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Transforming lives in Rwanda: bridges to prosperity

Event organised by ICE

Date
23 April 2024
Time
18:00 - 21:00 MYT (GMT+8)
Location
University Malaya
Universiti Malaya
Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia

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Overview

Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty; connection is the foundation for opportunity. Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) is an international non-governmental organisation that specialises in the design and construction of pedestrian footbridges. 

Kah Yong and Jiao Yin joined eight other volunteers from Tony Gee and Knights Brown, who travelled to Rwanda in June 2023 to construct a 77m suspension bridge for the residents in Nyagafunzo, Rwanda. The team was supported by ICE, B2P, and the local workforce. They completed the project in 2 weeks, providing safe and long-lasting infrastructure to serve a community of up to 3,000 people. 

On behalf of the team, Kah Yong and Jiao Yin present their challenges as civil engineers volunteering in Rwanda. They will relive their experiences and discuss the trip's positive impacts on their lives professionally and personally.

Programme

18:00 - 18:30

Registration

18:30 - 19:30

Talk

19:30 - 19:45

Q & A

19:45 - 21:00

Networking Session

Speaker

Kah Yong

Kah Yong

Bridges to Prosperity

engineer

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Kah Yong

Kah Yong is an engineer in Tony Gee Malaysia, where he has been working on regional and international infrastructure projects.

Kah Yong joined the Bridges to Prosperity project because of his passion for impacting society through his profession, and thinks that being exposed to various opportunities is essential as a young engineer.

This project has provided him with firsthand experience in cvil engineering volunteering projects, instilling a sense of responsibility to share the impactful work undertaken in Rwanda.

Jiao Yin

Jiao Yin

Bridges to Prosperity

engineer

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Jiao Yin

Jiao Yin is an engineer in Tony Gee Malaysia, where she has been working on regional and international infrastructure projects.

Jiao Yin joined the Bridges to Prosperity project because of her passion for impacting society through her profession, and thinks that being exposed to various opportunities is essential as a young engineer.

This project has provided her with firsthand experience in cvil engineering volunteering projects, instilling a sense of responsibility to share the impactful work undertaken in Rwanda.

For more information please contact:

Theban Arumugam

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