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News about our programs and activities, and discussion on related topics.

Double your Donation in Australia: Bondi to Bronte

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqQA_tyfKrE&feature=youtu.be In November, we have launched our Bondi to Bronte matched-donations campaign for donations in Australia. Our fundraising ambassador Carrington Blake is swimming Bondi to Bronte to raise much-needed funds for SeeBeyondBorders, and his employer will match donations up to $25,000AUD. Read the article below or watch the above video for more information on why …

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Return to School

Last month, children in Cambodia went back to school after six months of closures in an effort to complete the current school year. The new school year will be not now start until January (usually November). Their return to school is phased as part of the government’s COVID-19 precautions, and they will attend school only …

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Australian Ambassador Visits SeeBeyondBorders

On Friday the 11th of September the Australian Ambassador to Cambodia visited our programs in Battambang. Ambassador Pablo Kang spent the morning in a school in the Ek Phnom District and followed this with a meeting with SeeBeyondBorders’ staff in central Battambang.  This is the first time representatives from the Australian Government have visited our …

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SeeBeyondBorders is featured on Social Justice Ireland’s Podcast.

Listen to CEO Edward Shuttleworth’s discussion with Eamon Murphy (Economic and Social Analyst at Social Justice Ireland). The podcast can be found on podbean and apple podcasts. You can find the running order for the podcast below. Thank you to Social Justice Ireland for providing our organisation with this platform!Running Order0:00 – 1:31 Introduction (Mission …

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Protesting in Lockdown

Last night our daughter showed us a video recorded by the company she works for, during its Thursday Town hall meeting – an all-staff get together to talk about something topical. One of their directors is an African American called Charles and he spoke for fifteen to twenty minutes about his experiences as a black …

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Well-Being

We were just talking about what an initiative on “well-being” might look like for our organisation and were at a bit of a loss to describe what its focus should be or how it would be represented so that it could be meaningful. We had Aisling Costello on the call, someone who we have been …

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SeeBeyondCOVID-19

SeeBeyondCOVID-19 has become the focus for us all in one way or another. Beyond the hand sanitiser purchases, the working from home, the school closures, and the toilet paper mountains that someone must be climbing as a virtual challenge in their bathrooms, how do we spend our time in isolation to get ready to resume …

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COVID-19 and SeeBeyondBorders

“Once in a century” and “on a war footing” is how this global pandemic is now being described, as our medical facilities, often already under strain, face the prospect of having to deal with thousands of infections and choose who best to focus their resources on. This has us scared and inevitably we are all …

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Mothers’ Meeting a Resounding Success

On 13th March at Kdol Tahen School, a meeting about menstrual health was held with 65 attendees. The meeting aimed to increase awareness of and advise both mothers and their daughters about menstrual health. It is vital to have informed support at home, in school and in the general community so girls can develop healthy …

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