At Hummus Education, our vision is to enable communities around the world to give children a happy childhood filled with fun, learning and exploration. We draw inspiration from Play and create curated online to offline experiences, where we preserve the ingenuity in a child to learn. Our products are developed based on quality research, and put the well-being and safety of the child first.
Back in 2020, we were sharing our parenting experiences and research on early childhood development separately, hoping to provide some support to young parents like ourselves.
A turning point came when Melissa attended a venture builder programme in NUS Enterprise after completing her Masters of Education. Knowing that both Shun Ting and Rachel shared the same passion in child development, she brought the three of us together to brainstorm solutions to help make parenting a little easier and more enjoyable.
One challenge parents face that we were also facing is raising bilingual children and having fun while doing so. We researched intensively, spoke to parents, and educators.
Soon, a product was in the making.
The camaraderie brought us further to where we are today, having received the SG Startup Founder Grant and incubated at BLK 71, NUS Enterprise in 2021.
We look forward to delivering our first product to the market!
Well, we love food and eating, but there's more behind the name for Hummus Education!
One of the first instinctive things we do to soothe our babies is humming a song, and we all have a favourite song we hum to our children, don't we? Parenting may not always be easy, so we hope to create "parenting melodies" that can help both you and your child!
With her Masters of Education and being part of the inaugural batch of NUS Venture Builder Programme, Melissa is entrepreneurial and passionate about child development and educational research. As a new mother, she is a firm believer of Cued-Care for newborns and enjoys pretend play with her three year old nephew, who is her muse in many ways in research or practice.
With her background in Business Development and Finance, Rachel is always looking for new business opportunities & business innovations to drive revenue for the company. As a mother of a terribly terrific two, Rachel lives by her favourite parenting quote: "Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first." - Mathew Jacobson
SG Startup Founder Grant and NUS Enterprise