We rely on the dedication and hard work of our volunteers to raise money for girls across the Asia Pacific Region

Queen Azizah

Our Patron

Her Majesty Queen Azizah Iskander of Pahang, Malaysia is the patron of Friends of Asia Pacific WAGGGS. She contributes her time and expertise to supporting our wonderful cause, and regularly attends our regional events and gatherings.

Juseon and Ban Ki Moon

Our Founder

Dr Juseon Byun is the Founder of Friends of Asia Pacific WAGGGS. She contributes her time, guidance and knowledge to supporting the working group as well as the fund in her honour the Juseon Byun Leadership Fund. The fund is for developing leadership in young girls.

Working Group

The significant role of the FAPW Working Group is to promote membership and work of the FAPW. During each General Assembly of the FAPW, a Working Group of six members, including a Chair and Vice Chair, are elected for a three-year term.

The current Working Group was elected at the General Assembly in Cambodia, in November 2023:

  • Lynne Price - Chair
  • Hannah Hyang Ah Lee - Vice Chair
  • Dr Nighat Arshad, Pakistan
  • Sammay Yuquico - Philippeans
  • Dorothy Chang - Taiwan
  • Gulisthan Shathir - Maldives
Friends of Asia Pacific WAGGGS at APR Conference for Leaders of Girls 2014 HM Queen Azizah of Pahang, Malaysia, and Dr Juseon Byun

Country Coordinators

Our Country Coordinators help us to look after our wonderful supporters in each country. They are volunteers who take care of administration, communications and organising local events, among many other things. We wouldn't be able to do any of our work without them.

Each country has one Country Coordinator:

  • Australia - Beverley Nielsen
  • Brunei - Norazrina Haji Sarbini
  • Cambodia – Phally Tan
  • Cook Islands – Tutaingara Katuke
  • Hong Kong - Winnie She
  • India - Darshana Pawaskar
  • Japan - Michiko Hanaoka
  • Malaysia – Normala Baharudin
  • Maldives - Shaheen Adam
  • Mongolia – Erdenechimeg Chimeddorj
  • Nepal - Ram Lamichanee
  • New Zealand – Lynda Spittle
  • Pakistan – Andaleeb Sandhu
  • Philippines – Christine Aranilla
  • Singapore – Mindi Peter
  • South Korea – Sunkyo Jung
  • Sri Lanka - Ruchira Jayasinghe
  • Taiwan - A-li Lee
  • Thailand - Lawim Kroo

Are you interested in volunteering for FAPW?

If so, just send us an email. We are always in need of volunteers to help us to undertake our vital work to support the WAGGGS Asia Pacific Region.

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