It was Matt Le Nevez and his storytelling zoom workshop that paved the way for my vritual volunteering involvement with PeopleStories. What an incredible journey so far in the past 7 months and I have so much (warning: teary eyes coming…) to thank Matt for this ‘once in a life time’ experience… making a difference to our world!
You may recognize Matt Le Nevez from Offspring, Love Child, Brock, The Widow, and Absentia, to name just a few. Mastering the silver screen is not Matt's only passion and we are grateful to have him as our Charity Ambassador bringing greater awareness to the pressing needs of the children in rural Cambodia.
Mastering philanthropy seems to come naturally to Matt. When the opportunity to team up with PeopleStories arose, it was serendipity for Matt and he shared, “Cambodia was one of the first places I ever visited as a young kid and I just think it's a magical place. If you've been there, the people are exceptional, they're the most generous, kind-hearted people that you could possibly meet."
Storytelling is a powerful gift and one of the most useful skills in the corporate world! Earlier this year, Matt and our founder Victoria hosted a series of Zoom workshops - The Art of Storytelling, to bring awareness to our purpose of empowering the rural Cambodian children complete school. And I was lucky enough to be one of the many participants (still pitching myself!).
Greg McKenna, CEO of Police Bank, once shared after attended the workshop together with his executive team, "When we met Victoria, Matt and the team at PeopleStories, we were blown away by the work they do in Cambodia with the children and the opportunities they were creating."
Join us to follow Matt on his MasterChef journey Sunday and Monday evenings (7:30pm) on Channel 10 (or 10play.com.au)
You, too, can make a difference by donating your time and talents with PeopleStories, helping children in rural Cambodia transform their lives through quality education. We would love to hear from you! Email today: Team@PeopleStoriesCharity.org
Written by: Volunteer Kathy Aunkst