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    Challenging Charity Norms with 'Redundant Charities' - A Live Session with Author, Weh Yeoh

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    StartSomeGood Fireside Chats share the inspiring and insightful stories of social entrepreneurs who have paved their paths and hustled for good. Their stories often highlight the ebbs and flows of their social entrepreneurship journey, and through authentic, honest and genuine storytelling, provide a window into how others can travel their entrepreneurship path.

    Join us for an insightful conversation with Weh Yeoh on his book, 'Redundant Charities'.

    Charities aren’t geared to ever stop. They’re geared to continue. The fundamental design of charities hasn’t shifted much since their inception decades ago.

    But, in several grassroots charities, change is afoot. These charities defy this design's limitations by setting end goals and clear exit strategies. They are more interested in finishing the job than creating dependency. They are more interested in shutting down than growing. These charities are known as Redundant Charities.


    Short book description:

    When you're stopped in the street by a smiling charity worker, or when a chocolate-box-wielding colleague appeals for "a small donation", you’ll often hear this phrase:

    "It's for a good cause..."

    But is it?

    When is the problem fixed?

    And, most importantly, what comes next?

    Bold, provocative and personal, Redundant Charities challenges everything we thought we knew about charities. Charities are often trapped in a hamster wheel of dependency, invested in perpetuating themselves.

    This book is for anyone looking for alternatives to the inherently flawed design of charities today. And it makes an audacious claim: perhaps the best thing a charity can do ... is to shut down.


    Short Bio:

    Weh Yeoh has worked internationally and in Australia, his home country, in the social impact space for nearly two decades.

    He is the founder of OIC Cambodia, an initiative that aims to establish speech therapy as a profession in Cambodia. He has a BA in Physiotherapy from the University of Sydney and an MA in Development Studies from the University of NSW. He has volunteered with people with disabilities in Vietnam, interned in India, studied Mandarin in Beijing, and milked yaks in Mongolia. He started OIC in 2013 and handed over leadership to a local Cambodian team in 2017. He has since co-founded Umbo, a social enterprise bridging the gap for rural Australians to access allied health services.

    Join this live session to discover the extraordinary story behind Humanitix and gain inspiration for your own journey in creating positive change.

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