Sally Hetherington OAM

Sally Hetherington OAM was 25 when she packed up her belongings and bought a one-way ticket to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Originally running a foreign-volunteer program, Sally realised she had been falsely sold the message that sustainable development couldn’t occur without ongoing support from international volunteers. Sally spent the next four years building up a community centre, Human and Hope Association, with a team of local staff. She successfully made herself redundant in 2016, and the organisation is now entirely locally-led and run. Sally is the CEO of Human and Hope Association Incorporated (Australia) and raises funds to empower communities to reduce inequalities. You will often find her in the media talking about the importance of local empowerment when it comes to international development, or back in Siem Reap leading ‘Purpose and Philanthropy Field Trips’. Sally’s manifesto, ‘It’s Not About Me’, was published by Elephant House Press in 2019, with all proceeds supporting Human and Hope Association Incorporated.
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It is time to rethink voluntourism

by Sally Hetherington OAM

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