Gai Waak: Made in Belfast. Made with Purpose. | Eileen Chan Hu | TEDxStormontStudio

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Eileen Chan-Hu in her talk explores the concept Gai Waak (plan and purpose). She shares her diverse perspective of living and growing up as a second generation Chinese in Northern Ireland, making a plan and discovering purpose in life. Eileen is CEO and founder of CRAICNI, an award-winning training and educational social enterprise company which prides itself in investing in diverse trainers to promote diversity. Eileen was the former CEO of Chinese Welfare Association has sat on various Boards including NICVA and the BME subgroup. She was awarded the Chinese Overseas Award in Guangzhou representing UK in 2018 for her work with the Chinese community diaspora in NI. Eileen set up the first International Organisation for Migration NI branch and today continues consultancy in labour exploitation with Robin Brierley Associates. Currently Eileen is a Trustee of New Europeans, Vice Chair of the Migrant and Minority Ethnic Council NI and on the Centenary Forum, Northern Ireland Office. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at