Similar to all our students in Cambodia, PeopleStories and I also have dreams! This year, we would like to gift 100 scholarships to 100 children in need. We would love to live by our prime objective to help underprivileged students complete school.
100 scholarships is a BIG undertaking and it also means that a big sum of money is required – AU$36K!
On an annual basis, we seek donations and contributions from supporters around the world and our highest fundraising effort got us AU$18K last year. $36K is no random number because it will give us sufficient resources to help 100 students pursue their dreams.
I asked myself, “By now, some of my family, friends and network have already blocked me from communication. Do I want to raise the bar, again? How can I double the donations this year?”. I had no answer to these questions for a while as it all seems impossible or extremely difficult.
After a few weeks of contemplation (and endless self-doubt and self-talks!), help has finally come!
This year we decided to invite a group of champions to help us raise this larger sum of funds. We shared our dream and 23 passionate supporters responded. We all agreed to help raise funds for the 100 dreams of 100 children of Cambodia.
Out of these 23 people, 10 are our existing supporters and 13 are new to PeopleStories. They come from all over the world including Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Canada, America, Scotland, Australia, England and most importantly Cambodia.
These champions are mothers, fathers, grandfathers, grandmothers, sisters, brothers, successful business people, new start-up business owners and even a 13 years old boy!
I often ask myself this question, “Why am I so lucky to receive such precious help from so many awesome people?”.
I think the answer is rather simple, “Not only because we are united by compassion, our love to empower others to pursue their dreams is so strong that can cross borders, seas and lands. Our dream is well aligned!” When our dream is aligned, there is so much shared energy and motivation. Power of unity is something worth striving for.
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