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

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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More than you bargained for at the water cooler

So it’s mid-morning on Friday and I’m making a cup of tea. Phath, our Operations Manager comes over to get a drink. “How’s progress?” I ask him casually. “What do you mean, ‘progress’?” he says with his characteristic wry smile. “Well you know. In your life.” “Well, I used to be a simple farmer and …

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SHAPE – Leading the Change

SeeBeyondBorders was delighted to welcome fourteen SHAPE Australia volunteers to Cambodia in February 2020. These fourteen volunteers spent ten days in the Kingdom of Wonder engaging with our important education programs. As a longstanding and valued corporate partner, we are always thrilled to have SHAPE volunteers visit and be immersed in our programs. This year …

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Keep Safe Australia

Photo credit: ABC Goldfields: Tom Joyner “So where’s home for you?” is a question we get a lot and one we don’t have a simple answer to. Home is where the heart is of course and in our lifetime we have shared our hearts out to a few places, but Australia is special. We settled …

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Literacy Matters

Edward Shuttleworth thinks about how we can buy Phearith a better camera and employ another change maker who can ensure more people have a voice.It’s Saturday and I’m heading back to Siem Reap in a taxi to fly down to Phnom Penh for the night. I am due to meet with the founders of Horseware …

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