• English Proficiency For All

    We believe in the power of learning. We empower migrants and refugees by giving them a voice and the tools they need to make a difference.

  • What We Do

    We provide personalised language, vocational and computer skills training to migrant workers and refugees. By partnering corporates and employers in the construction, manufacturing and shipping industries, we are working towards creating safer and more productive workplaces. We use our proprietary curriculum combined with advance teaching methodologies to provide a platform to connect professional trainers, volunteers and migrants to facilitate their assimilation into the mainstream.

  • Working Towards A More Inclusive Society

    Migrant Workers have played an important role in Singapore's progress: they've built our homes, served in our factories and taken care of our children. They work tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that our lives run like clockwork. SDI Academy is on a mission to champion their cause and give them a voice.

  • Our Courses

    Our classes are taught with the help of experienced professionals fluent in both, English and the native language of migrants. Using team activities, workplace simulation and an industry-first Befrienders Program, we customise our classes to meet industry needs, ensuring workers are familiar with technical terms and operating procedures of their workplace.

    Everyday English

    With the help of our expert instructors and facilitators, you will be able to learn English quickly and easily and clarify any doubts in your own mother tongue.

    Academic English

    We take students from basic motor skills through the building blocks of grammar. Master verbal and written communication to give yourself a career push and secure that coveted promotion.

    Executive English

    Equipped with various business terminologies, interview structures as well as report writing tutorials, Executive English provides the ultimate solution to your learning needs

    IT & Computer Literacy

    Providing you with the skills and resources to take on the digital age head-on.

    Safety & Workplace Certification

    Working at height, safety orientation and metal-works training for the construction and shipping industry

    Soft-skills and Professional Development

    Sharpening your skill-set to help pave the way to better career opportunities. We focus on critical thinking and reasoning skills that you can apply at your work.

  • Find out more about our courses - locations, curriculum, payment options and salient features!

  • As Featured In

    Channel News Asia

    "Championing the cause of the under-represented migrant worker community through English language training"

    My Paper

    "Aspiring young social entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the community"

    The Straits Times

    "Youth on a mission to ease foreign workers' woes"

    Digital News Asia

    "Seeks to champion the welfare of migrant workers in Singapore, as well as to create a more inclusive society, by empowering them with improved communication skills."

    Asia One

    "Making the world suck less"


    We are partnering the Robert Bosch Foundation to design coursework for Syrian Refugees. Watch this space for more developments!

  • Testimonials

    Check out what are our students have to say!



    "Farhan Bhai shares his experience of studying at SDI Academy"



    "Each week, I look forward to our class - it helps me at work and also helps me make Singaporean friends. Everyone here is so helpful, patient and kind. Thank you SDI"

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  • About Us

    We're on a mission.

    Sazzad Hossain


    Sazzad had a first hand experience of not being able to speak English when he arrived in Singapore. His own struggle has inspired him to launch an initiative to teach English to migrant workers.

    Manas Punhani


    Manas' interaction with migrant workers inspired him to work towards championing their cause. He manages SDI's corporate and investor relationships and is responsible for fund-raising and strategy.

    Anika Bte Kasem

    Head of Curriculum Development

    Anika is SDI's in-house grammar nazi and designs the proprietary curriculum and class plans which make SDI the preferred choice for students and employers.

    Towfiq A Chowdhury

    Head of Sales

    Towfiq is our sales guru, whether its face-to-face or digital, B2B or B2C, Towfiq successfully manages client expectations to increase SDI's reach.

    Yakoob Khan

    Head of Communications

    Yakoob's passion to bring people together led him to work at SDI. He manages our public relations effort and raises awareness of migrant workers' cause both nationally and internationally.

    Yu Ann Tan

    Manager, Strategic Partnerships

    Ann is a master matchmaker who manages our relationship with key partners besides helping us form important alliances with key stakeholders.

    Loo Zhiyuan Natalie

    Manager, Training & Development

    Nat's experience and enthusiasm for curriculum development adds a creative touch to our teaching methodology.

    Raeesah Khan

    Manager, Strategic Partnerships

    Raeesah manages our efforts to drive stakeholder engagement and raises awareness about problems faced by migrant workers and refugees

    Rosalind Koh

    Manager, Digital & Design

    Rosalind drives our creative branding and digital marketing strategies. She hopes to bridge the gap with migrant workers and inspire more people

    Valerie Pang

    Advisor & Alumni

    Valerie played an instrumental role in helping SDI Academy reach this stage before departing to pursue other passions.

  • Our Volunteers

    Our Heroes

  • Our Partners

    We've got a top-notch group of partners without whom we could not have made this journey!

    We are grateful for their funding and support.

  • Our Achievements

    We let the results speak for themselves.


    Hours of lessons delivered

    Youth Entrepreneurship Award

    DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia (emerged as winners against 683 entries from 30 countries)

    Winners, Most Socially Impactful Start-up

    Nanyang Tech-Entreprenuership Center

    1st Runner-up

    Ministry of Manpower Hackathon

  • Awards Galore!!!

    SDI Academy has won awards at the national and international level. 

    In the news, on television.....

    SDI Academy has been featured in The Straits Times, Channel News Asia, 938 Live among others.

    Social Outreach

    We have been creating numerous platforms to bring Singaporeans and migrant workers closer.

  • Social Outreach

    Through a host of activities like games, picnics, dragon-boat races and more, SDI Academy bridges the gap between migrant workers and Singaporeans.

  • You + Us = Awesome

    The Hangar @ iCube
    21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
    Singapore 119613
    9644 3027