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Award-winning Natalie's a TED-ED speaker

at YMCA's 175th Anniversary
9 Jan 2020
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Natalie Cheung (OB 2005-2012) was selected as one of the TED-ED speakers at YMCA175, a four-day event held at ExCeL London with attendees from over 100 countries to commemorate the YMCA’s landmark 175th anniversary year in 2019. Speaking to an audience of over 3,000, including the President of the UN General Assembly and leaders from across the global YMCA movement, Natalie’s talk focused on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the importance of STEM for all who want to see change in the world.  Natalie volunteered on a YMCA overseas programme with the International Citizen Service and Y Care International in 2017, during which she led a team of British and Togolese volunteers to deliver skills programmes to economically empower young people in Lomé, Togo.
For her voluntary work, Natalie has been awarded the YMCA England & Wales Young Leader of the Year 2018The University of Manchester Alumni Volunteer of the Year 2019 Award and University Medal for Social Responsibility. More recently, Natalie has also been awarded the Amy Johnson Inspiration Award for working to further the diversity agenda within engineering and applied sciences.

To support Y Care International's work (YMCA's development and aid charity), click here:   For every £1 donated, 90p goes directly to supporting disadvantaged young people into work and out of poverty.
Those aged between 18-35 can apply for the International Citizen Service volunteer programme here:
To find out how you can volunteer flexibly as a STEM Ambassador and promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to children, click here:

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