Shine is

an innovative not-for-profit charity, connecting young people in Cambodia and Australia to create a better world. We run a community project in Otres, Cambodia to alleviate poverty and assist children and families break the poverty cycle by providing a range of education, health and wellbeing services. The project is registered in Australia and runs completely on donations.

In Melbourne Australia, we educate, empower and inspire teenagers to create social change through our social impact youth program and the volunteer experiences we offer. Young people are powerful: Shine gives them the chance to find their light and use it.



Shine’s Mission

To empower Cambodian people to end the poverty cycle they are in.

To create change through education and community support.

For young people to become leaders in social change


Shine Cambodia publishes 2019 annual report!

We are delighted to have made invaluable improvements to our school by establishing a set English Curriculum, developing a social outreach program and increasing numbers in our food program. We also qualified for charity status in Australia, expanded our youth team and welcomed amazing new people to Shine, both in Cambodia and in Australia. We are unbelievably proud of what we have achieved so far.

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Our aim is to empower children and families to free themselves from the poverty cycle through free education and social support.