Together We Respond: DeBoer Lifelong Fellows Joined Hands to Make a Difference on the Frontline of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Rakhine State

Life, for Dr. Nay Lin Tun, is not a straight path. He does what needs to be done at the time and he is very decisive. After graduating from the DeBoer Fellowship in 2016, he got the opportunity to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. While in the Master’s program, Dr. Nay Lin Tun co-founded the Center for Social Integrity together with a few other friends and returned to work in Myanmar.

The Center for Social Integrity started operating a mobile clinic project in Rakhine State in late 2017.

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Podcast Ep. 2 – Perseverance: Set big goals and stick to them (ft. Jack DeBoer)

In this episode, Kyaw Wai Yar Soe, Associate Director of DeBoer Fellowship and podcast host, interviews Mr. Jack DeBoer, CEO of WaterWalk and Founder of DeBoer Foundation, about the importance for leaders to have both vision and perseverance. In his beloved storytelling fashion, Mr. DeBoer shares with our Myanmar leaders how setting your mind on what is important, no matter how unusual, can lead to impactful results.

Throughout this podcast, we bring a collection of experts who share best practices and practical tools to help you become a more effective leader. We focus our insights for leaders in Myanmar and Southeast Asia.

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Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, Angela Lee Duckworth [TED]

To read this summary in Myanmar language, click here.

In this TED Talk, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance,” Angela Lee Duckworth explains that a significant predictor of success is “grit” or “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals.” This characteristic is evidenced in school-aged students, military cadets, sales people, teachers working in challenging neighborhoods, and other contexts as more important than talent or intelligence (IQ) for success.

After leaving a high-powered job and transitioning to becoming a public school teacher in New York City Public Schools, Angela Lee Duckworth began to see that “IQ was not the only difference between the best and the worst students.”

She shares,

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