Please note: this is a past event
We're keeping this page here for future reference.
- Thursday 16th of March, 2017, at 6:30pm
- The Parklake, 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton
Price Includes Canapes, Main Meal and Dessert, Beer, Wine and Soft Drink
- Riverlinks Box Office: 03 5832 9511
GV BRaIN returns in 2017, featuring legendary humanitarian, Geraldine Cox AM
Legendary Australian humanitarian, Geraldine Cox AM, is the founder of Sunrise Cambodia. Geraldine started her career with the Australian Department of Foreign Affaris in 1970 at the age of 25. Her first posting was to the Embassy in Phnom Penh. Assignments followed in the Philippines, Thailand, Iran and the United States before Geraldine returned to live in Sydney. At the age of 50, she gave it all up to return to the country that stole her heart where she worked for Prince Norodom Ranariddh and helped look after orphans on weekends. The 1997 coup saw the Prince and most westerners flee the country, but Geraldine couldn’t abandon the children. Affectionately known as ‘Big Mum’, she has personally impacted the lives of hundreds of at-risk children in Cambodia.
Wealth of a different kind: creating lasting prosperity in Cambodia
In a country where traditional meanings of wealth have come to stand for corruption and inequality, the only wealth worth having is wealth of an entirely different kind. On the ground in Cambodia, this different kind of wealth can only come from putting the means to develop and advance into the hands of the individuals and communities of the nation. Ideas and practices around charity, philanthropy and our involvement in developing nations have come a long way since the 1990’s. This is one woman’s story from the spear-head of this change. After 22 years as President and Founder of Sunrise Cambodia, Geraldine knows that community development with a focus on education and health is the only way to truly enable some of the poorest people in the world to create this tangible, lasting, wealth of a different kind.