Going Back to Malaysia, Where Her New Challenge Begins
In the middle of October 2013, she landed on Malaysia to establish Leave a Nest Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. She has visited the country a year before for marketing research related to bio-tech products. Here she is back again, but this time, to create Leave a Nest group company. At this time, she met some new partners, professors, industries and government officers, who share the same values as Leave a Nest. They pointed out that young people in the country are also losing interests in Science. “Malaysian professors want students to go beyond their comfort zones and take more chances. For instance, they want Malaysian students to go abroad and get international experience, however, they also want them to come back again to stimulate the country.” Indeed, the Malaysian government declared a vision called Wawasan 2020, which is targeting to achieve a self-sufficient industrialized nation by the year 2020. “I should respect the way they are, but also share knowledge to better ourselves.” She noticed that Leave a Nest can become a gateway for Japan and Malaysia as a start.
So what kind of exciting projects does she have in her mind? She wants to startup field surveys or workshops in Malaysia, to provide experiences for kids to observe and collect data from real nature. Especially for city children in Malaysia and from other countries. “Not only kids in Malaysia but communication training for university students as well so that they can help the workshop.”
She welcomes anyone who can appreciate passion to better their country, and especially to those who want to try new things, and aren’t afraid of moving forward. She wants to work with them towards mutual goal. “I’m not forcing existing values or answers to them. Of course we can apply lessons learnt from the past, however, these solutions may need to be modified based on different cultures or background of the country.” She calmly smiles with conviction. (writer – Nami Akinaga)