14-year old makes Malaysian homeschoolers proud

eD’SNOTE: Congrats to Balakrishna and thanks to David for putting this up. You might also like to know that Balakrishna is giving physics tuition, if you any is interested please contact balakrishnapillaim@gmail.com


Few people knew, the local media was silent, and the win was almost unheralded. But for 14-year old Balakrishna M Pillai, a precocious Malaysian homeschooler, it did not lessen the sweet taste of victory when he was announced a co-winner of the international Global Challenge Award in the Best Global Business Plan category.

Team leader Balakrishna and another student Ivan Duschatzky submitted a plan for a Multipurpose Electric Generator and won First Place (Best Global Business Plan) in the competition when results were announced in June this year.

Homeschooling parents who often ask about science (or, the ‘hard sciences’) will be heartened to know that Bala’s parents Murali and Juliana are hardly scientifically inclined. Both Mom and Dad are lawyers by profession.

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1 Response to 14-year old makes Malaysian homeschoolers proud

  1. Mahfuz says:

    Good evening.
    I am a masters student of IIUM.
    My brother is studing standerd seven in an englissh medium school in Bangladesh.
    He is coming to Malaysia with my parents.
    We are interested thome schooling for him.
    Would you please suggest me whether he can continue his study as a standard seven student by home schooling?

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