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Commonwealth Point of Light 106. Tsara'Nawwarah Abdullah Chen

Tsara’Nawwarah Abdullah Chen, representing Brunei, is the vice-chair of YASKA, providing vital welfare support to children with cancer including a pioneering residential activity camp for them to enjoy time outside hospital.

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Upon completion of their treatment, children also fill out a wish-list that Tsara’Nawwarah helps make real. After hearing that a young Retinoblastoma survivor wanted to be a policeman when he grew up, Tsara’Nawwarah and the local police hosted a ceremony to award the boy with honorary policeman status. She also ensures that children are supported while in hospital, through partnering with the Ministry of Education to organise therapeutic play.

Picture: (above) one of the residential activity camps organised for cancer survivors; (below) Tsara’Nawwarah with her Commonwealth Points of Light award and volunteers at YASKA Brunei

Tsara'Nawwarah with her Commonwealth Points of Light award

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers - people who are making a change in their community.

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