All of my coaching programs are directly tied to a non-profit organization, Aspire Training and Education, which is dedicated to helping homeless women and children with housing and education in Cambodia. Five percent of everything you spend goes toward this amazing cause.
In 2011, I had an amazing opportunity to travel throughout Southeast Asia. When I first arrived in Cambodia, I knew very little about the country’s history or the hardships its people endured, but the effects of many decades of poverty an oppression were apparent everywhere.
From 1975 – 1979, Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge assumed the governance of Cambodia and quickly began a reign of terror fueled by a totalitarian dictatorship steeped in Communist ideology, forced labor, and genocide. In just four years, some 25% of Cambodia’s population—as many as three million people—was eradicated.
In addition to suffering from widespread hunger and malnutrition and lack of access to healthcare, more than a million Cambodians were arrested, tortured, and murdered in the infamous “killing fields.” Visiting the killing fields was a life-changing moment for me. I promised myself that if I ever had the good fortune to work with an NGO, it would be with a non-profit dedicated to improving the plight of Cambodia’s many poor, homeless, and orphaned children.
Shortly after I returned from my travels, a colleague of mine also visited Cambodia. When he returned, he started raising money for Aspire. He knew I was looking for a way to continue my Cambodian connection and invited me to join the Aspire board of directors. I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that is so transparent and so committed to improving the welfare of Cambodia’s children. I know the people I work with and I know first hand where the funding goes and how it affects each and every child it reaches.
We are making a difference together helping these children—and you are making a difference by participating in my coaching programs. Thank you so much for your support and for allowing me to continue to make a positive impact on these children’s lives.
If you would like to learn more about Aspire, how make a direct donation, or how to sponsor a child, please visit: http://aspirecambodia-edu.org.