There are groups all around the world doing amazing work on very finite resources. Given I was lucky enough to be born with access to opportunities that have enabled me to earn a decent living, I endeavour to commit a percentage of my income and volunteer time each year to supporting organisations that I think are doing amazing work. Here are the groups I’m currently supporting:
- Yayasan Cipta Mandiri (translates as the “House of Dreams”) provides educational opportunities for children of underprivileged families in Bogor, Indonesia. I met Putu, the founder of YCM when I lived in Indonesia. Through YCM, I currently sponsor one young woman to attend university.
- Friends of Truganina Wetlands (Swamp things) is a group of neighbours who work collaboratively and collectively to care for a unique place that is home to diverse species of flora and fauna. I help with meeting note taking and marketing.