The Story Behind the Uplift Project in MY

The Uplift Project in MY was founded somewhere in February 2014 by Nicole Lee. Donating bras was clearly a novel and pioneering project that was both exciting and completely unheard of.

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Nicole has been the national co-ordinator for the year 2013-14. Although she is no longer the frontbencher, she is very much involved behind the scenes. The organisation is under her supervision to ensure that the Uplift logo and values is upheld with greatest integrity and good will. This is very much because she intends to concentrate on other commitments during her final year of A-Level – her studies particularly. Therefore, we’re pleased to announce our new national co-ordinator for 2014-15 – Hye Inn Cecilia Roh – who introduces her bubbly self in the paragraphs below:

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I guess you could say that I’m your average 16 year old, just trying to figure it all out. Currently, I’m studying at the Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur. At the age of one, I moved to Malaysia and there really isn’t anywhere else I could call home. While I do have an unhealthy obsession with Taylor Swift (as well as baking and things that smell like Christmas), I’d be lying if I said that volunteering was not a significant part of my last 16 years.

 I’ve been part of the BGIFC (British Guides in Foreign Countries) since the age of five, taking part in helping our community as well as working on my self-development. Each summer, I head back to my birthplace in South Korea and aid in organising camps and jamborees along with my grandfather for the Boy Scouts (I guess I really am just a chip off the old block!) Other than this, sport has also been a long time passion of mine. I regularly engage in touch rugby and running; I even had the honours of being MVP last season and Captain for the squad this season. This year, I took my love of sports one step further by coaching the U13’s girls in touch rugby, earning a well-deserved 2nd place.

Other things I am passionate about include Lana Del Rey, fuzzy socks and old Hollywood movies (as well as the smell of coconut!)

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