Business for Good
I am a member of B1G1, because I whole-heartedly believe that business can bring about meaningful change and good in the world!
Every time a session or event is booked with me, I give through B1G1 toward the Global Sustainable Development Goals. The projects supported can vary, but usually connect with Quality Education, Good Health & Wellbeing, or Reducing Inequalities.
Over the past few years, most of my contributions have gone to Free to Shine in Cambodia! I was fortunate enough to visit the organisation in Siem Reap in January 2020, and was able to see first hand the impact of their services. This group is dedicated to ensuring that girls in the surrounding communities are in school (which greatly reduces the risk of trafficking), providing support for families, clean water, bicycles, and other necessary services to keep girls safe and in education.
I continue to choose projects and services that resonate with my deeply held senses of dignity, humanity, and a desire to help elevate those who have not had the opportunity in the past.
Classroom of Hope
Over the course of 2019, I used my business to raise over £3500, to help build a school in Cambodia! A group of Entrepreneurs, mainly based in Scotland, teamed up to raise £45,000, to build a school in rural Cambodia, an area that needs support and resources the most.
I chose to support Classroom of Hope and their efforts to build schools around the world because their values align with mine. I believe that educating girls changes the world. By providing schools, the risk of trafficking is greatly reduced, and the opportunities increase exponentially.
We were able to visit the school in January 2020, to connect with the children and the families within the community. The experience of connecting with the team, raising the funds, and travelling to warm and welcoming Cambodia, was all so wonderful, that I have agreed to join another project!
Over the past few years, I have helped to lead a team in raising money to build a school in Lombok, Indonesia, where schools were destroyed by earthquakes in 2018.
We are delighted that our school is the second in the world built using brand new technology, creating bricks with recycled plastic! These bricks are earthquake resistant, which will help to ensure that the school lasts for many years! If you'd like to learn more about the school, please click HERE. To see a short video of the school being built (its so cool!), watch below!