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#20 Yee Siang Yong ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ - A journey of self-empowerment

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๐ŸŽค โ€We have a team of 30 volunteers. I'm the youngest and didnโ€™t have any relevant experience but I need to coordinate everyone. Fortunately, my boss gave me a lot of space and believed in me a lot. I was so stressed, but my supervisor was like: โ€œyou can do it! And just do it because you can do it!โ€. So I was able to tell myself that, itโ€™s okay, I have the ability to do it and it's not restricted by my age or my experienceโ€ฆ and everything went pretty well!โ€.

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Yee Siang (Ashley) is a youth and environment advocate from Malaysia, who is passionate about building youth communities for sustainable development. She is currently serving as the youth representative to the UN for Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation while coordinating their youth empowerment program in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

๐Ÿ’ช Her story is a great example of youth empowerment. She managed to connect with her inner power of action after a long journey volunteering, studying abroad, receiving trust and accepting responsibilities at work, setting self-discipline rules and inspiring other youth. She shares her passion for the environment, climate, life sciences and, most importantly, for badminton and French fries!

โค๏ธ TIMELINE:

11โ€™ - Understanding the world through volunteering

15โ€™ - Volunteering, studying then working 10 years with Tzu Chi Foundation

31โ€™ - Youth empowerment through trust and responsibility

39โ€™ - The quest for self-discipline

52โ€™ - Taking action for the climate and sustainable development

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ References:

- About Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation.

- Yee Siang featured in the Youth Voices for Climate Action.

- Connect with Yee Siang on Instagram.

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