I’m lucky enough to be sitting in the lounge in Hong Kong in transit as I write this, just like lots of business people. I have taken dozens and dozens of flights, alone, to all sorts of great countries, ready to work and make a difference for my company. This trip is different…I am using my hard-earned miles and traveling half way around the world to try and make a difference in the lives of others. And, I’m super excited to do it.
I’m heading to Siem Reap, Cambodia to work with the students at EGBOK, and more specifically, SPOONS, their onsite restaurant. For the first time, I’m dedicating two weeks to just give back and to help others in a field I’m passionate about -- hospitality. I’m proud to be on the advisory board, help raise money and support the school but this is different – to really work with the students is a privilege and honor.
This is not about making money. This is not about business networking. This is about becoming more grounded in my life, to re-prioritize, recharge and to contribute to the greater good.
I hope to share more during and after my trip for those that are interested.
EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) enables underserved young adults in Cambodia to be self-supporting by providing education, training, and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry and utilizing a comprehensive approach with an emphasis on life skills development.
BTW, the Cambodian iced coffee is amazing!
Please check out more about EGBOK at www.egbokmission.org and consider donating.