Tammy Hoblak

Tammy HoblakTammy holds a Master’s degree from the McGill – McConnell Masters of Management program for National Voluntary Sector Leaders. Her first involvement as a volunteer was in the Arctic as a youth on an exchange program with Taloyoak, Nunavut. This life changing experience led to her passion for volunteering and learning further about indigenous cultures, issues, and rights.
This eventually drew Tammy to Canada World Youth, a non-governmental organization, where she began her experience in west Borneo as a volunteer, followed by international development studies, she has now worked as a CWY Program Manager for over 15 years. Dedicated to advancing youth engagement, Tammy has worked with partners around the world including Africa, Asia, and Central America, to implement international youth-based development projects in the areas of health, environment, entrepreneurship and gender equity.
Tammy is fluent in Bahasa Indonesian, and has additional work experience in Indonesia through her positions as Assistant Director for CUSO Indonesia (Canadian professionals volunteering overseas) and as a Project Manager for a CIDA-funded bilateral project.
Tammy grew up on farm in rural Northern Alberta. She is dedicated to advancing equity through health, and the well-being of women, men, and children in both local and global communities. Her hobbies include yoga and running, and she has proudly completed two marathons.

Shintya Rahmi Utami

Shintya UtamiShintya Rahmi Utami, the eldest of three sisters, born in Pekanbaru, September 29, 1990. Tya earned the Bachelor of Business Management from Telkom Institute of Management. Studying business management, Tya always think about profit and loss for herself in every way. But after participating in volunteer activities, Tya find her passion and greater happiness in life than just having a lot of money, is living for greater good, living for others. Since then, Tya has been active in youth activity, such as youth empowerment, organize positive campaign, service project, community development, etc. As Tya want others to experience it, Tya convey the importance of service for youth, entrepreneur and leader in some occasion.

After Tya graduated, Tya committed to work for Global Peace Foundation Indonesia as Global Peace Youth Director. Equipped with her vision, leadership and skill in management, Global Pace Youth Indonesia expanded in many provinces in Indonesia. Tya focus on empowering youth outside capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Tya want to provide equal opportunity for youth in local area to be engaged in youth activity and global movement. Tya invest her time on guiding local youth leader to take initiative and ownership to do something for community and become the change maker. With her passion and patience, Tya guide, inspire and empower youth to develop their community.

Ng Chun Pin

Ng Chun PinMr Ng Chun Pin was born in Singapore in 1974. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Dean’s list) from the University of Tokyo in 1999 under the Overseas Merit Scholarship and served in the Singapore Administrative Service. He attained his Masters of Business Administration (with Distinction) at INSEAD in 2008, and completed the 9th General Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2010.

Since October 2011, Mr Ng Chun Pin has been appointed as the Director, Youth Division, Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports (MCYS) (which was restructured in 2012 into the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY)). Chun Pin is concurrently Director of the National Youth Council (NYC). He leads his team at MCCY and NYC, to partner schools, Institutes of Higher Learning and youth / community organizations to grow a vibrant youth ecosystem to support youth development. He also contributes in his capacity as a Board of Director on *SCAPE and the Singapore Youth Flying Club.

Chun Pin served at the Ministry of Manpower in 2006-2011, overseeing tripartite programmes, international labour and workplace policy issues. These included formulating and implementing employment related policies to enhance and safeguard the well-being of local and foreign workers. At the height of the economic downturn in 2008/2009, he worked closely with the labour movement and employers’ organisations, to help companies implement cost-cutting measures to stay afloat and avoid/minimize job losses. Beyond the downturn, Chun Pin oversaw and managed various tripartite programmes, such as the implementation of worklife strategies, flexible wage structures and the re-employment of older workers beyond 62.

Gabrielle Iglesias

Gabrielle Iglesias

Ms. Iglesias is currently working for the Climate Change and Climate Risk Management Team as a specialist in local governance issues and community based disaster risk management. She was actively involved in urban disaster mitigation programs for hydro-meteorological hazards, and through these has worked with multiple stakeholders from community-level to local government to national governments in Asia. Her research and publications revolve around improving local governance processes for disaster risk management.

Mr Jongmin Park

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Jongmin Park is a director of World Friends Coordination team in Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). In this role, Mr. Park develops strategy for World Friends Korea which is the brand of Korean government’s unified overseas volunteer group and manages the partnerships for the successful work of its volunteers. Prior to this he had served as a deputy director of Asia Division (2010-2011) in KOICA headquarters, and deputy resident representative in KOICA Indonesia office (2011-2014). His other assignments include serving as an expert advisor of ODA Bureau in Korean Prime Minister’s office and assistant director in KOICA Humanitarian Aid Office.

Mr. Park has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Aallto University in Singapore.

 

Mr Arthur Kurup

Mr Arthur Kurup

 Mr Arthur Kurup

Arthur’s professional qualifications are in law and economics. He graduated with a Bachelor and a Master of Laws specializing in International Trade from Bond University, Australia where he was on the Vice- Chancellor’s List of Academic Excellence. He then practiced as a corporate and commercial lawyer in Australia before graduating with a Master of International Economics and Finance from the University of Queensland with the Dean’s Commendation for High Achievement.

Arthur then moved to Geneva where he worked in the Legal Affairs Division of the World Trade Organization (WTO), specializing in areas of customs tariffs and agricultural subsidies. At the WTO, he also served as a panelist for the National Taiwan University’s International Forum where he presented papers on the areas of competition laws and policies in international trade.
When Arthur returned to Malaysia in 2008, he worked in corporate finance where he was involved in cross- border mergers and acquisitions and advised on tariffs and debt restructuring. Arthur was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in the High Court of Borneo in 2010 where he practices in the areas of commercial and administrative law.

Arthur has always been passionate about politics and socio and economic development, having always been involved in community activities through rural development programs to improve community relationships through sports, and advocating for better education and employment opportunities for rural youth. Arthur believes that equal opportunity; especially access to quality education and fair distribution of development funds is the right of every citizen of his country regardless of ethnicity or religion.

Arthur decided to advocate his ideals through politics. In 2012, Arthur was elected as Youth Chief and Vice- President of the Sabah United People’s Party, which is part of the ruling coalition, after serving in the Party’s Youth Council for several years in charge of economic and education bureaus. He became the youngest Youth Chief amongst all the political parties in Malaysia.
In 2013, he was appointed as a Supreme Council Member of the ruling National Coalition Party. He is the youngest to sit on the Supreme Council and currently heads the Bureau on young and middle class professionals and serves as a member of the National Steering Committee, which discusses laws and policies on economic and social issues before they are presented to Federal Cabinet and Parliament. He is also National Vice-Chairman of the ruling party’s Youth Council.

Arthur was invited to speak at the 2014 International Youth Leaders Assembly held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York where he spoke about youth leadership. He was recently appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Governor of the State of Sabah in October 2014 in recognition of his leadership and public contributions to the state.

Tanzila Khan represents Adversity but with color. At 16 she launched herself with her first novelette, ‘A story of Mexico’ and then sold her novel to aid the earthquake victims of Pakistan. Her second novel is, ‘The Perfect Situation’. She also works for education, entrepreneurship and disability rights. She has worked with British Council, Global Change-makers, Oxfam, and Y-peer as a trainer and resource person for youth. She inaugurated her own production Company, ‘Creative Alley’ which is to provide youth a platform. Her signature workshop is, Let’s get M.A.D (Make a Difference) which is a youth capacity building workshop. She currently speaks on many International forums about peace and harmony. She openly calls herself a spokesperson of happiness. She has also taken many peace delegations to India. The journey is on

Tanzila Khan

Tanzila Khan represents Adversity but with color. At 16 she launched herself with her first novelette, ‘A story of Mexico’ and then sold her novel to aid the earthquake victims of Pakistan. Her second novel is, ‘The Perfect Situation’. She also works for education, entrepreneurship and disability rights. She has worked with British Council, Global Change-makers, Oxfam, and Y-peer as a trainer and resource person for youth. She inaugurated her own production Company, ‘Creative Alley’ which is to provide youth a platform. Her signature workshop is, Let’s get M.A.D (Make a Difference) which is a youth capacity building workshop. She currently speaks on many International forums about peace and harmony. She openly calls herself a spokesperson of happiness. She has also taken many peace delegations to India. The journey is on

Tanzila Khan represents Adversity but with color. At 16 she launched herself with her first novelette, ‘A story of Mexico’ and then sold her novel to aid the earthquake victims of Pakistan. Her second novel is, ‘The Perfect Situation’. She also works for education, entrepreneurship and disability rights. She has worked with British Council, Global Change-makers, Oxfam, and Y-peer as a trainer and resource person for youth. She inaugurated her own production Company, ‘Creative Alley’ which is to provide youth a platform. Her signature workshop is, Let’s get M.A.D (Make a Difference) which is a youth capacity building workshop. She currently speaks on many International forums about peace and harmony. She openly calls herself a spokesperson of happiness. She has also taken many peace delegations to India. The journey is on……

Please connect: tanzila.khan@hotmail.com

Muhamad Abdul Karim

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Karim is his nick name and he has degree bachelor pharmacy. Taking a part on social project and gathering  with an amazing people  boosting him to be more active and creative. His passions are travelling and working for community development. He feels this is the new way for him to contribute and bring positive  impact to the community with the spirit of volunteerism. Growth and born with teacher family’s background, karim got influence and concern in education, social and health movement. While in college he is quickly immersed himself in various of student organization to improve his capability. These included Indonesian Pharmaceutical Student Council, as coordinator social movement ; health campaign ; tobacco control; HIV-AIDS as peer educator and Disaster Management Unit.

In 2012, Karim moved to (Prince Edward Island – Canada) as a part of Canada World Youth Exchange program, this six months program was focusing on health, environtment, gender equity and youth leadership. This program is really change his life, he is leaning and improves his leadership skiils including the concept of volunteerism. Amazing experience, living with the host family, relationship with counterpart, group and community is take a big part on his life and sharpening his future life’s goal. This experience boost him to have more values of caring, empathy and spirit of togetherness to work into community development.

His project during the Exchange program of Canada World Youth was focus on creating small business for the local youth and women’s group. The business that initiated it’s about Potato chips processing (Giving Means). He said he is feeling so glad because the business still sustain, they own their brand, creating various products from potatoes, and by this projectis helping the local youth and mother’s group get more income. Networking with Canada World Youth alumni around the world accelerate his project to spread out volunteerism virus in Indonesia. Inspiring from the values and experiences in Canada World Youth Exchange Program, recently, karim has shifted his focus toward development of primary education and empowering women and youth in Indonesia. Collaborate with the alumni Canada World Youth-Indonesia with other International and National youth program, by this youth movement his spread out the Volunteerism Virus named Sahabat Pulau (Island Buddy)currentlyhis working as Executive Director at Sahabat Pulau, a youth-led, community-based, and non-profit organization.

The organization aims to help people living in remote areas overcome the difficulties of accessing good educational opportunities or the tools necessary to support their education.  Since being founded on March 2012, the organization has focused on teaching, providing mini libraries, promoting local culture, and adding environmental education to existing coursework.  In addition, the organization also helps to provide scholarships to children with the potential to pursue higher education. Sahabat Pulau program relies on the efforts of Indonesian youth to overcome education problems in Indonesia. The “One Youth for One Children” concept aims to urge the younger generations to contribute to the educational development of children who come from underprivileged families.

The moment on 2nd anniversary, Sahabat Pulau launch new program called DESA-preneur (Deliver Education, Social and Art- Preneur), this program which focus on to educate and empower women and youth in rural through social entrepreneurship. One project site DESA-Preneur is located in Selayar Island (South Sulawesi) in collaborating with Econatural Foundation & Bina Insan Hayati Foundation, create the project Healthy Shredded Fish. Thisproject already present in Seattle on Social Entrepreneurship Exchange. Moreover, his commitment to bring impact in the community awarded as Finalist in World Youth Summit Award and be a Semifinalist in Tech-I Global Innovation Social and Technology (GIST) 2014. In the other hand, with DESA-Preneur we also Integrated Ecotourism, Education and Social Project in one village that being a role model where areas our mini library exist. This idea come out after Sahabat Pulau exist in that village, by the result of assessment that we create the project, this project organized by volunteer and local youth group.

In recognition of his outstanding work with initiative that promotes sustainable development national and international, Karim always trying to open more access and really welcoming for more ideas to imrpove his quality and project ofcourse with the spirit of collaboration.

Ms. Shwe Zin Mon Aung is a National Representative from IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort). Currently, she also works as a National Consultant on Secondary Education, as an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA 8385-MYA: Support for Post-Primary Education Development) to Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) Office of Ministry of Education from the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as well as an Executive Committee Member cum Main Lead of the Education Department at the Searchers–Myanmar, a local volunteer-based NGO. She has been with Searchers-Myanmar for 7 years as eyes and ears of the organization. She is also a founder of Myanmar Volunteer Network (MVNet) which was established in 2013.

Ms. Shwe Zin Mon Aung

Ms. Shwe Zin Mon Aung is a National Representative from IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort).  Currently, she also works as a National Consultant on Secondary Education, as an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA 8385-MYA: Support for Post-Primary Education Development) to Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) Office of Ministry of Education from the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as well as an Executive Committee Member cum Main Lead of the Education Department at the Searchers–Myanmar, a local volunteer-based NGO. She has been with Searchers-Myanmar for 7 years as eyes and ears of the organization.  She is also a founder of Myanmar Volunteer Network (MVNet) which was established in 2013.

Ms. Shwe Zin Mon Aung is a National Representative from IAVE (International Association for Volunteer Effort).

Currently, she also works as a National Consultant on Secondary Education, as an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Technical Assistance (TA 8385-MYA: Support for Post-Primary Education Development) to Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) Office of Ministry of Education from the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, as well as an Executive Committee Member cum Main Lead of the Education Department at the Searchers–Myanmar, a local volunteer-based NGO. She has been with Searchers-Myanmar for 7 years as eyes and ears of the organization.

She is also a founder of Myanmar Volunteer Network (MVNet) which was established in 2013.