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we believe in youths.

our story is a youth development start-up based in Malaysia and we're passionate about the foundational development of our younger generation through holistic education - specifically in the areas of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). 


We envision a future filled with independent, wholesome youths developed with essential life skills, positive core values, strong leadership principles and emotional resilience. Our post-pandemic, device-facing, socially-starved youths of today require intentional exposure to these important aspects that will set them up for future success.

Why is this important?

Back in 2016, our founder, Sharlyn was given the opportunity to speak at public and private high schools and universities nationwide, and she noticed a pattern amidst the conversations with her students who came from a wide range on the academic spectrum.


There were many pain points that were highlighted during Sharlyn's time working with directly them. Students with great academic results lack confidence to communicate and lack the foresight to lead others. Students with great leadership potential lack emotional resilience to withstand the responsibility that comes along with it. It's always one or the other. But what if it doesn't have to be that way? 

Our students and youths have bear so much gold within - and it's time for us to activate them to shine!


Beyond just academic excellence, it's time to focus and develop them to achieve personal excellence. We aim to partner with parents and educators to fill the gaps and bring a revolutionary shift in our education landscape.

What is our solution vehicle?

Since the conception of happywords in 2019, our team has grown! Our happywords team focuses on developing modules and conducting programmes rooted in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for high school and university students in the areas of personal development, leadership and mental health. 


We also collaborate with field and subject matter experts to create group workshops for students and youths based on a needs-based assessment. 


Personal Development




Mental Wellbeing

How are we driving this?

Our philosophy of growth is as simple as A.B.C. We believe in being present and proactive in these three stages of intentional growth. We structure our programmes with the intention to activate minds through awareness, build foundation through our content, so that it releases our youths to conquer their own lives!


Activate mind


Build foundation


Conquer life

What now, now what?

With our unconventional model, we hope to disrupt the current education landscape across South East Asia in the next decade. For that to be a reality, we want to partner with you! It doesn't matter if you are a student, a parent, an educator, or a subject matter expert - drop us a line. There's always room for us to have a chat on collaboration opportunities with the intention to grow! 

We’re people on a mission to equip, catalyse and mobilise competent, resilient youth leaders
across South East Asia in the next decade through education 🔥

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