I worked with people on the ground, learned their way of life, their morals, their culture. I heard their heartbreaking stories about how all they want is a Sibu that doesn’t flood, a Kuching that has its land distributed fairly among its people, an education system that doesn’t brainwash their children... I saw these people, and had this surging desire to educate the uneducated, to give jobs to the poor, to speak for the voiceless.
I felt that I would be doing injustice if I were to use my abilities and resources for myself. It just wasn’t right. I want the aunts and uncles who sell fruits by the street to not have to worry whether they’ll be able to make a good sale tomorrow. I want the children of these uncles and aunts to know that they have an equal opportunity to achieve their heart’s desires in the future. I want UM to find its place on the world stage again. I want teachers to have pride in their work. I want Malaysia to be the place where people are proud to be a part of; a place where people will want to come home to.
Hi, my name is Michelle. Forsake my generation, I shan’t."
See full article in The Malaysian Insider here.
Well, here's a last call for internship applications from Malaysia's best and brightest to come in by 7th May 2011 for this summer's intership programme. For those keen for a year end internship, feel free to put in your application as well ;-)
- Closing date of application: 30th April 2011 (extend to 7th May)
- Start date of programme: Anytime after 1st June 2011
- Successful candidates will be informed via email
Email resume / curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter expressing interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include in your application the following:
- Preferred location (ie. which state/city in Malaysia)
- Preferred duration of your attachment (minimum 1 month)
- MP/ADUN of preference (if any)