About Our Founders
Mr Pok Vic Tor, Managing Director
Mr Pok Vic Tor was formerly the co-founder of the Litespeed group of education companies prior to founding Viva Kids Pte Ltd.
The companies were involved in the provision of education services and technology solutions.
These included e-learning assessments as well as profiling and management solutions sold to regional public education sector markets in the 2000s before going public in 2005.
He is a Physical Education and English teacher by
training and co-authored a MOE-approved Primary School
English Textbook, In-step.
Having represented Raffles Institution as student-athletes, both founders recognise the importance of blending sports and play into children's routines. This led to the launch of the KidsExcel programme. In 2012, KidsExcel was founded and conceptualised as a Sports and Academic programme to help level the playing field for disadvantaged children.
A holistic development programme, KidsExcel comprises weekly English and or Maths classes, coupled with sports and physical games. This crucial mix of work and play allow pupils to improve not only their subject understanding but build valuable
social skills and friendships as well.
KidsExcel has been running for over 9 years with
over 10,000 students going through the programme.
From the developers of KidsExcel, UnRavel! Learning and other academic programmes run island-wide over the past 10 years, we believe strongly that all children should grow up to be life-long learners - always asking, always exploring and always adapting to change.
Our MOE syllabus-aligned programmes build strong foundations in English, Math and Science. Students are constantly challenged to think ahead and out-of-the-box.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember.
Involve me and I learn."
Mr Chang Shih Khoon, Executive Director
Mr Chang Shih Khoon is a CFA charter holder and a graduate
of the NUS Executive MBA programme, with more than 15 years
of operational experience across various industries.
He started his career in Standard Chartered Bank for 7 years
and before joining Hong Kong-listed conglomerate as a General Manager. Thereafter, he took on a Vice-President of Corporate Development role with an Indonesian media conglomerate
prior to co-founding Viva Kids Pte Ltd.
Viva Kids Pte Ltd developed the programmes KidsExcel,
UnRavel! Learning and now, PAL Learning.
The Discipline to focus and harness their potential
The Courage to do what is right always
The Purposefulness to pursue their dreams
The Resilience to overcome life's challenges
The Confidence to Live and to Learn