We are delighted to announce that PAWA (Pan Asian Women’s Association) is launching a new online magazine, edited by bestselling author Yang-May Ooi. The online magazine will share news and stories about PAWA People and Projects supporting girls’ education across Asia. Yang-May tells us more.

PAWA Magazine Editorial Team - inaugural meeting Aug 2017

PAWA Magazine Editorial Team – inaugural meeting Aug 2017
L-R top: Yang-May Ooi, Shanice Man, Zehan Albakri, Gee Hae Kim


I’ve been a supporter of PAWA since 2009 and over the years, I’ve been struck by the diverse range of talented, warm, friendly and dynamic women – and men – who make up this volunteer-run charity.

Changing 7,000 lives and more

All of us are passionate about supporting girls’ education across Asia, raising funds for numerous charities through events, fundraising challenges and donations. It feels very rewarding to know that what we do has so far changed the lives of 7,000 girls.

Celebrating PAWA People and Projects

I am excited and honoured to take on the role of editor for PAWA’s online magazine. Our aim on the magazine is to celebrate the people and activities that make up PAWA – from the inspirational girls in Asia who are making the most of their education through to our eclectic mix of supporters, committee members and trustees as well as our events, fundraising challenges and projects on the ground across Asia.

We will be bringing you profiles and features of our PAWA People, celebrating their successes and sharing their fundraising projects. We will also be looking behind the scenes at our events, giving you close-ups of featured speakers and personalities taking part. And there’ll be plenty of photos capturing those events, whether they are talks, walks, concerts or slap up meals.

We will be hearing from the organisations that PAWA supports and featuring news about inspirational girls from the different educational institutions benefiting from PAWA’s work. There will also be articles around the theme of girls’ education across Asia – which is the core purpose of PAWA’s fundraising.

Who’s on the Magazine Team

Joining me on the Magazine Team are some lovely and lively PAWA supporters. We will be featuring profiles of the team over the next little while but for now, here is a quick introduction to the gang. Gee-Hae Kim, a film producer, is PAWA’s Head of Communications, co-ordinating our message across different media. Shanice Man works in restaurant management and as PAWA’s Social Media Manager can be found updating our Twitter feed and Facebook Page . Zehan Albakri, PAWA’s Chair, takes the role of Magazine Managing Editor.

The Magazine Team met a few weeks ago for our inaugural editorial meeting and we now have an action plan for a range of articles over the next few weeks. As with any PAWA activity, there were some yummy snacks to keep us inspired and energised…!


READ the Magazine now online

You can read the PAWA Magazine now online by clicking on Magazine at the top right of this page – or by going to PAWA Magazine.

Get Magazine Updates via Facebook and Twitter

You can keep up to date with our articles, by popping back here from time to time. Or you like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter , where we will be alerting our followers to new articles alongside our other social media updates.

Join PAWA and make a difference

Or even better yet, if you are not already one of our supporters – join PAWA and become a part of this diverse, fun group of volunteers – and also support girls’ education across Asia. Our supporters receive a monthly email newsletter featuring highlights from this magazine as well as other information exclusive to PAWA supporters. Find out more about how to become a PAWA Supporter via our Get Involved page.



Photos: thanks to Yang-May Ooi




PAWA Magazine, is the onlline magazine of PAWA, the Pan Asian Women’s Association. The magazine shares news and stories of PAWA People and Projects supporting girls’ education across Asia.


Yang-May Ooi, editor of PAWA Magazine, is a bestselling author, award winning TEDx speaker and creative actionista. She is also PAWA Champion, raising funds for PAWA with a charity performance of  her solo theatre piece Bound Feet Blues.  www.TigerSpirit.co.uk


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