Monday, February 28, 2011

Somaly Mam: helping girls laugh & play, again & again

Me / Somaly Mam

Under a Tree Clothing Exchange chooses to support Project future.
Project Future is a not for profit organisation inspired by the story of former Cambodian sex slave, Somaly Mam.
I was so honoured to sit next to Somaly Mam this month at Project Futures launch. She was shining with beads and grace. I was moved by Somaly's courage to act on her compassion.She was a victim but has made the stand to become the voice to the voiceless. This is something that moves me to tears.
Somaly Mam shared with me what it is we can do to help.
She spoke about giving from the heart. The girls need to know that they are loved and accepted, it gives the girls the possibility to dream, to live again.
Did you know that 1 in 40 girls in Cambodia have been sold into sexual slavery?

Under a Tree Clothing Exchange

Swap your gorgeous items of clothing that have been lying in your wardrobe
and give them a new life
While making a big impact in the lives of girls.

New Farm State Primary School Hall
James Street, New Farm
Saturday March 12th 2011
2pm - 5pm
Tickets: $30 online $35 @ the door