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Aiman Ahmad Marzio

Aiman is deeply passionate about education, travel and the arts. An alumna of the Interlochen Arts Academy, she sings, acts, dances, plays the violin and harp. She is proficient in English, Malay, Mandarin and currently learning French. "Giving back" has always been an inherent part of Aiman's upbringing and she has taken every opportunity to do so (from setting up outreach programs in school to volunteering at Soup Kitchens and entertaining at oncology wards). Aiman is excited to compound all her interests as she devotes this year to Global Citizen Year.


Reconstructing Home: A Milestone for The Global Citizen

May 29, 2015

One of the last books I read with the primary school kids at my Storytime session was Rien qu’un bisou“

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Ways To Grow

April 18, 2015

April 3rd, 2015. Damay nyibi dek. (I’m going home.) Kan ngay nyibi? (When?) Mardi bi di new. (Next Tuesday) Loolu gaw na. Do togg ba ci kanam. Fii dina wet. Dinanu la namm! (That’s so soon. You should stay longer. We’re all going to miss you!) Man tamit, dinaa leen namm loll… (I’m going to...

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Here Right Now

January 6, 2015

January 1st, 2015 Sometimes we read for the language – its beauty and poetry. Sometimes we read for the knowledge – the perspective and insight. Sometimes we read for the inspiration – the imagination and make-believe. Then sometimes, all the stars line right up to where you are in space, time and morale, and reading...

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In Constant Bloom

November 14, 2014

November 9th, 2014 Before embarking on this bridge year, I was excited to live in a different country and immerse myself in a different culture. These were reasonably simple steps to take… I just hadn’t realized what a world of learning I was opening myself up to. I thought culture is lettoo (getting my hair...

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In A Relationship with Life

September 18, 2014

September 16th, 2014 It has been a month since I left home in Malaysia and already so much has taken place. I want to share it all – families, training, failures, triumphs, conversations, mosquito bites, mangoes, inspirations, marriage proposals, tears, dances, quirky language teachers, baobabs et cetera – but I’m afraid I have no idea...

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Finding My Footing

August 30, 2014

August 1, 2014 Last night, while performing the compulsive, always-only-barely-conscious activity of scrolling through my News Feed, I came across a post by Humans of New York quoting Malcolm Gladwell: “Change your mind about something significant every day.” Bull’s eye, Mr Gladwell. That is just the thing. How often do I tend to build the...

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