Head, Arts & Community Development
Aminah is the Centre Director of The Little Arts Academy. She oversees the strategic direction and operations of the Academy. Since taking over as Centre Director, the Academy has made improvements to its program offering for children and youths. The Academy’s signature two-year arts exposure program now has over 340 children working towards a graded accreditation in the genre of their choice.
Prior to her appointment she was the Principal and Director of her own childcare centre and headed a local kindergarten. With over eight years of experience in the Early Childhood Industry, she was instrumental in developing and implementing an integrated curriculum that balances academic and holistic development. Trained in Project Approach, she has successfully implemented the Approach into the curriculum enabling children to gain valuable independent and problem solving skills.
Prior to joining the Early Childhood Industry, she was with the Corporate Communications Department of SingTel dealing with the local and international media.
I have often been asked why I chose to work at LAA. Simply – it is the sense of satisfaction that comes with the knowledge that one has made a difference in someone’s life. I believe arts is a social leveler. I have seen how arts has brought positive changes in the development of children and youths. That’s the reason I do what I do.
Shaun belonged to an academic driven family. Being a rebel, it was natural that he chose to pursue a musical path instead. Shaun is both a vocal trainer and performer. He has been teaching vocals and performing for almost nine years. He was also a sub-editor in the Life! section of The Straits Times.
What I feel about the Arts is that it’s a journey and process which I feel that everyone should have the opportunity to go through and hence, I am really glad to be able to take charge of shaping the youth and children’s experience in the Arts as a Curriculum Development Manager here at The Little Arts Academy. I believe that, what LAA strives for is the exact purpose that I seek in my life and is my driving force.
Nor Azizah Abdullah
Assistant Manager, Arts & Community Development (Children Division)
Zizie loves children and she enjoys working with them. She started off doing face painting at children events and was fortunate to be able to teach her favourite subject, visual arts, for primary school pupils as a visual arts trainer. Zizie specialises in jewellery making and continues to pursue her passion in visual arts. As curriculum development executive, she works with trainers to tailor the curriculum for the children.
I am a visual arts practitioner myself and working at LAA gives me the best of both world – being able to create curriculums and programmes for young children to learn about the arts and for me to continue pursuing my love for the arts.
Mohd Aqram Mohd
Assistant Manager, Arts & Community Development (Youth Division)
Aqram is a big fan of showmanship. He enjoys entertaining people and has experience being a musician, singer and emcee. He also taught vocals, percussion and theatre to primary and tertiary students. His experience working in a production house was instrumental when he took on the role of stage manager for LAA’s anniversary productions and youth theatre productions. As a curriculum development executive, Aqram works very closely with the trainers and youth to ensure that they receive a quality arts training.
The satisfaction I get from the smiles and joy that the children and youth receive from our programs makes it all worth it.