an advocate for homeschooling, having helped several families along the way. She is one of the pioneer members of the Muslim Homeschoolers SG group and maintains its Facebook page. Given one of her children’s neurological development challenges, she is passionate about learning and advocating for special education needs.
She is also an active member of the Society for the Promotion of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Research & Knowledge (SPARK) Singapore, a parent support group for children with ADHD.
Maryam Kiyani, Intern
Maryam hails from a family of bibliophiles and was homeschooled in Singapore and Pakistan. Entering school only in preparation for her International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Advanced Level examinations, she tributes her educational background for giving her the opportunity to develop a variety of interests and skills. Her unorthodox schooling experience prompts her to explore her life options before entering university. She is now taking a gap year to focus on finding passion and direction in life.