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Three principles to helping people living in poverty

Three principles to helping people living in poverty

Principles connect your values to action. If we truly value compassion, empathy, and respect, then the work that we do in other countries should reflect this. But often, the principles we base our work upon are either wrong or unclear.

So here are 3 basic principles which you can use to create more meaningful impact in the world around us.

The myth of the heroic expat leader

The myth of the heroic expat leader

After close to a decade of working in developing countries, and founding an initiative in Cambodia, I realised I had fallen into a trap. I was perpetuating a myth: that change comes from the heroics of foreigners like myself. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

Welcome to OIC’s new leader, Chenda Net

Welcome to OIC’s new leader, Chenda Net

I leave OIC Cambodia in country in a far better state that I could have imagined. With structure, an exit strategy, and most importantly, the best possible people controlling its destiny. Our new leader, Chenda, is not “replacing Weh”. She is entering a new position, has her own style of leadership, and will do things her way. She has my full support from afar, to make decisions her way and guide the organisation in the way that she sees fit.