Recently, we received an email from Joan, Joan lives in ‘Good Enough Island’, which is located east off the Mainland of PNG, in Milne Bay Province. Due to being so remote, they have nothing. The school libraries have little books which are mainly out-dated and ruined. We have made getting a container to them our next project. Although, we need help.
This is a small rural community which has 1300 family and 300 children that live in a small village called Roulous Commune 45 kms from Siem Reap Town. The parents in this small village are poor farmers and the children aren’t given the opportunity to attend the state school 15 kms away because most of the family can’t afford the school fees, learning material or the school uniforms that is required by the state schools.
I have spent the past 8 years generating jobs for marginalised women in Cambodia. It’s been a total learning curve for me since I never set out to start a business as such…I just wanted to make a difference and not feel so helpless with the poverty that was all around me.
I am about to throw myself way out of my comfort zone.
I am going to Cambodia to teach in a rural school for children aged 10 to 15 years.
I will also be helping maintain a vegetable garden that supplies the families of the school children with fresh vegetables. This project provides free education to these children, and supports their families, it can only continue with the help of volunteers and donations.
The Kokoda Challenge is commonly referred to as the toughest team endurance event in Australia: 96km of winding tracks through the Gold Coast hinterland, 5,000m of vertical elevation to climb (and descend!) and 13 checkpoints to get through.
This year Opportunities for Life have created a team to conquer it:
Micheal Ross | Danielle Sturton | Byron McGilvray | Scott Wilkinson.
Supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse, the Plate Up Project is a venture created from a merger of minds between three women who share a passion for supporting women and children suffering from domestic violence and abuse.