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WHO WE ARE

We are a non-profit dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of at-risk women and children in the developing world.

We are a group of dedicated volunteers joined together to form a non-profit organization devoted to ensuring the education, health, and safety of some of the most marginalized and exploited women and children in Cambodia, primarily through programs in Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia. The choice of this province was driven in part by the fact that it is one of the poorest areas in the country. This region has been wracked with all types of human trafficking, forced labour, drug addiction, and has a high number of Khmer children working in slavery like conditions.

As an affiliate of Lotus Outreach International (1995), we work with a Cambodian partner, the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre to identify worthy recipients of our funding. Ninety five percent (95%) of funds raised go directly to support these young women and children in the program they are in, thus bringing about positive changes to their lives.

Currently, we support 82 high school scholarship recipients, as well as 54 technical college students, and 33 Gateways students studying at university level (from 1st to 4th year) majoring in many fields such as: economics, accounting, banking, law, community development, and English literature.

Girls in GATEWAYS are encouraged to 'give back' by volunteering in their communities during study breaks.

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Your support makes all the difference. A small sum of money goes a long way in Cambodia, where over a third of the population lives on less than $1 per day.

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OUR TEAM

 

Khyentse Norbu

Khyentse Norbu

Chairman

Khyentse Norbu, also known in the Buddhist world as Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, is trained as a philosophy teacher and attended university in London. He is a student of important Tibetan Buddhist l......[read more]

Julie Chender

Julie Chender

President

Julie grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado and New York University. She worked in event planning in Colorado and, after the family moved from Colorado to Canada in 1......[read more]

Jill Baryluk

Jill Baryluk

Secretary-Treasurer

Jill grew up in Haney in Maple Ridge (near Vancouver) and always had a passion to see the world and experience other cultures. In her twenties she had the opportunity to experience working holid......[read more]

Sandy Dennis

Sandy Dennis

Vice–President

Sandy grew up in Vancouver and lived in the UK for 6 years during her twenties. She worked for 30 years in the television industry and has an interest in art and antiques. In 2006 she relocated w......[read more]

Glenn Fawcett

Glenn Fawcett

Project Manger

An Australian native, Glenn came to live in India in 1995 where he worked for almost two years as a volunteer before becoming the Director of the White Lotus Sponsorship Program in 1997. For the ne......[read more]

Judy Cheng

Judy Cheng

Board Member

Judy was born and raised in Taiwan until she moved to the United States to attend University on a foreign student visa. After university Judy immigrated to Canada where she worked for a natural ga......[read more]

Catherine Douglas

Catherine Douglas

Member at Large

Catherine Douglas is a Lecturer in the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. The emphasis of her teaching, research and community engagement is on the causes of econ......[read more]