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About MIRM

ABOUT
MIRM
ABOUT
MIRM

Founded in 2015, the Make It Right Movement (MIRM) is a CSR initiative by Brickfields Asia College (BAC) that aims to create a sustained positive impact on society by championing community causes both locally and globally, leveraging all resources of the BAC Education Group. MIRM provides a platform for businesses and organisations to meet their social objectives through active partnerships and strong affiliations, built around efficiently managed community engagement. MIRM collaborates with over 80 social good entities, and is involved in more than 200 charity programmes and CSR-related projects and events annually. We proudly support the initiatives, projects and causes of our students, partners and affiliates, and welcome all suggestions to bring progressive social change.

MEET THE MIRM TEAM

Raja Singham
Founder

Co-founder and Company Director of the BAC Education Group, Raja Singham is an educator, entrepreneur and a founding member of a range of companies specialising in education, corporate training, advertising, publications, event management and IT development.

Raja founded Brickfields Asia College (BAC) in 1991 at the age of 24 which grew to become the largest law school in Malaysia. Named Education Man of the Year by the Brand Laureate for his significant contribution to the education sector, he has implemented various initiatives to improve education and access to education in Malaysia. He also received the National Outstanding Educator Award in 2015 from the Private Education Co-operative of Malaysia. Raja was recently invited to join the ASEAN Business Advisory Council as the Malaysian representative. He was also appointed the Lead Mentor of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) in Malaysia under the ASEAN Business Advisory Council. He was named a Circle Expert for TN50 (Transformasi National 2050) on Work and Value Creation which looked at the future of jobs, skills and careers to prepare the Malaysian education system and workforce for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

A well-known philanthropist whose personal mission is to transform a million lives through education, Raja now spends most of his time supporting both Malaysian and international causes under the Make It Right Movement (MIRM) umbrella.

Brian Lariche
CEO of Make It Right Movement

Brian has vast experience in community development in Malaysia and internationally. He was Project Adviser for the UNDP Malaysia, and is also a trained facilitator for numerous local and international youth and community engagement programs. He has published, written, translated and adapted numerous books, manuals and brochures on socio-medical issues and governance. He sits on numerous committees globally. Brian’s passion lies in seeing equity in society. He manages the overall direction of MIRM in consultation with the Founder.

Email-brian@makeitrightmovement.com

Amanda Kong
Community Development Manager

Amanda was diagnosed with Congenital Glaucoma at birth, which resulted in vision impairment. Unhindered by her predicament, she defied expectations when awarded the Outstanding Cambridge Learners Award for being the Top Law Student in the World in 2013. This tenacious young woman continues to inspire others when she graduated with a Class I LLB (HONS) from the University of Liverpool in 2016.

Amanda’s greatest milestone in her life’s journey is being admitted and enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya.

In line with her passion to champion for the cause of PWDs in Malaysia, coupled with her determination to give back to the community, Amanda joined MIRM and is currently developing her experience in CSR-related works, by working closely with the CEO and the MIRM team on various projects in collaboration with MIRM’s partners and affiliates. Not forgetting her cause, Amanda’s portfolio also focuses on projects which champions diversity and inclusion:

  • Redrafting the Persons with Disabilities Act 2008;
  • Glamour Includes – a fashion show promoting adaptive clothing for PWDs;
  • Conducting briefings with the MIRM team at corporate bodies to promote diversity and inclusion of PWDs in the workforce; and
  • Curating the first ever report on the status of PWDs in Malaysia.

Amanda strives to “make it right” towards a more inclusive world.

Email-amanda@makeitrightmovement.com

David R. Nyanapragasam
Community Projects Executive

David is an aspiring lawyer who seeks to continue to use his legal knowledge and skills to assist those around him. Having transition to a full time position from an apprentice, David continues to work closely with different members of the team in delivering social media content, curation of training modules, conducting B40 trainings and honing his entrepreneurial skills to work with the relevant community members on various projects. He strives to ensure that his contributions not only go forth to make a change, but to do it the right way.

Email : david@makeitrightmovement.com

Tristan Siew
Community Liaison Executive

Tristan is a University of London law graduate who is one of the latest addition to Team MIRM. Ever ready for a conversation about efforts to benefit the community, Tristan is all ears to link MIRM with various organisations together to work towards the common good. In just a few months, Tristan has been a part of psychological first aid for schools in the Klang Valley, written and edited media guides on vulnerable communities, and aided in developing and curating collaterals for the WHO.

Email : tristan@makeitrightmovement.com

Shaqraz Ahmad
Logistic and Project Associate

Shaqraz is our Logistic and project Associate at the MIRM. He focuses on developing training modules, event management and managing the social media for MIRM making him an integral part of the team. He believes in supporting the suppressed and underprivileged communities which is his main focus at MIRM.

Email-shaqraz@makeitrightmovement.com

Charlene Woon
Intern

Charlene, a cheerful and tenacious member of MIRM that joined the team back in May 2021 with only one goal – to make this world a better place. She believes that no matter how trivial one’s impact towards the society might be, every contribution matters so long as it made a difference. With that goal imprinted in her mind, she actively involved herself in various community development programs and activities.

Vicky Lim
Intern

As an undergraduate student in Brickfields Asia College, Vicky believes that knowledge learnt should be applied in real-world problems. Therefore, when given the opportunity, she decided to join the MIRM team in May 2021 to improve her personal development and skills. She assists and supports the team in different aspects of work such as project research and design work. Vicky is a quiet and happy-go-lucky girl. Her personality makes her a person who is easy to communicate and work with.

Nash Nithi

Intern

Nash Nithi, age 22, just completed his degree in Media Culture and Communication from IACT. He enjoys scriptwriting and badminton.By joining MIRM, Nash strives to become a better person each day. Nash hopes to hone his writing and communication skills working here.

Visvamitra Ravindran

Associate

Visva, was a Support Associate at MIRM. He worked on most MIRM community projects and provided support to the Malaysian Indian Transformation Unit (MITRA) Integrated project and the UNICEF Internship and Volunteer initiatives. With his departure to the UK to further his studies in the field of social science in September 2020, he will continue to undertake any research and project development work from the UK. Among his interest are in mental and physical health, and social networking, all of which brings a broader perspective to our projects

MIRM DESIGN TEAM

Valerie Chai
Graphic Designer (Lead)

Valerie is the lead graphic designer of MIRM. She works with the other MIRM team members to bring out the best in each print material, online material and videos that they develop.  Valerie is internationally trained and had worked in North America before health issues brought her home.

Email-valerie@makeitrightmovement.com

Suhan Ganapathe
Graphic Designer

Suhan is our in-house Graphic Designer who creates posters, animation and videos for NGOs despite having Retinitis Pigmentosa, a form of visual disability. He is enthusiastic when it comes to developing his own short film and is always ready to help out in all short film related projects.

Subramaniam Loganathan

Website and Design Development Executive

 

The latest member of the Graphic Team, Subra graduated with a business management degree but has moved on into his first love of graphic design.  Subra works with MIRM partners to understand their needs before creating the initial artwork. Then, with direct feedback from the client, the design is fine-tuned. Subra is known for his soothing designs that are uncluttered.  Subra is living with cerebral palsy and is a man of few words but his ability speaks for itself.

subra@makeitrightmovement.com