Wai Jia’s extensive medical & humanitarian work internationally has been recognized through the Singapore Woman Award Honoree 2015 and Young Outstanding Singaporean Award 2011. Most recently, she was awarded as an honoree of Forbes Asia’s inaugural “30 under 30” list in 2016, as one of 30 outstanding young changemakers in the Healthcare & Science category.
Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Fulbright Scholar and Lee Kuan Yew Scholar, in her journey to better serve the needy.
A writer and illustrator of 4 books, her journey of overcoming depression and anorexia inspires many today. Having recovered, she went on to serve as a medical missionary for a year in Africa, and was featured on Channel News Asia in their documentary series in 2015 as a Singaporean making outstanding contributions abroad.
A sought-after speaker on various national platforms, her passion is to impact our next generation to be emotionally resilient, socially-conscious, and globally-minded changemakers of tomorrow.
An author and illustrator of 4 books
At the age of 19, Wai Jia published her first picture book “Kitesong” to raise more than $110’000 to build an orphanage in Nepal. Her 2nd book, “A Taste of Rainbow” raised awareness about depression and eating disorders, after her battle with anorexia and depression herself. Her 3rd book “I love you”, launched on the couple’s wedding day in 2012, raised funds for anti-human trafficking ministries in Cambodia and Calcutta. Her latest book “Savour”, which challenges the meaning of Success, raises funds for needy children in Africa and challenges us to rethink the meaning the purpose of our lives.
Wai Jia has been speaking at national platforms, youth conferences, churches and schools to inspire others to live a life of resilience, compassion and faith.
More on her musings here: www.kitesong.sg/blog. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Having survived cancer and a liver transplant at the age of 10, Cliff’s inspirational story tells of a life of resilience and faith.
In 2007, he completed an Iron Man event, consisting of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride, and 42.2km run. At the age of 32, he gave up his career in Canada to serve as a missionary in OMF International in Singapore as an IT specialist, and then as a missionary under Cornerstone Community Church to Africa.
Cliff’s passion for life is infectious. He has been speaking at churches, colleges and various events to share his story of compassion, faith and endurance. When not reading the bible, he can be found on his bike, or sneakily planning the craziest surprises for his wife.
Read his musings here: www.clifftam.com
Crazy about each other and the God who saved them, Cliff and Wai Jia share an insatiable passion for helping the poor & needy.
In 2014, God called them to serve in Uganda for a year. They believe it is just the beginning of a lifelong journey in missions. Come journey alongside them!
More about their divine love story on The Wonderful Story of Cliff and Wai Jia.