About Genashtim: Media & Features
Connecting Diversity

Connecting Diversity Using Forum in Business

YPOer turns to forum principles to forge a stronger virtual team.

Harkin Summit

Harkin International Disability Employment Summit

Genashtim was one of the very few (if not only) for-profit social enterprise invited for Harkin International Disability Employment Summit on 8-9 December 2016 in Washington DC.

The Summit, ideated by Senator Harkin, brought together leaders from the business, government and the NGO community to discuss best practices on employing persons with disabilities in the formal economy.

The Summit successfully convened 186 participants from 31 countries, including representatives from 66 national, multinational and fortune-500 companies.

Major Powerhouse

December 2016 - This Untapped Workforce Could Be a Major Powerhouse

Genashtim was featured on CNBC Online.

B Corp Logo

Genashtim is very privileged to be ranked #2 among just a handful of companies in Asia to be B Corp Certified.

Magic

As technical partner, Genashtim wins MYR 250,000 grant (US$ 60,000) for Dialogue in the Dark, and helps them train virtually-impaired telemarketers and set up a virtual call centre for them.

Problem eLearning

December 2015 – The Problem with eLearning

Published by UP Magazine, Malaysia, Thomas explores why eLearning hasn't picked up its pace in Malaysia.

IAL

Institute for Adult Learning (Singapore)

Thomas is one of the pioneers in e-Learning in Asia, having worked with an online MBA programme in 2004. His company Genashtim Innovative Learning Pte Ltd is currently the partner in Asia for eCornell, the multiple award-winning e-Learning arm of Cornell University.

UP Magazine

July 2015 – Genashtim, Making Dreams a Reality.

Published by UP Magazine, Malaysia, the article discusses the beginnings of Genashtim, the dreams of its founder for the company and the PWDs it hires, and the opportunity he longs to provide for many other marginalised communities.

100 Visionary Leaders

Our Founder Thomas Ng was chosen by the Young Presidents Organization as one of the 100 Visionary Leaders.

He joins many prominent people in this list like Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, Muhammad Yunus, Aung San Suu Kyi, Richard Branson, and Desmond Tutu. Click here for full list...

Gainful Employment

Dec 2014 - Gainful Employment of Persons with Disability through Genashtim (Malaysian TV Interview)

Ever wonder how Genashtim (http://www.genashtim.com) advocates for gainful employment of persons with disabilities (PWDs) through eliminating barriers at work with today's technology?

Nadia Sadia

Nov 20, 2014 - Nadia Saidi, Operations assistant of Epic Online was featured on DA-Ai TV, Taiwan

Nadia has a severe disability and can only use one finger to operate the computer . She works from home and earns a decent income to support her family

Digital Icons

Nov 2014 - Thomas Ng of Genashtim featured on "Digital Icons - an inspiration for present and future generation of Malaysians"

The Digital Economy is creating a new generation of Malaysians. A generation that leverages DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES to change mindsets & raise skillsets to better their lives and the lives of other to create opportunities for themselves and their communities.

Ministry of Manpower

July 2014 - Adult Learning Symposium 2014 Citation

Genashtim's EPiC Online has been cited by Mr. Tan Chuan-Jin, Singapore's Minister for Manpower, in his opening address at the symposium discussing the the underpinnings of e-Learning for the future of the country's CET Framework

The Star Online

May 2014 - A shot at equality for persons with disabilities in the corporate world

Published in The Star Online, the article explores how Thomas Ng opened up employment and business opportunities for PWDs. The Star Online is the web arm of Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad, which has been publishing The Star newspaper since 1971

Zero Project

March 2012 - AVP for UN OHCHR Meeting, Geneva

This video was prepared for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, for their Human Rights Council panel on the work and employment of persons with disabilities on 6th March in Geneva

Thomas Ng

February 2012 - Real Leaders Moments, an Interview with Thomas Ng

Thomas Ng was interviewed at the Young Presidents Organisation Global Leadership Conference in Singapore, 2012. In the video he discusses his business model and the reason why he supports the 'work-from-home' model and how PWD are implemented into the business with very little extra effort.

ILO

January 2013 - ILO Business Disability and Network Conference, Singapore

Presentation at the ILO Business Disability and Network Conference in Singapore on 11th January 2013 (Rehearsal)

Interview with Thomas Ng

January 2013 - Television Interview

Interview with Genashtim's founder Thomas Ng on Expat Insights

Early 2012 - Interview with Thomas Ng on Australia's 6EBA FM 95.3

Early 2012 - Interview with Thomas Ng on Australia's 6EBA FM 95.3

Interview with Genashtim's founder Thomas Ng on World Radio's "EthnicAbility" Program on 95.3 6EBA-FM, Perth, Australia

ASEAN TV

17th November, 2011 - Genashtim: ICT and Disabilities

Whilst Genashtim is very thankful to ASEAN TV and the Asia Pacific Center for Disability for putting this video together, we do wish that it could have focused on show-casing how persons with disabilities can deliver a world class service to world class clients. As we feel this would better convince people and businesses to change their attitudes.

Our satisfied customers include ABB China, Air Asia, Kaplan Institute Singapore, Taylor's College Malaysia, and Regent Hotel Taiwan. At least a few of them are prepared to give testimonials about the service they have received from us.

Furthermore, Genashtim Innovative Learning Pte Ltd is Singapore-registered company. Whilst the majority of our staff are in various parts of the Philippines, we do have staff, including staff with disabilities in China, Thailand and Malaysia as well.

Real leaders

November 2010 - Blind Heroes

An article about how Thomas Ng made Genashtim a stronger business by engaging persons with disabilities. Printed in "Real Leaders" magazine. a bi-annual publication aimed at a new breed of leader. A leader who looks beyond the narrow confines of their business and geographical location, acknowledging that the world needs a fresh approach to people and profits in order to thrive, ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.

Real Leaders magazine targets the 20,000 most influential business minds in the world today – striving to lead by example.

Bill Clinton

August 7th, 2010 - A WorldWideWeb Workplace: Genashtim Innovative Learning

An article on the My Handicap website, who aims to provide information and community to people with disabilities, highlighting how PWDs are engaged in different areas of the business.

Kyoto Shimbun News

July 3rd, 2010 - Interview: A Modern Tale Employing Persons with Disabilities - Towards Empowerment Opportunities Develop IT Skills and Change Your World: Thomas Ng (President, Genashtim)

An article in the Kyoto Shimbun newspaper in Japan, featuring an interview with Thomas.