1 year ago

23 November, 2016

One Roof Australia

Organised by:
SEED SocioEconomic Engagement and Development


What’s a better way to cap off a splendid 2016 with SEED, than joining like-minded students and stars of the social impact space over some wine and cheese?

Hosted by ONE ROOF, a dedicated workspace and community for female entrepreneurs, our final event for the year is shaping up to be a special night featuring the following guests:

Hayley Hewitt (One Roof Australia)
Kate Brouwer (The Lost Childrens Project)
Dan Poole (Crêpes for Change)
Ishara Fernando (Monash SEED alumni and Cambodia Impact Trip co-founder)
Ariel Hersh (Fruit2Work Aus)

Come along for a great opportunity to mingle with our special guests and hear about their experience in social entrepreneurship. Tickets are $15 and come with a complimentary glass of wine (fear not, beer will also be on offer for you non-wine drinkers), plus you will get the opportunity to chit chat over some primo cheese.

Importantly, all proceeds from this event will be directed to funding vital resources for our upcoming Cambodia Impact Trip in January 2017. This student-run development initiative involves a partnership with ‘Volunteer and Village Help in Cambodia’, an organisation located in Thnal Dach community, 45 minutes outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The organisation was founded by a local member of the community and works to provide English language classes to the local students.

This time around, our Cambodia team is not only continuing their education workshops to the students of Thnal Dach village, but also assisting in business development and strategy with our partner organisation. Through feedback from the local community we have decided to focus our efforts on the development of an English curriculum which would serve to better the program’s sustainability and quality of teaching resources. The curriculum will be piloted by a team travelling to Cambodia in January. From this trip, we will strategise how better to build the curriculum, and what plan is needed to improve the business model of the local organisation.

Head over to our website monashseed.org/microfinance/cambodia-initiative/ for more information on past projects and plans for the future.

Rest assured that our travelling team’s own expenses are self-funded, and all money raised will only be used for the community’s direct benefit! So if you feel like giving back to a good cause, then please, put on your philanthropic pants and entrepreneurial hats and join us for a night of wine, cheese and socially minded chats!