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 for 25 years as a journalist, then a Senior Political Correspondent in The Straits Times, Singapore's English language daily. She was a senior political correspondent when she was seconded to Tamil Murasu, Singapore’s Tamil daily from 2005 to 2011. She returned to The Straits Times as a Senior Writer in 2013.
Prior to joining SPH, she was a senior research officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Educated in Towner Primary and Tanjong Katong Girls', she studied Political Science in the University of Singapore.
Janet Lim has worked for more than three decades with the United Nations, retiring as the Assistant High Commissioner of the UN Refugee Agency. She has extensive international experience, having worked in and directed refugee operations in different parts of the world.
Through her work with refugees all over the world, she has seen the importance of creating opportunities for children who are in the most vulnerable circumstances. In 2015, she became acquainted with the famous El Sistema project in Venezuela which brought music to children from disadvantaged background and was instrumental in mobilising support for refugee children to have access to this project.
Her involvement with Project Infinitude reflects her commitment to its values and vision. Janet is currently a Fellow in Singapore Management University and Think Tanks in Singapore and Geneva, and sits on the Board of two social organisations.
Rosemarie Somaiah, storyteller and artist-educator, runs Asian Storytelling Network. She works with story in all its forms, performing to audiences of all ages at festivals and conferences around the world. A National Arts Council Writer-in-School for several years, she enjoys collaborating with other artists especially musicians in various genres such as classical, folk and contemporary music. Her books include ‘Gateway to Singapore Culture’, ‘Indian Children’s Favourite Stories’ and ‘The Never Mind Girl and other stories’. ‘The Cat’s Tail’ has been translated into Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. ‘The Never Mind Girl’ has been translated into Korean and Tamil. Poems and stories for adults have been published in anthologies by Math Paper Press. She is a Founder Member of the Storytelling Association (Singapore) and a member of the Singapore Drama Educators Association.
Born in 1990, Huang Ting Yu studied cello from the age of six. After graduating from Taipei Municipal University of Education, she obtained her Master of Music in cello performance with Yehuda Hanani at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Ting Yu is a member of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, and is also a certified music teacher by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.