Photo: l. to r. Jessica Kan and Yah Tyng Ng accept award on behalf of Malaysian YES alumni.
YES Alumni Malaysia received the Alumni Spotlight Award this evening for their Paint for Peace project, a public event to raise awareness of peace through intercultural understanding.
Alumni from Kuwait and Palestine also received the Spotlight Award, which was announced at the YES Alumni Conference in Washington DC.
Conference participants Yah Tyng Ng, ’06 and Jessica Kan, ’05 accepted the award for Malaysian alumni.
The Alumni Spotlight Award was developed to celebrate 5 years of YES and recognize the creative projects and community service programs many of the YES alumni associations have organized over the past five years.
The award was given to country alumni associations that best met the following criteria:
• Demonstrated leadership
• Successful outcomes
• Group involvement and participation
• Helped foster community building
• Encouraged volunteerism
• Creative fund raising
to read more about the Paint for Peace project.