“We were directed by God – the whole thing was God directed,” says Norman Long, who served as voluntary president for Asian Aid for 38 years. As brother-in-law to Asian Aid founder Maisie Fook, Norman saw first hand the experiences that led to the writing of the Asian Aid story.
“Maisie visited an orphanage in Seoul, and when she saw people dying of the cold, Maisie asked, ‘What can I do?’, and that’s how it all began,” says Norman.
The answer to that simple question started not only Maisie’s, but also sister June’s, Norman’s and Helen Eager’s involvement with the organisation. The Asian Aid pioneers worked hard to give hope ? through sponsorship and adoption – to children in Asia.
“If your heart is in it, you just do it!” says Norman. And this is exactly what Asian Aid supporters have done and continue to do.