YEN KONG NGOW
Yen moved from Borneo Island with his family to the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand in 2007 via Hong Kong and Sydney. He was educated in Melbourne in the eighties studying computer programming, and later completed his post-graduate diploma study in computing, and certificate in adults literacy and numeracy in New Zealand. He is a qualified vocational and workplace tutor. He has worked and held various positions in the information technology, health, hospitality, animal health and education industries in Borneo, Hong Kong, China, Australia and New Zealand for over 25 years.
Yen is an active volunteer. He supports and trains literacy, numeracy, computing and ESOL at some non-profit organizations and a local primary school in the Bay of Plenty. In 2008 he founded Magic Maketu, a community project that provides free education and services to the community. He enjoys cooking and shares his home cooked recipes on the NZ educational website. He contributes to the community learning centre regularly. Currently he trains clinical software at two Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s hospitals. He is a member of a Rotary Club in Maketu.
He created BRO & BRO in 2018 to raise awareness of wildlife protection. His first publication of BRO & BRO cartoon book is based on the stories and adventure of two cartoon characters Bro and Bro, aka Pukeko and Tui. They are New Zealand’s much loved native birds. This book is unique, humorous, educational and tickling your funny bone. Yen is the author, designer, illustrator, publisher and copyright owner of the Bro & Bro cartoon book entitled ‘One Stone Two Birds’. The production work of this book has taken nearly a year to complete.
Printed in New Zealand on recycled paper, this is a truly special book and a perfect gift to make everyone smile.
View Yen’s profile on the New Zealand Society of Authors