GENUS: English Tuition for Youth in Yat Tung

USD 3000 goal
USD 240 raised
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Help our social initiative, GENUS, fund 20 disadvantaged youth from Yat Tong (Lantau Island) so they can participate in a ground-breaking interactive English language learning program.


GENUS is a corporate social initiative, powered by angel investor group Nanyang Angelz, for children in the age group of about 4 to 10 years-old to learn English.  Command of the English language continues to be one of the most important factors for job seekers hoping to be competitive in today's workforce in Asia.  GENUS uses a ground-breaking and patented interactive online English learning program, ReadingKingdom-Asia, for children to enjoy learning English in the most effective and efficient way.

'GENUS' means “child” in Latin and we would like to encourage individuals, corporations, educators and parents to be part of the “i” that transforms GENUS to GENIUS.

We believe every child is a GENIUS and no child should be left behind.


We want to give non-native English speaking disadvantaged youth a chance to enjoy some of the benefits and opportunities afforded by a good command of the English language.

ReadingKingdom-Asia offers a more digestible, more effective learning program for disadvantaged children to learn English, in a more comfortable environment. 


Our previous crowdfunding campaign provided free English language learning to 100 students in Hong Kong through OIWA (Outlying Islands Women's Association).  OIWA is an association that was formalized over 40 years ago and offers activities and services to the community including people living in the remote areas of the outlying islands.

For this current campaign, we are looking for help to benefit 20 students from Yat Tong, also in conjunction with OIWA. 



More effective, efficient and proven                                     

GENUS uses Reading Kingdom, a renowned online English learning program.  It is the only system available that utilizes Dr. Marion Blank's patented "Six Skill Intergrated Method". It uses innovative techniques to teach all six reading and writing skills in an intergrated fashion. The result is that children become successful readers in a fraction of the time. 


  • Research based and incredibly effective
  • Program is adaptive
  • Requires no professional development in implementing
  • Students can use the program both at school and home 
  • Works with Windows, Mac, iPad, Android and Chromebooks
  • Teaches students to read and write with comprehension at 3rd grade, in only 12-18 months  


GENUS is a social initiative and is managed by professionals, several on a pro bono basis.


We are an Alumni Group of Angels & Entrepreneurs from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Our business is to identify potential startups and thereafter facilitate the process of funding and mentoring for their success.

Nanyang Angelz is the brainchild of three Nanyang Technological University (NTU) alumni who are trained engineers-turned-entrepreneurs, currently in unchartered territories beyond the shores of Singapore.  The co-founders, Ivan YONG & Sam LEE graduated from the school of Mechanical & Production Engineering.  Paul CHIA was from the school of Electrical & Electronics Engineering.



Funds raised on this page will go to:

Nanyang Angelz

We are an "Alumni of Angels & Entrepreneurs"‚Äč - always keen to invest in startups and/or mentoring young entrepreneurs.

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  • Show Of Solidarity!

    USD 25      Goodwill

    Thanks for offering your support of any size! We will email you a thank you message for your generosity!

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  • GENUS Supporter!

    USD 75      Goodwill

    Your support will pay 50% of the costs for one student - thank you!
    As a token of thanks, we will send you a personalized thank you message and a beautiful recording of the students singing in English.

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    USD 150      Goodwill

    You are a rockstar for supporting the costs of 1 student! Thank you!
    In return for your generosity, we will send you a personalized thank you message, a beautiful recording of the students singing in English, and a photo of the students you helped support.

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