Over 40 exceptional NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations) have been singled out for doing great work in the new book ‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA: People and Projects Making a Difference.’ Volunteer projects range from helping children, education, building homes, caring for elephants or Asiatic bears, health care, arts, hospitality, ecotourism and more.
‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA’ provides a fascinating read about how they started and what they are doing to help the country heal from the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge.
There is contact information to make it easy to explore donating to them or helping in person. Plus there’s a Volunteering Guide filled with practical tips.
It even raises some complex issues about voluntourism and how one could actually be doing damage instead of good simply because they weren’t aware. “For instance, did you know that giving a few coins to the children begging on the streets could be sentencing them to a lifetime of poverty? Or that by visiting orphanages that you could be breaking up families,” asks Shawna Hartley one of three co-authors of the book.
The large format soft cover book has 168 pages and is filled with photography revealing a side of Cambodia most tourists are not aware exists.
Designed to inspire more people to become a hero, the book immediately makes each buyer an unsung hero as the not-for-profit book was printed in Cambodia to stimulate the economy and directly benefits the 40+ projects featured.
For a sneak peek at what NGO projects are having their praises sung, go to www.unsungheroes.net.au.
Glowing reviews following the launch in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in June 2013 at Monument Books and early sales prove the book to be a welcome and unique product.
“We wish we had a book like 'Unsung Heroes' as guide about the culture, experiences and volunteer opportunities when we first travelled to Cambodia in ‘07.” I Mack
“Such a unique product: stunning photography book, inspirational short stories, practical guide with contacts, and a refreshing take on where Cambodia is today.” D Herringe
“This book helps to reflect Cambodian’s lives, culture and traditions to the world.” A Panna, Anjali House
“ … a fabulous production, full of insightful and engaging stories and information.” L Lynch
“Placing it on your coffee table will guarantee interest and discussion.” M Kelly, OAM
‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA: People and Projects Making A Difference’ (2013) by Lee Anderson, Kerryan Griffin, and Shawna Hartley
ISBN 978-0-0875545-0-5 Category: TRAVEL A4, 168 pages plus soft cover available on www.unsungheroes.net.au $35 plus $12 shipping worldwide.
A philanthropist, an educator and a journalist join forces to simplify, demystify and celebrate Volunteering abroad. ‘UNSUNG HEROES CAMBODIA: People and Projects Making a Difference’ by Lee Anderson, Kerryan Griffin and Shawna Hartley is a stunning new book by volunteers, for volunteers, that benefits over 40 worthy NGOs in Cambodia with each sale.
Unsung Heroes is the creative brain child of a philanthropist, an educator and a journalist who joined forces to simplify, demystify and celebrate Volunteering abroad.
Based in Sydney Australia it currently has published 2 titles.
‘UNSUNG HEREOS CAMBODIA: People and Projects Making a Difference’ (2013) by Lee Anderson, Kerryan Griffin and Shawna Hartley -- a stunning new book by volunteers, for volunteers, that benefits over 40 worthy NGOs in Cambodia with each sale.
'HOW TO HELP IN CAMBODIA: eBook Guide for Volunteers, Donors and Travellers' (2013) by Lee Anderson, Kerryan Griffin and Shawna Hartley -- providing travellers with tales of inspiration (without any slow loading photographs) as well as practical tips and links to over 40 worthy NGOs in Cambodia. Available as a Kindle eBook.
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