Helping Young Malaysians Pioneer Social Projects
R.AGE (The Star), 22 November 2016: 'Helping Young Malaysians Pioneer Social Projects'
Contrary to the advice of many popular listicles, the solution to your lack of personal fulfilment may not be to quit your job and travel the world.
As a bold new generation of Malaysians is realising, having both a high-flying career and helping out in the local community is providing a level of satisfaction higher than lugging a backpack across South America.
Here at the Kuala Lumpur Hub, there are a number of successful social projects in progress. The Global Shapers Speakers Series (SSS) for example, hosts public forums to discuss global issues and how they relate to Malaysians.
“Our awareness of Asean in Malaysia is amongst the lowest of all member states,” said Global Shaper Zaim Mohzani, 26, co-founder of NGO Nation Building School. He came up with the idea for SSS to address this ambivalent attitude towards global and regional politics.
“As Malaysians, we need a shift in mentality,” he says. “We’re very inward looking and most of us don’t know much about foreign affairs and policy.
“If we’re going to keep up with the world and find our place in it, we need to start thinking about and engaging with these big issues. That’s what SSS gives people a chance to do.”
Read the full article at http://rage.com.my/global-shapers/