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December 5, 2021
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

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Jalan UMS, 88400, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88400
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Beverly Matujal (Mayabayu)

Singer Songwriter
MAYABAYU is a Sabahan-born singer-songwriter currently based in Kuala Lumpur. Her sound is heavily influenced by her own East Malaysian heritage, which results in a unique blend of ethno-electro-pop music.

Boonsiri Somchit

Co-Founder & Partner at Xtrategize Technologies Sdn Bhd, Author
I have been in the corporate world for the last 30 over years and felt that it was now time for a new career adventure. Building teams, creating great fun culture at work, watching my team members grow from being a fresh graduate to a lead, a supervisor, manager, senior manager, director and beyond gives me so much pleasure and pride, knowing that I had a hand in their career journey. That's my passion now. Being able to help others do the same but not just through face to face interaction, training, mentoring and coaching. No this is old school...I believe that we need to combine the old school (where I come from) and new age, using the power of social media and digital technology.

Christyne Moosom

Ms. Christyne is a passionate warrior of SAWO especially on topics about sexual harassment. She would like to raise awareness and educate the people of Sabah on the subject.

Dr. Prabakaran Dhanaraj

Public Health Specialist
Dr. Prabakaran is a medical doctor who specialist in public health. He is based in Sabah, and has been working hard as a frontliner of the pandemic. He is the coordinator for vaccination in Sabah and has mitigated many challenges during the pandemic.

Dr. Wong Siew Te

Founder and CEO at Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Dr. (Hon) Wong Siew Te, founded the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in 2008 and is the drive behind the project. Wong, one of the few Malaysian wildlife biologists who was trained in Taiwan and U.S.A., has been studying and working on the ecological conservation of the sun bear since 1998. His pioneer studies of sun bears in the Bornean rainforest have taken him into the most threatened wildlife habitat on Earth, where field work is exceedingly difficult.

Kiran Deep Sandhu

Leadership and Communication Coach
I believe that your voice matters, so speak to be heard. As a John Maxwell Certified Communication/Leadership Coach, I work with talented leaders to build their communication skills and to deliver with greater confidence, clarity and credibility. I am a partner in Leadership K.A.R.D, a leadership coaching company.

Riza binti Alwi

Since joining OrphanCare , Riza has found her true passion. With her PR & Marketing education background, Riza who is also a certified Business & Executive Coach from University Malaya, believes in advocating for the unfortunate babies & children, helping women with unplanned pregnancies & creating more awareness about OrphanCare’s mission. Her task is to ensure that OrphanCare is greatly recognised, widely supported & constantly mentioned positively. Being part of a great team at OrphanCare, Riza hopes her skills and experience of over 20 years in the hospitality & training indusrty can help the team rise higher. She believes in – Together Everyone Achieve More (TEAM)

Sherzali Asli

Co-founder of Sabah Human Rights Centre
Mr. Sherzali Asli is a co-founder and president of Sabah Humans Rights Centre (SHRC). He is a lawyer passionate about human rights and works hard in helping to fight for human rights.

Syafinaz Hakam

Syafinaz is a BSc Psychology graduate from The University of Sheffield. Making the world a better and safer place has always been her long term goal. Hence, it only felt right to join OrphanCare Foundation to learn and understand better on top of putting her skills and knowledge into good use. She hopes that one day, her small efforts can eventually be translated into feasible policy directions that can help the Malaysian youth. This is because she truly believes that the youth is the future which can help reform the country into a better and safer place.

Organizing team

Prabakaran Solomon

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia