Ms Murugaian Nirmala, a founder director of Child at Street 11,has extensive experience in creating strategic solutions that raises can-do children from diverse backgrounds. The Centre started operations on 1 April 1999.
Before joining the Centre full time in 2014, she worked as a senior writer in The Straits Times, Singapore's English language daily. Prior to joining the newspaper, she was a senior research officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs. She studied Political Science in the University of Singapore.
Many think of children as weak individuals who will wither without the aid of adults. But in Nirmala’s school, they view children not as citizens of tomorrow but citizens of today. The children have the right and the power to decide what their future will be. They transform minds and transform the way society views them as powerful learners who can lead change.