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SaveSonDoong was founded as a campaign to save the pristine charm of the world’s largest cave from mass tourism.
But overtime, this citizen-led campaign started to carry more just the mission of saving one cave.
In this talk, Lê Nguyễn Thiên Hương, one of the co-founders of SaveSonDoong will reveal to you what its ultimate goal is actually about.
Lê Nguyễn Thiên Hương is an educator by day and an environmental activist by night. She has been working in the field of education for a decade at different roles – a tutor, a teaching assistant, a teacher, a counselor, an admissions officer, etc.
On the other hand, traveling has always been a big part of her life. And her expedition to Sơn Đoòng in 2014 has marked a big turning point for her. At the time, Hương was in the process of applying to graduate school for the major of Educational Psychology.
But what she found out at Sơn Đoòng has changed her direction completely. Her SaveSonDoong campaign earned her a scholarship to Brandeis University, where she did two Master degrees in Nonprofit Management and Sustainable Development.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.