Sarawak is a Malaysian state situated on the island of Borneo, one of the last vestiges of bio-diversity on the planet. After 30 years of heavy timber exploitation followed by massive grabbing of Native Customary Right land (NCR) for oil palm plantations, the state government is launching a plan to build 12 mega-dams in the state. The construction of the mega- dams will inevitably lead to the destruction of Sarawak’s vast natural habitat, rich heritage and the relocation of tens of thousands of rural indigenous people. The indigenous way of life and bio-landscape would be irrevocably changed for the worse.
Join us for a flash fundraising event where you will get to meet global hero, Cynthia Ong (Founder and Executive Director of LEAP), as she presents on the immediate needs of the indigenous people of Sarawak. Come and learn how you can help and redesign heroism.
Cynthia Ong brings 20 years of entrepreneurship, social justice and community activism, through her roles as founder/co-founder, board director and CEO of numerous organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit in South East Asia and in the U.S. Her experience has been in the fields of organizational leadership, special events and project management, fund-raising, and group facilitation/mediation. Cynthia engages in areas of transformative work which she feels are crucial and strategic to the health and care of the earth and her communities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Land Empowerment Animals People – LEAP – a U.S. and Malaysian non profit corporation with the purpose of facilitating projects, partnerships and exchanges that provoke ecologically sustainable co-existence between groups, communities, nations and regions of the world.
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