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What my grandfather taught me about being a human - being the best aid worker in the world is meaningless without being good to those around you.
Weh Yeoh reflects on his grandfather's life and shares the lessons he's learned about leaving a mark on the world, and on those around him.
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No one knows the future life. But everybody wishes for himself a good future.
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What do you do when you find a huge need, for over 600,000 people, of which tens of thousands of them are dying every year, that no one else is focussing on? What if a country was losing $400 million a year because of it? What would you do if you had both a plan and an incredibly cost effective grassroots organisation to address this problem?

Unless we stumble across a miracle in 2 months, the answer is, we will walk away from it all. This is a story that will restore your faith in foreign aid, but it may also break your heart. Check out my article on The Huffington Post.
For the past year, I have worked, mostly on a voluntary basis, with CABDICO, a local Cambodian non-profit organization working with people with disabilities....
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How do we decide which development initiatives are worthwhile? Weh Yeoh shows that we need to keep our message centered around human beings.
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Why isn't disability something high on the international agenda? It's easy to think that high level meetings in the UN determine what is or isn't on the international agenda. In reality, however, ordinary people are the ones who hold this power.

This is a piece I wrote for The Huffington Post highlighting the power of crowdfunding to change the world as you see it.
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 Effective marketing brings attention and donations. Good development work improves the lives of poor people. Can the two coexist? I say no and here are five reasons why not.
Effective marketing brings in viewers and donations. Good development work should improve the lives of poor people. Are the two incompatible? Weh Yeoh says yes.
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How only small NGO's, like Daniel San, have the flexibility to address unmet needs. What one year of chasing funding, convincing people to not ignore over 600,000 people communication and swallowing disorders, and working with some incredibly dedicated and humble Cambodians has taught me. Grassroots is where it's at.

http://www.whydev.org/how-only-small-ngos-can-address-unmet-needs/
In international development, we should supper the underdog. How one small NGO is making significant inroads to address an unmet need in Cambodia.
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Many people feel the need to quit their jobs and "give back" to those less needy in the developing world. They'll start NGOs, volunteer to manage orphanages or become advisors in an area where they have no expertise in. But what if it was the other way around? What if humanitarian workers themselves decided to give back?
Some of us labour through the drudgery of humanitarian work on a day-to-day basis, never looking up from logframes, or taking time out from a participatory meeting with stakeholders. But there is m...
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My response to Jetstar Australia's Flying Start grant, and their decision to support an NGO that ships used running shoes to Africa. 
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Using buzzwords in development is like removing unruly nasal hairs. We do it begrudgingly, but deep down, we hate the fact that it is necessary.

At whydev.org, we would love your help in crowdsourcing the most jargon heavy sentence you have come across! Please build our capacity (sustainably, of course).
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Working to empower children with disabilities living in poverty. Obsessed runner and cyclist. Loves development, social change, psychology, and cricket.
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