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Former fashion designer saves Borneo reefs
The dream of fame and fortune is a familiar one for many young people – but giving it up in pursuit of activism is much less common. Twenty-seven-year-old Felicity “Flik” Finlayson did just that – in one of the most extreme ways possible. She gave up her goal of becoming a fashion designer and moved to a remote island in Borneo to devote her life fulltime to marine conservation with the organization TRACC.
Listen to the report by Emily Richmond from Pom Pom Island in Malaysian Borneo:
DateTuesday 11.02.2014 | 13:15
The gift of a home
Jayne Kennedy, 24, saw that members of the Orang Asli ethnic minority in Malaysia were living in unstable and unsafe homes. So she got her friends together and founded the organization EPIC Collaborative, which builds sustainable new homes for families there. Jayne used to work in the advertising industry, but found that improving people’s lives, just a few at a time, was a lot more rewarding.
Listen to the report by Subir Che Selia near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Learn more about EPIC Collaborative on their website.
DateTuesday 27.11.2012 | 12:43