Santha Nair Chandran
Project Officer, Partnerships and Events
Santha Nair Chandran is an English Teacher at a vernacular school in Perak, Malaysia. She joined the Global Schools team as Project Officer for Partnerships & Events.She was the former Head of the English Department and currently holds the position of Head of the Arts Department. She is the Master Trainer for Lower Perak District for the CEFR Aligned English Language Curriculum. She graduated with a Bachelor of Teaching (Hons) in TESL for Primary School. She is an alumnus for the Young SouthEast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) as she graduated from the YSEALI Women’s Leadership Academy 2016. She has been an active member of YSEALI until 2018 before venturing the youth leadership through sustainability through the Commonwealth. She was an open delegate representing Malaysia at the Commonwealth Youth Forum during CHOGM 2018 and Harvard Projects of Asian and International Relations (HPAIR), under the sustainability track, in which she worked alongside sharing ideas through the Blue Charter Project with Commonwealth Youth. Santha was also the Community Engagement Co-lead for the Youth Delegate Program Cohort 2 (2020). She was also a former mentor and SDG 4 Mastermind Lead for Cohort 3 and 4, under the same program. Early September 2021, she started her new role as the Disruptor Track Co-lead under YDP and continued her role as mentor in 2022. She has worked alongside the Global Schools Program as one of the advocates of class 2019-2020 and a mentor for the Southeast Asia GSAs. As the Program Manager com Co-founder for DeRia, she loves travelling, art and music plus high fashion. She has won a grant under the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur with Ecoknights in conjunction with the Cop26 conference, Glasgow. Her team, DeRiA has finally published their first Environmental Education Playbook Curated by teachers for teachers. She loves teaching sustainability through English. Fun Fact: She started volunteering at the age of 16 and loves rock music.