Who we are
Message from our Founders – Jayne & Ganesh
At The GUILD, my husband Ganesh and I want our students to be curious, to try different activities, to be creative, be empathetic and to enjoy learning. We believe in training the infinite mindset and empowering our young adults to be individuals who can trust themselves, who are keen to collaborate with others, and who are not afraid to make mistakes. We want our students to have the courage to be the best that they can be.”
Every student deserves a great education. They deserve experiences and learning that fit them, and that can unlock their potential, enhance their confidence and open doors to wonderful opportunities in their life. We believe everyone has a right to a good education. The GUILD International College makes this a reality for students underserved by the current system, and we are proud to offer a safe space that is welcoming to all in our community.
Jayne Nadarajoo is the founder and Heads THE GUILD INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE in Singapore, a transformational experience for students, 18-24 who seek alternatives to traditional academic programs or who are differently abled. Jayne set out to create a new educational model that is inclusive, experiential and focused on personalised around the individual student.
A serial educator-turned-entrepreneur with more than 30 years of teaching, Jayne has been designing and running some of the most innovative schools from preschool to college-level. When her children faced limited preschool and early education choices, Jayne established a new school and experience with White Lodge Education Group Services in 1999, with expanded to 11 preschools in Singapore and Malaysia. Believing every child deserves an excellent education, she launched Melbourne International School (MIS) and ASPIRE Inclusive Education to serve differently-abled children.
Jayne is a highly experienced educator. She has a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Hibernia College, Ireland, combined with a Diploma in Child Psychology, advanced studies in Early Childhood Care and Education, Autism and Speech and Educational Drama. She is a member of the International Association for Special Education in the US.
Ganesh Kanapathy serves as the Director / Chief Operating Officer for The GUILD International College in Singapore. With more than 20 years of education business expertise and a lifetime in management, Ganesh is building this transformational education venture into a thriving enterprise.
Ganesh began building and managing innovative schools in 1999 with the launch of a new preschool and early education concept, White Lodge Education Group Services. What started as a single school in Bukit Timah centre in 1999 has grown to 11 kindergartens across Singapore and Malaysia.
His career in military service gave Ganesh the perfect launchpad to support entrepreneurial businesses – complex logistics and management in mission-critical situations. Following White Lodge, he operationalised the launch of Jayne Nadarajoo’s next vision – Melbourne International School and the ASPIRE Inclusive Education – each serving differently-abled students.
Ganesh has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Roehampton, a diploma in Child Psychology and Counselling, and certification from the International Coaching Federation as a trained coach and is also a trained in Mentoring.
The GUILD International College offers an educational programme that prepares students for independent living and that provides them with the skills they need to become accomplished working adults.
Our hands-on programme, which includes arts and crafts, design and technology, hospitality service and other trade-based skills, will empower students, strengthen their well-being, and give them the capabilities they need to excel in the world.
We offer a highly personalised and rewarding student experience with excellent campus facilities, small class sizes, qualified and dedicated teachers and industry partnerships to help students navigate an ever-changing economic marketplace.
We strive to give students the respect and flexibility they need to identify their paths and excel at their own pace. Kindness, compassion and acceptance of diversity are core values of The GUILD. We make it our mission to help students become the best that they can be.
Our Vision,Mission & Values
To be recognized as the most inspirational inclusive school for secondary and post-secondary
Creating memorable school experiences in a supportive diverse learning environment for all learners according to their needs and abilities, and in which everyone’s well-being is taken care of.