Dr. English is a self-learning tool that provides byte sized learning modules for any migrant to kick start their English language learning journey. The book cover provides a friendly and confidence booster approach through its iconic Dr English mascot where it shows a Migrant Worker is wearing his work attire coverall but beneath that he is a Dr. English. The cover cuts away the face of the Dr. English as it’s not a fixed individual or superhero. Anyone who completes reading the book can become Dr English.
Refugees and migrants live on the margins of society.
They lack access to quality education, and livelihood and are vulnerable to social exclusion.
SDI Academy blends digital media, in-person training, and rigorous data collection to design and deliver high-quality courses that up-skill immigrants and help them assimilate into the mainstream. By partnering with corporations, employers, and international agencies we are working towards creating safer and more productive workplaces by providing communication, IT, Financial literacy & Entrepreneurship training.
- 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.
- As Featured in -
"SDI Academy empowers migrant workers through education"
"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"
"Dr English wants to train more than 10,000 Migrant Workers to build bridges between locals and Migrants"
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."
"Making the world suck less"
Channel News Asia
"Championing the cause of the under-represented migrant worker community through English language training"
- Obama Leader -
Our Founder & CEO Sazzad Hossain is a Obama Leader of the Obama Foundation Asia-Pacific.
A leadership development and community engagement program that seeks to inspire, empower and connect 200 young emerging leaders from 33 nations and territories across the Asia-Pacific region to help create the change we all want to see in our communities.
- About Us -
We're on a mission.
Founder & CEO
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.
Towfiq A Chowdhury
Manager, Business Development
Towfiq is our sales guru, whether its face-to-face or B2B or B2C, Towfiq successfully manages client expectations to increase SDI's reach.
Head, International Marketing
Ashiq goes around the globe to increase the impact of our work beyond the borders. He helps to establish new branches in new territories.
Specialist, Digital Marketing & Communication
Shreya manages the Digital Marketing & Communication of our company and all things creative. She is our go-to for everything Digital and Creative.
Valerie played an instrumental role in helping SDI Academy reach this stage before departing to pursue other passions.
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.
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.
Manas played an pivotal role in helping SDI Academy reach this stage before heading to pursue a profession in consultancy.
External Relations & Human Resource
Syahir deepens the impact of our relational efforts by ensuring seamless events management and strengthening the camaraderie of the team.
Executive, Fundraising & Strategic Partnerships
Raisa manages our efforts to drive stakeholder engagement and raises awareness about problems faced by migrant workers and refugees