[2 Jan 2015] An impoverished childhood firmly imprinted the ideology blueprint of Dr T Chandroo, the Founder of Modern Montessori International, a multi-national pre-school chain in the Asia Pacific region. Having seen his childhood playmates growing up to a life of poverty and crime, he was determined to chart his own destiny. With his dogged determination and shrewd business acumen, he found MMI in 1989 and he developed and transformed MMI into one of the fastest growing private education group in Singapore and the region.
Today, MMI operates 29 pre-school centres in Singapore and close to 100 pre-school centres and teacher-training colleges across 16 countries worldwide. In August 2013, MMI won the “Asia’s Most Promising Brand” Award and Dr T Chandroo, Founder and Chairman/CEO of MMI won the “Asia’s Most Promising Business Leader” Award. Both Awards were validated by a distinguished panel of judges. These awards further consolidated MMI’s position as a leading pre-school operator and Dr T Chandroo as one of the most influential business leaders in the Asia Pacific region.
The phenomenal growth of MMI was driven by its unwavering commitment and dedication to the cause of early childhood education. MMI has continually developed and enhanced its curriculum by infusing traditional Montessori elements with modern schools of thought. The MMI brand has won multiple awards in recognition of the quality of MMI curriculum and its delivery.
2015 is the year that was earmarked to celebrate MMI’s Silver Jubilee. It is timely to use this significant milestone of MMI to reflect on the past and to chart new endeavour for the future. We have planned a series of activities leading up to the main event in the second half of the year where the MMI family of staff, parents and students will celebrate the occasion in solidarity.