Having resolved that I should travel once a year, to immerse myself in foreign culture, languages and lifestyles, and give back to community; it was serendipitous when I came across Women On A Mission (WOAM) while flipping the pages of an in-flight magazine.
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A non-profit organisation, with its headquarters in Singapore, WOAM organises workshops, talks and self-funded expeditionary travels to remote locations around the world for humanitarian causes.
Each year, since 2012, the organisation has embarked on challenging missions to create awareness and raise funds for charities; engaging with institutions that are dedicated to serving the less fortunate, with a focus towards women’s issues.
My first WOAM adventure, in partnership with Women for Women International (which helps women who are victims of war and civil strife by provoding them with skills and resources) took me to Siberia to live among the Nenets in November 2015, followed by a biking expedition in Cambodia last year.
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