ABOUT PROJECT GEN Z
The team at Project Gen Z will be launching the ‘Dare to Dream’ workshop series in Phnom Penh for over 400 children aged 15-22 years at Sunrise Children’s Village founded by Geraldine Cox.
Over a three-day period the children will be educated, inspired and motivated by the Project Gen Z team. With games, practical activities and lots of learning, the series will wrap up with an Apprentice-style business challenge run by Andrew Morello (winner of ‘The Apprentice’ Australia) and an awards ceremony to recognize the efforts of any outstanding students.
The idea is to give the children an opportunity to dream a little bigger. By teaching them entrepreneurial tools such as goal setting, the importance of a positive mentality, money management and leadership skills, the children will learn to stand on their own two feet and be given a head start to life.
WHY PROJECT GEN Z?
In 2011 our founder Liz Volpe got the opportunity to spend some time with Geraldine Cox at the incredible ‘Sunrise’. Here she met some of the most inspirational and beautiful positive minded children, and it changed her life. Liz vowed to do something to make a difference… Project Gen Z was born.
The Sunrise Children’s Villages are located in Phnom Penh, Siem Riep & Sihanoukville, Cambodia. They provide education, medical care,and home for orphaned, abandoned, vulnerable and disadvantaged Cambodian children.
Sunrise has a robust reintegration policy in place, and where possible through support and close monitoring, creates environments where children under their residential care can be safely reintegrated back into a natural family hime.
Sunrise also work in local communities to provide housing, medical care, education and a better standard of life.
THE TRIP & ITS ENTREPRENEURS
30 influential, passionate and successful Aussie Entrepreneurs will be attending the 2016 Dare to Dream trip to Cambodia. All have a huge desire to make a genuine difference and are excited to pass on some of their skills to the students at Sunrise.
We believe that if we can teach young people today simple but effective business skills, our youth have the ability to become leaders. With education, support and a big dream to achieve, they have the opportunity to change society as it stands.