Waihon Liew is a Malaysian national, married with three children. He has masters in Theology and in Educational Leadership ThM and M Sc (education leadership). He currently works as an educator and life coach at Sejong Academy, St Paul, Minnesota, which serves primarily Karen (Myanmar) refugees. He does mentoring, teaching, and discipleship (for the multiplication of disciple-makers). Waihon also works training teachers in Malaysia. Through his collaboration with churches in Minnesota and Malaysia he is able to teach sports education and conduct educational projects with schools and communities in Malaysia through virtual learning (during covid-19) and 2-3 short trips each year.
What has your association with Wilberforce meant to you personally, spiritually, and professionally?
Being a part of Wilberforce Institute has enabled me to learn from many Christians on how to use my professional skills to make an impact in my community and my nation. For example, I was able to learn from Joseph Abbel (from Haiti), Dr Thangboi (India), and Masango Matimuta (Zimbabwe). Being able to ask questions and learn from those Christian leaders from other countries is very helpful.
What are you doing now that is creating “redemptive change” in your community/city/country/profession?
I am working part time at a charter school in St Paul, Minnesota which serves predominantly Karen refugee students from Myanmar. I am using this education platform to serve these new immigrants by mentoring and discipling them both inside and outside the school. I also collaborate with schools and churches in Malaysia – using my training in education and sports as a platform to serve and influence them through various programs.