To nurture the leaders of tomorrow to be creative, productive, articulate, and expressive in English, while having high self-esteem.


To promote Smart Reader® programmes throughout the world as world class products.


The Smart Reader® Worldwide group offers a wide range of learning programmes that are specially designed for children from as young as 18 months to working adults who are interested in upgrading their proficiency levels in the English Language.

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Smart Reader Kids® offers innovative preschool education programmes for children from three to six years of age. The curriculum is focused in promoting learning through play. Smart Reader Kids® is endorsed as the “Largest Chain of Child Enrichment Centres in Malaysia” by the Malaysia Book of Records.


Established in 2004, Smart Reader® International College is an expansion of Smart Reader® Worldwide. The college is recognised as an institution of higher learning by the Ministry of Higher Education and is highly experienced in the fields of Early Childhood Studies, English Language Studies, Franchise and Management Studies, and Business Studies.


Dato’ Sri Dr. Richard Ong

Chief Executive Officer

Dato’ Sri Dr. Richard Ong is a self-made entrepreneur who has been managing his own business with dedication and commitment since the age of 27. His vision and mission have enabled Smart Reader® Worldwide to be a leader in early childhood education since its inception in the year 2000. With over 300 Smart Reader Kids® centres in Malaysia and another 150 centres in Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, China, and the Middle East, he emphasises on continuous quality improvement and management.

Dato’ Sri Dr. Richard Ong is a regular speaker at franchise conventions, talks, and the International Trade UNCTAD/WTO World Export Development Forum. With his wealth of experience in franchising, especially in Asian countries like Thailand, the Philippines, and China, Dato’ Sri Dr. Richard Ong’s active participation is indeed in line with his ideology of “GIVING BACK” to the society, disseminating information and offering advice to newcomers in the franchise fraternity.

Dato’ Sri Dr. Richard Ong consistently exudes a positive attitude and is determined to share with the world that Made-in-Malaysia educational programmes are of superior quality and is beneficial to children all over the world.

Honorary Professor Datin Sri Dato’ Dr. K H Wang

Group Executive Director

Honorary Professor Datin Sri Dato’ Dr. K H Wang is a well-known speaker in both education and business fraternities, with over 30 years of experience in teaching and training. Since 1987, she has been working with children, conducting research, and designing curriculum for early childhood education and development. Hence, Smart Reader® Worldwide became one of the earliest group of educators to adopt the phonic-based approach in the teaching of English.

As an accomplished writer, she has written many books that relate to early childhood education, care, and development. Keeping creativity in mind, she developed the Smart Reader Creative Teaching Methodology®, which became an essential component in the formulation of our Smart Reader Kids® programme. The incorporation of the Smart Reader Creative Teaching Methodology® in the curriculum has made learning fun for children.

Honorary Professor Datin Sri Dato’ Dr. K H Wang is also a winner of many local and international awards based on her ability as an outstanding woman entrepreneur. In 2011, she was certified by the Malaysia Book of Records as the woman entrepreneur who has received the most number of awards in Malaysia.

Additionally, she has mentored numerous Smart Reader® franchisees to become successful entrepreneurs both locally and internationally.