Diary of a Cambodian transformation

Visiting World Vision projects in Cambodia changed the lives of Jetstar employees Recently, my Jetstar teammate and I visited World Vision projects to see what kind of difference StarKids donations can make. Day One: We go on an emotional visit to the Genocide Museum and…

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Harvesting a brighter future

Your support for StarKids helps struggling farmers provide for their families Toiling under the blazing Cambodian sun, with plough in hand and sweat dripping from his brow, 51-year-old farmer Hok couldn’t be happier. That’s because thanks to the support of StarKids and generous Jetstar customers…

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Indigenous youth lead the way

With the support of StarKids, Indigenous youth are gaining leadership skills. When 15-year-old Sydney student Raymond Sarich joined the StarKids-supported Young Mob program he was no different from many teenagers; he lacked self-confidence and didn’t see many options for his future. A year on, his…

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Free to dream

StarKids helps Sokha grow her business and meet her children’s needs. Singer, technician, police officer, teacher. Sokha’s children have big dreams for their future. Thanks to a project funded by StarKids in Cambodia, Sokha can now support them to follow these dreams. Sokha and her…

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A family reunited

StarKids has helped improve life for Myanmar’s most vulnerable children. Htet was one of up to 30,000 children living on the streets of Mandalay. But through a StarKids-supported project, World Vision helped his family reunite and build a better life. Htet’s father died when he…

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From little things

“If you invest in the early years, it changes people’s whole life” That’s what local school teacher Sarah Mortimer said when asked about the importance of supporting young Aboriginal children in the community of Punmu. Punmu is one of Australia’s most remote communities. Most of…

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Searching for a better life

With Jetstar’s support through StarKids, Eang has found business success. Like many vulnerable families in Cambodia, Eang and her children used to scavenge on a rubbish dump for items to sell for income. A whole day’s work brought in about $1.50, barely enough to survive….

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Empowered against trafficking

StarKids has helped build lasting change to fight human trafficking. Thinh’s community, in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province, is just one of many to have benefited from World Vision’s StarKids-supported anti-trafficking initiative. Like many teens, Thinh loved computer gaming. But his favourite pastime took a tragic…

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Small loan, big changes

StarKids is supporting Cambodian families to transform their lives. Life was not easy in Cambodia for Savy and Sreymach, and their children, Thavry, 5, and Thavreak, 8. “Before, we did not have enough money to buy food for our children,” explains their mother, Sreymach. But…

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Road to recovery

Through the support of StarKids in Myanmar, Thiri no longer lives on the street. When Thiri was orphaned at age nine, her half-sister took her in. But that meant living next to the road near Mandalay’s central railway station. When the authorities cleared away their…

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