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SeeBeyondBorders: 2020 Review

Our 2020, like so much of the world, has been severely impacted by COVID-19. In Cambodia, it is hard to remember life pre-pandemic. So much has changed. Fortunately, Cambodia has had very limited numbers of COVID-19 cases with very tight entry restrictions and the borders almost completely closed. But the tourism industry, so important for …

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Socially Democratic with Ed Shuttleworth

CEO of SeeBeyondBorders Ed Shuttleworth recently appeared on the Australian Podcast Socially Democratic. Socially Democratic is a politics and culture podcast hosted by Stephen Donnelly, founder of Dunn Street – a campaign agency bringing change by organising from the ground up. You can listen to a snippet of the podcast on the video below. Ed’s podcast covered …

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SeeBeyondBorders Begin Search for Educational Changemakers

SeeBeyondBorders have begun recruiting for ambitious female Cambodian graduates to partake in our inaugural Educational Changemaker graduate programme. Set to begin in early 2021, the Educational Changemaker programme has been developed to create opportunity for Cambodian women to influence change in the education sector in Cambodia. The programme will employ passionate Cambodians with an undergraduate …

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The Big Give 2020 – Matched Donations in the UK

SeeBeyondBorders is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge. All donations that we receive through The Big Give from 12pm BST (noon) on 1st December – 12pm BST on 8th December will be doubled by our generous matched funders. For this week only, your donation can make double the impact for Cambodian children. More …

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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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