EduCare4u was founded by Ms Alvina Khoo, an active community leader who volunteered for three years with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), supporting the welfare of 60 Vietnamese children and orphans in Singapore. The children kept in contact with her many years after they had been properly resettled. To be able to provide emotional support to these children has made her passionate about the education business. It has made Alvina realise students studying overseas require not only material comforts but also the care and concern of a family setting.
In 2002, Alvina’s business associates in Indonesia and Thailand planned to send their children to study in Singapore. They wanted someone trustworthy to look after their children while they lived and worked in their home countries. Through strong word of mouth referrals, Alvina received the request to become the guardian of their children. Thereafter, these parents recommended Alvina to other parents and D'Student Educare Services was set up, the predecessor of EduCare4u, to provide guardianship and care for foreign students.
Ms Alvina Khoo is a Masters graduate from the University of Hull UK(MBA) with 15 years’ managerial experience in the travel and hotel industry. Also an ex-school teacher, she is a member of Singapore’s key business associations and ex-Vice Chairman of the School Advisory Committee of Woodlands Ring Secondary School (WRS), Ministry of Education.
Transforming her passion and care for students into her career, Ms Alvina Khoo set up a system of family-style education and tuition and guardianship, with support from the foreign students and their parents. The hardships of studying alone overseas worry parents and EduCare4u's system allows students to be taken care of in the areas of studies and living, for them to grow to be independent under supervision, alleviating the worries of parents.
At present, under the guidance of Ms Alvina Khoo, the company has developed into a professional boutique organization in educating and managing students. As we value our quality of service over quantity, our organization only provides top-notch service to a limited number of students and parents.