The first week of August is Homelessness Week. This year, as I have researched the current state of homelessness in Australia I have been struck by 3 themes: The importance of home during COVID-19. Homelessness as a human rights issue. Solutions to homelessness do exist – this is an issue that can be solved in our lifetime. What is homelessness? The people you see sleeping … Continue reading Homelessness Week 2021
Day 4 of our Cambodia Cycle Challenge provided the opportunity to spend time in Cambodian homes and local businesses in the Battambang area and gain insight into the daily life of Cambodians in the countryside. For today’s 50km ride we partnered with a local social enterprise, Soksabike, which provides vocational training and job opportunities to local youths. We were joined by 2 knowledgeable student guides … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – rice wine, bamboo sticky rice and floating villages
Our second day of cycling in Cambodia was the one that worried us the most in the lead up to our adventure. It’s our longest day – 80kms, and for novice cyclists, which we all are, we knew it was going to be a long, hard day. What we didn’t know, was that it was also going to be pretty damn awesome! We started … Continue reading WK Cambodia 2018 – An epic 80kms!
Earlier this week I watched the documentary ‘Border Politics’. Julian Burnside, an Australian barrister, traverses the globe to see how other Western countries treat refugees. There are moments that stick with you. Like the realisation that in a few years there will be millions of children who will have grown up with little to no education, who have spent their lives in refugee camps. As … Continue reading Border Politics
Its been almost a week since the W+K team completed the Maasai Mara half marathon and I apologise for the lateness of this report – after the run I headed across to Mt Kenya to complete the second leg of my trifecta of fundraising challenges and I have only just resurfaced. I have mentioned to anyone who would listen that the Maasai Mara half marathon … Continue reading WK Kenya 2016 – Maasai Mara Marathon race report!