We are pleased to announce that Sally Hetherington, our former operations manager and current President of Human and Hope Association Incorporated has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the international community through charitable initiatives.
The Order of Australia is the principal means of recognising outstanding members of the Australian community. In a time where voluntourism and orphanage tourism is having a light shone on it for its negativity, Sally’s contribution to the empowerment of locally-run organisations is truly inspiring. She speaks out against voluntourism and is determined to show Australians that Cambodians are capable of running their own not-for-profits without partaking in international voluntourism.
“It is truly a privilege to be included on the Queen’s Birthday Honour Roll. I am thrilled to be recognised for my continued work with Human and Hope Association and am hopeful that more people will come to know what a remarkable organisation this is,” says Sally.
Sally is one-of-a-kind who is setting examples and leading the way when it comes to international development. We are so proud of her achievements.
To learn more about Sally’s journey, purchase a copy of her newly released manifesto, ‘It’s Not About Me’. All proceeds support Human and Hope Association Inc.