#MentorTalks: Helping Your Community During a Crisis

When: Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM EDT

How to Watch : Watch Live on the International Exchange Alumni Facebook Page

Learn More: Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative

Learn More: Humphrey Fellowship

Learn More: Community Solutions Program


Is your community reeling from COVID-19 and its side effects? Are you looking for ways to help? Join us Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 a.m. EDT to find out how two international exchange alumni doctors are helping their communities through the pandemic. Hear how Dr. Collins Santhanasamy from Malaysia is helping cancer patients who have been impacted by stay-at-home orders, and find out how Dr. Ye Min Htet of Myanmar is addressing the mental and educational well-being of children in disadvantaged communities. Watch and ask your questions during the live program!


Dr. Ye Min Htet
Founder, Moe Thauk Yaung Chi

Dr. Ye Min Htet is a medical doctor with a Masters of Science in International Health and is the founder of “Moe Thauk Yaung Chi”, a community-based organization in Myanmar that promotes quality education at orphanages and other non-governmental informal education institutions for disadvantaged children. He currently works as a National Program Officer for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency located in Yangon, Myanmar. Ye Min is devoted to improving the mental health and well-being of Myanmar’s disadvantaged youth, as well as providing them with key social and educational skill sets. Dr. Ye Min is a 2018 exchange alumnus of the Hubert H. Humphrey program.

Dr. Collins Santhanasamy
Founder, M Exchange

Dr. Collins Santhanasamy is a medical doctor and the founder of the M Exchange, a pilot project that works with vulnerable communities by hosting free medical camps and building sustainable schools. He is also country director for the Magical Light Foundation, which builds schools and provides educational resources for disadvantaged children in Myanmar. Collins also serves as the Donor Engagement Manager for Cancer Research Malaysia. He has volunteered in countries across Asia including Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, and is passionate about empowering communities through the development of innovative healthcare solutions to build community resilience.  Dr. Collins is a 2018 exchange alumnus of the Community Solutions Program as well as a YSEALI alumnus.

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