Humanitarian Doctor, Author, Mother
Listed in Forbes Asia’s inaugural “30 Under 30” list as one of 30 outstanding changemakers in Healthcare & Science and as a Young Outstanding Singaporean Awardee, Wai Jia’s work as a humanitarian doctor to catalyse change in underprivileged communities has been recognized globally. Having embarked on a road less travelled, her battle with depression did not hinder her from serving the poor in Africa or writing and illustrating poignant picture books for advocacy and philanthropic purposes. To date, she has raised more than $200,000 for orphans, women rescued from sex-trafficking and refugees. She is the Founder of Kitesong Global, an international non-profit organisation that empowers underprivileged women and children, with a vision to set every dream free. Truly, Wai Jia represents the strength, purpose and inspiration to women today.