Our Inspiration and Mission
“In September 2010, I left a generously paid job with an Investment Bank in Singapore. Donating my possessions until they fit into a hiking backpack, I departed to Nepal in hopes to find a way to give back to the world.
I went from one of the world's most expensive and rich cities to a small village in the Annapurna mountains where power outages were a daily event and people happily lived off the land - from growing their own food, to cutting grass for their buffalo, to bathing in local streams.
Touched by their generosity and happiness while having so little, I began helping donate school supplies which turned into building school rooms, a computer lab, and even funding a heart valve transplant for an 8-year-old boy.
See Change Foundation was born out of the current landscape of charitable giving where transparency, altruism and communication are far too often lacking.
The core beliefs of our team and donors are that helping others is a responsibility of everyone on the planet, and it must be done without the desire for personal gain or recognition. We aren't just in it for the kids either; we love to show others how little it takes to do a lot.
See Change Founder and Volunteer
NO PAID STAFF - LOCAL TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS - VOLUNTEERS
We believe that all donations should be given to the people who need the money most, so we do not employ any international staff. Our team are a close-knit group of volunteers, community leaders, school headmasters and hospital staff.