Kate Hutchinson – Managing Director & Co Founder

Kate HutchinsonI am so honored to have had the opportunity to co found Connecting Hands, having the opportunity to help support a cause that is so close to my heart is something that I certainly will never take for granted.

Being in a position to make a real difference to the lives of those affected by sexual slavery is something that should not be taken lightly but embraced with both hands, heart and soul, this is something that Connecting Hands is certainly prepared to do.

I have had the privilege of meeting some of the wonderful young brave survivors of slavery and they have certainly touched my heart and inspired me to do all I can to ensure that they have the opportunity to live lives of freedom and have their dreams come to life.



Deb Dorn- Managing  Director &  Co Founder

Deb DornAs Co founder of Connecting Hands I am excited about the future for our charity and more importantly supporting the young women and children of Cambodia who need our support.

As Australians we have so much, and being able to give back a little of the time and luxury that we have seems a very little price for the opportunity to help enrich the lives of survivors of sexual slavery.

These young women and children have hopes and dreams just as my children and grandchildren do, and I would like to do all I can to help make their dreams come true.

I am very blessed with two beautiful adult children and two amazing grandchildren. I have hopes and dreams for them, why can’t I have the same hopes and dreams for young women and children less fortunate than us.

 Frances Schramko – Director/NSW Coordinator

Frances Schramko

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Connecting Hands team. I first became aware of Connecting Hands 2 years ago when I was invited to the Trivia Night and our team had a tremendously fun night (and won!) but at the same time, I was made more aware of what is happening in Cambodia, and around our world, and the magnitude of this horrific crime.

As the mother of four young children aged 13, 12, 8 and 2, it is hard to accept the reality of what is happening to other children the same age, just because they were born somewhere else.

After 2 years of trying to help in small ways, I felt convicted that it was time to DO more!

If all of us could get on board and lend a hand, we could free so many of those trapped in this unimaginable life…one at a time. I dream of a time when this crime is no longer a problem because it no longer exists. How wonderful it would be to be a part of making that dream a reality.

I look forward to using my skills and talents to better the lives of those hurting from Modern Day Slavery.