Congratulations to Sally Hetherington, the President of Human and Hope Association Inc, who was named a 2018 JCI Australia Top Outstanding Young Person Honouree.
Sally was honoured this past weekend for her humanitarian work alongside Weh Yeoh from OIC Cambodia and Andrew Mellody from Co-Ground Coffee. Sally was nominated by Melissa Abu-Gazaleh from the Top Blokes Foundation.
“I first met Sally through a JCI Illawarra Meet and Greet event. Since then, I have come to know how hard working and dedicated she is to her cause. Years on, she has focused and refined her efforts to see a real social impact, she’s one of Australia’s modest social entrepreneurs.” – Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, CEO, Top Blokes Foundation
Sally is a social entrepreneur that embodies the values of service leadership. Firstly, she left a comfortable lifestyle to head overseas to live a minimal but enriching lifestyle, never once with a complaint. Once there, she stood up to unethical NFP practices, that is, voluntourism and empowered a community to not settle for less. From the beginning, she had a very strong goal – to leave HHA and the community once they reach sustainability, and years on, she has not wavered. This is a true testament to a service leader who is not led by ego or profile but instead a commitment to reducing poverty and achieving genuine social impact.
“I have worked with Sally directly and indirectly for more than five years. She is one of a great person who I met in my life who passionate about helping/empowering Cambodians. A former Operations Manager at Human and Hope Association for almost four years, she was professional and highly effective in her role. Human and Hope Association is run entirely by our local staff thanks to her concepts of empowerment and sustainability. Additionally, she inspired us; our staff are empowered and understood their values of helping their community. I am really impressed of her passion of helping Cambodians, because although she left Human and Hope Association in 2016, she still doing a great job and hard work to support us as the President of Human and Hope Association Incorporated, especially doing fundraising and making awareness about Human and Hope Association.” – Thai San, Director, Human and Hope Association