Stay S.A.F.E.: Protecting Turtles in Malaysia

Photo shot by Nur Adreanna

At a young age, this boy has started his own mission to save the environment and endangered animals, specifically leatherback sea turtles. 14-year-old Ahmad Iszuddin has been selling his own baked cookies for the past three years to raise funds for turtle sanctuaries and beach cleaning programs. His moving journey has gifted his incredible experiences and achievements.

Iszuddin's journey first began after he watched a video from his Science class. The footage showed people littering, turtles eating plastic bags and bottles and getting killed. This gave him a heavy heart which he expressed, "I felt sad because the people knew the turtles were going extinct. Turtles play a huge role in the environment but the people didn't care."