Creating a safe and supportive society through a omni-channel mentoring ecosystem
To help youth become happier and better at what they do through the pillars of self-development, family life and career development through leveraging the impact of mentoring and technological solutions
Our Core Values
Respect equality and diversity in the community and seeks to ensure a respectful and inclusive approach while embracing and exploring individual difference
Progressive & Relevant
Advocate continuous improvement and progress while remaining relevant in the growing pace of the dynamic environment
Collaborate to Win
Form relevant and open partnerships involving synergy of ideas & beliefs for a mutually beneficial outcome
Care and Share
We challenge one another to do better, and in a safe & open environment
Trust and Accountability
We meet commitments, take personal accountability and empower others to do likewise
VOA in Brief
How Voices of Asia Started
Voices of Asia (VOA) is a Singapore-based social enterprise (A member of raiSE) founded in 2010 to create a safe and supportive society for youths, in Asia. We help develop an ecosystem that leverages data-driven technology to support their journeys via mentoring and learning. We aim to tackle mental health issues, depression and suicide through new ways, pushing the boundaries in areas never ventured into before. We dare to, we want to, and we need help to make it happen.
VOA believes that it takes a village to raise a child and we must all be in it together.
Through WeConnect, which is a ground-up self-funded platform, we hope to leverage on the the power of data to engage, understand and support our youth, real-time, anywhere.
VOA aims to help youth grow in three pillars of self-development, family life and career development. To achieve this mission, we leverage the impact of mentoring and technological solutions.
We started this movement with storytelling in 2010, with our leader volunteers inspiring corporate professionals through the retelling of their personal stories. Over time, we evolved to reach out serving university students and fresh graduates.
Today, we are running impactful projects focused on 3 segments of youth, namely
- Youths still studying or just graduated
- Young first-time managers
- Less privileged youths
Today, VOA’s leadership team has stepped up to drive the secretariat team of the Mentoring Alliance of Singapore and also to empower our nationwide mentoring movement i.e. The Mentoring Alliance for Action.
Kelvin is a commercial leader turned HR leader who helps organizations build authentic leadership, dynamic teams and engaged employees while preparing them for the digital marketplace. He is currently the Head of Youth Initiative, Lazada Group.
He is a change-maker who has helped many organizations establish & drive business-led talent programs. As a HR leader, Kelvin has led various strategic initiatives such as senior management hiring and development and organisational restructuring. Supporting his career comes over 18 years of sales & marketing experience in some of the best companies in the world including Apple, DHL Express, Unilever and Lazada/Alibaba. The wide span of exposure has enabled him to serve effectively from both the business and talent side of the organization, across different industries such as e-Commerce, F&B, Media, Technology, FMCG and Logistics.
As a leader, Kelvin is a dynamic manager and coach, helping his team achieve great strategic goals. He has spoken in many conferences and has coached & mentored sales & customer service professionals across Asia, Middle East, Africa & Latin America. As a result of his demonstration of leadership, the teams he led are highly motivated and have consistently achieved their goals. As a facilitator, Kelvin is highly engaging and is always able to lead his participants to achieve the set learning objectives.
Apart from his career achievements, Kelvin has a heart for people, and he wants to make a difference through teaching and mentoring. To ensure that he supports people from a more holistic perspective, Kelvin has built his capabilities in the areas of family, youth and life coaching as well. He established the mentoring movement, Voices Of Asia, in 2010.