The story of former Thai Olympic windsurfer Amara Wichitong is one of grit and determination. Given the champion’s accomplishments in the sport, environmental activism, and her work towards empowering disadvantaged youth and women in Thailand, Amara is the perfect choice for the first episode of the RYTHM Connect Podcast.
Amara began collecting and recycling trash at the age of 13 to support herself before discovering her talent and passion for windsurfing and pursuing it with all her might.
She exemplifies the transformative power of perseverance and a deep commitment to positive change, making her an inspiring guest for the podcast’s host, RYTHM Foundation Chairperson Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran, to interview.
The diminutive champion with lofty ideals was recently in Kuala Lumpur as a guest of the QI Group’s International Women’s Day celebration.
The RYTHM Connect Podcast aims to showcase conversations with ordinary people from around the world who are driving change in their communities through their extraordinary work. People who are a beacon of hope to the vulnerable and voiceless and fight for change and transformation through sheer grit and determination.
In each episode, we strive to bring you stories from around the world to inspire you to be the change.
This episode with Amara affirms the uplifting and thought-provoking exploration of one woman’s incredible journey to greatness.
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