All posts by Weh Yeoh

Weh is a disability development worker currently based in Cambodia. He is a professionally trained physiotherapist who has completed a MA in Development Studies at the University of NSW. He has a diverse background, having spent years travelling through remote parts of Asia, volunteering in an orphanage and adult shelter for people with disabilities in Vietnam, interning in India, and studying Mandarin in Beijing. He has experience in the NGO sector both in Australia and internationally in China, through Handicap International. He is an obsessed barefoot runner, wearer of Lycra, and eats far too much for his body size. You can view his LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/wmyeoh) and follow him on Twitter @wmyeoh.

How to better engage slacktivists – and turn them into activists

By Weh Yeoh & Marie Cusick

We’ve all thought about it. We’ve probably all dabbled in it. Some of us do it often, from the privacy of our own homes and even right out in plain view. We are talking about slacktivism.

The slacktivist is a widely misunderstood creature and one we prefer to think of as an activist just waiting to be properly engaged.

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Why I quit my dream job to start OIC in Cambodia

This post originally appeared on OIC: The Cambodia Project, and is re-printed here with permission.

Two years ago, I made a decision that would change my life. After working in what I had thought would be my dream job, I found myself at a crossroads in Cambodia. I had just discovered arguably the biggest gap in basic health care services in Cambodia. I could have stayed to address it or walked away. I decided to stay, and in time, OIC: The Cambodia Project was born.

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