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Led by Dr. Nanthaporn Seributra, Starfish Education programs are funded through a dedicated endowment located in Singapore known as Starfish Education Trust, which is part of the Firetree Trust.  Both trusts are run by Francesco Caruso through the corporate trustee Firetree Advisory Pte. Ltd.


The Trusts were originally endowed by Richard Paul “Dick” Haugland - a philanthropist, scientist and entrepreneur.


Starfish Education firmly rooted in Asia where everyone in our team is based and all our work is carried out at the moment, while through Firetree Philanthropy we are working to ensure that our learnings can be shared with education initiatives in other Asian countries when appropriate. 


In everything we do, we carry on Dick’s legacy and expand on the main charitable priorities he developed over the years together with Francesco Caruso, his long-time friend and colleague and Dr. Seributra, with whom he designed most of the Starfish curricula and programs. 

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