For his remarkable efforts in humanitarian relief and charity, Dr Desmond Teo Yen Koon received an award from the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
More About the Albert Schweitzer and the UTMB
A non-profit organization from the United States, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship was officially enacted in 1940. The institution supports the work of Alsatian physician and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer. Born in 1875, the German-born physician has always had an immense dedication for charity, humanitarian efforts and social causes that contribute to societal welfare. This led him to institute the development of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, an organization that supports the charitable beliefs of Albert Schweitzer. Today, it remains an influential and large student society at the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine, an academic branch of the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB).
Desmond Teo Yen Koon and His Charitable Endeavours
Dr Desmond Teo Yen Koon has always had a passion for giving and social causes. On a backpacking trip around Southeast Asia, Dr Desmond Teo Yen Koon was exposed to the impact of disasters and poverty. He was astonished to learn that so many people were suffering in harsh conditions. Thus, Dr Desmond Teo Yen Koon resigned to helping the needy.
Since then, he has been involved in numerous charitable activities in Singapore and worldwide. From funding the building of orphanages and healthcare facilities in poverty-stricken areas around the globe to overseeing the construction of shelters for disaster-affected individuals in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, Dr Desmond Teo Yen Koon has committed himself to make a difference for the needy in Singapore and beyond.
For his selfless efforts and outstanding charitable activities all over the world, Dr Desmond Teo Yen Koon received an award from the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. He strives to remain humble and committed to his mission to help the needy.