All posts by Weh Yeoh

Weh Yeoh was born in Sydney, Australia, and has lived, volunteered and worked in Cambodia for the past 3 years. He is a professionally trained physiotherapist who has completed an MA in Development Studies. He has a diverse background, having travelled through remote parts of Asia, volunteered in an orphanage and adult shelter for people with disabilities in Vietnam, interned in India, and studied Mandarin in Beijing. He is an obsessed barefoot runner and connoisseur of durian.

How do we know when to stop helping Cambodia?

How do we best help those in need, and as importantly, when do we stop?

In countries like Australia, the US or across Europe, you often see images of suffering on TV. Children who are unable to go to school, people who are fleeing persecution or natural disasters. Our first instincts are to help.

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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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