Britomart...it used to be a carpark, now it's the place to be seen. I've worked in this area of Auckland CBD for the past 7 years and have loved every minute working in this evolving precinct.
I work in a vibrant new office, with funky breakout areas, lovely people and all the benefits. Despite all this, something last year was bugging me and everyday I wondered, 'can I quit?'
I've worked hard over the last 10 years to carve out my dream corporate career, and I'm proud of it. But the feeling stuck. I searched high and low for new work - nothing interested me. Recruiters invited me for interviews - I turned them down. This continued for months
All of this ended just 5 minutes ahead a major presentation in front of the executive team. I got a text message, it told me about volunteering in Cambodia, and I said YES.
In an instant I was completely overcome with relief, walked in to make my presentation and nailed it !
This February I'll be travelling to Cambodia to volunteer for Green Umbrella and will stay on the NGO's commune about an hour outside of the capital, Phnom Penh. There I'll be working specifically with a new not-for-profit called G.E.P or Generation Education Period.
GEP empower girls and women in poverty in Cambodia and Laos by educating and providing reusable eco-friendly sanitary kits.
It had never occurred to me for a moment that women all over the world could not only have no access to any sanitary supplies what so ever, but also have very little understanding of womens health and menstruation. I simply can't wait to get started and do what I can support Cambodian women to stay in school and not miss out on work every month.
Only a few more days left of work and the big corporate for Cambodia swap will be begin.
Here are the words
I take a few pictures too