Problem & Solution
Whilst living in Cambodia for 2 years, Suzanne bonded with Piseth over shared values, careers as teachers and a desire to change communities through education.
Having both endured dark times, they have experienced first-hand the power of education and how it changes the opportunities you have and shapes the life you create.
In April 2016, when Piseth reached out to Suzanne (now living in Melbourne) she couldn’t bear to hear that the local children’s project had closed down, leaving the children in a very vulnerable position. She had a vision in the night, it was ‘Shine’ and the next day it was born in a conversation on Facebook. Piseth and Suzanne would ‘create bright futures’ through a community project to give the children the opportunity they’d once been given.
In Melbourne, Suzanne saw a great desire and need for young people to know what it feels like to be altruistic, and to be physically involved in charitable work. Not to just be learning ABOUT it but to be DOING it.