Project Change International

Project Change International is a small Australian charity focussed on building and running education infrastructure in impoverished communities.

The charity was founded in 2012 by Sydney lawyer Sarah Knight, then aged just 22. Sarah was joined by her dad, Jem Knight (of The Body Shop fame, and a key figure in The Big Issue) with generous initial (and ongoing) financial support from Australian industrial engineer and philanthropist, Mitchel Martin-Weber.

More than a decade on, Project Change is quietly going about the business of empowering people on the ground where they work. In the Takeo province in southern Cambodia, for example, Project Change has created a safe-haven for vulnerable girls to access food, clean drinking water, education, support and to learn skills to ensure their financial independence.

If you want to see what true charity looks like, and how small ventures can make big differences in the lives of some of the world’s poorest people, Project Change is worth checking out. And supporting.