Heidy Quah


Making a difference

Article from the Sun daily by Yeo Chia Hui (posted on 14 April 2015)

IN today's society, where the slightest hiccup would have deterred many from reaching for the stars, not a lot of people can withstand having their dreams torn up in front of their eyes. The pain must have been excruciating, but rather than giving up at the first hurdle, Heidy Quah persevered – for herself, for her dream and ultimately for the children who needed her.

An ebullient 21-year-old business student, Quah co-founded Refuge for the Refugees (RFTR) three years ago when she was just 18. RFTR is a registered non-governmental organisation (NGO) that strives to provide education for Myanmar refugee children.

"I was very happy the first time RFTR came out in the newspa