伊顿专访 |一对将快乐再次带到学习中的母子 Meet The Mother-Son Duo Behind EtonHouse

 

EtonHouse International Education Group’s 25th Anniversary

On a Saturday morning, Mr Ng Hark Seng and Mrs Ng Gim Choo were awakened by their daughter, who asked to go to school even though it was a weekend. Her enthusiasm for learning moved them and planted a seed that would eventually lead to a paradigm shift in education. At that time, the family were expatriates in London. Upon returning to Singapore, Mrs Ng Gim Choo, with the encouragement of her brother Mr Jimmy Oh, decided to pursue her dreams of starting a new school that is inspired by the best cultures and pedagogical approaches from around the world. Mrs Ng founded EtonHouse in 1995, which has since helped countless young learners realise their full potential.

Today, 25 years after founding the school, EtonHouse gradually grew from a humble pre-school into an international education group with more than a hundred schools in over 12 countries. Mrs Ng and her son and successor, Ng Yi Xian, recently had an interview with The Finder, a lifestyle media in Singapore. They shared about how family has played a pivotal role in growing EtonHouse.

一个周末的清晨,当时住在伦敦的黄学成先生和太太胡锦珠从睡梦中被叫醒,原来是女儿想让爸爸妈妈送她去上学。正是女儿对学习的这份热枕,深深打动了他们,并就此在心中埋下一颗种子,生根发芽,希望用先进的教育理念弥补传统教育的不足。当他们一家回到新加坡时,胡锦珠女士怀揣着梦想,在哥哥胡振海先生的鼓励下开启了教育创业之路。在综合了世界各地的文化和课程理念优势后,胡锦珠女士在1995年创立了新加坡伊顿国际教育集团,力求让学生们的潜能发挥到极致!

如今,新加坡伊顿国际教育集团走过了二十五年的风雨历程,足迹遍布全球超过12个国家,成为了知名的国际教育集团。近日,胡锦珠女士和儿子及接班人黄毅贤先生接受了新加坡生活时尚媒体《The Finder》的采访,分享了他们创业的初衷及对待生活和家庭的态度。

23 October 2020

The Finder

Here’s The Mother-Son Duo Who Have Put The Fun Back Into Learning

一对将快乐再次带到学习中的母子

Mrs Ng Gim Choo (left), Founder and Group Managing Director

Ng Yi Xian (right), Executive Director of EtonHouse

伊顿国际教育集团创始人、董事长 胡锦珠女士(左)

伊顿国际教育集团执行董事 黄毅贤先生(右)

What inspired mum Ng Gim Choo to start EtonHouse International Education Group in 1995?

是什么激发了胡锦珠女士在1995年创立了新加坡伊顿国际教育集团?

Her daughter’s experience in kindergarten when they lived in the U.K. “She enjoyed it so much that on the weekends she would put on her uniform and wait for me to bring her to school,” she recalls. Upon returning to SG, Gim Choo wanted to create such a world where learning was such a joyful experience. Today, EtonHouse boasts a stellar reputation and 120 schools in more than 12 countries, including 14 around the island. And Gim Choo’s son Yi Xian has since joined the family business.

当时胡锦珠女士一家在英国生活,她的女儿一改往常,对上学充满了热忱,这深深地打动了她。胡锦珠女士回忆道:“她太喜欢去学校了,就连周末她都会穿上校服,等着我送她去上学。” 回到新加坡后,胡锦珠女士就萌发了创办一所这样学校的念头,在这所学校里,学习将是充满快乐的。如今,伊顿品牌蜚声海外,在全世界超过12个国家,拥有120多所学校,仅在新加坡就拥有近14所学校。现在胡锦珠女士的儿子,黄毅贤先生也加入了伊顿国际教育集团,管理家族生意。

Family Time FTW!

While Covid has certainly been disruptive for their educational group, it’s been a boon for Ng family togetherness. New farther Yi Xian is treasuring every moment spent with his 6-month-old twin sons and enjoys spoiling them, too. He recently purchased a one-of-a-kind Manhattan Skwish wood rattle and teether toy for the boys. Meanwhile, grandma Gim Choo says she has “fallen in love all over again” with the twins.

美妙的家庭时光

虽然今年的疫情对教育行业产生了一定的影响,但胡锦珠女士一家却因此多了许多家庭成员相聚的快乐时光,这又何尝不是一种恩赐。新手爸爸黄毅贤先生非常珍惜和他6个月大的双胞胎儿子在一起的每一刻,对他们宠爱有加!他最近还为孩子们买了独一无二的曼哈顿彩色拨浪鼓和磨牙玩具。同时,胡锦珠女士当上奶奶后,也与这对双胞胎“再次陷入爱河”!

Simple Pleasures

Gim Choo starts her day with a walk. “I wake up at 5 a.m., take in fresh air and do my thinking.” Yi Xian, on the other hand, likes to do meditation. He has also started a podcast called A Different Path in which he interviews Singaporeans who have “dared to be different”.

简单的快乐

胡锦珠女士每天用散步开启美好的一天。“我每天早上五点起床,散步时呼吸新鲜空气,之后开始高效的一天”她说。黄毅贤先生则喜欢在傍晚做冥想。他最近创立了一个播客——”A Different Path”,在这个播客中,他采访那些“敢于与众不同”的新加坡人。

Mrs Ng Gim Choo, Founder and Managing Director of The EtonHouse Group won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award under the Education category in 2019. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is an annual awards program that honours Singapore’s top entrepreneurs for their contributions to the economy and society.

作为一名成功的企业家,新加坡伊顿国际教育集团的创办人、董事长胡锦珠女士获得过诸多荣誉,并于2019年荣获“安永(Ernst & Young)年度最佳企业家奖(教育类)”。该奖项是一个年度奖励计划,旨在表彰新加坡的顶级企业家对经济和社会做出的贡献。


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