Our Ambassadors

Tom Oliver – “Lou Carpenter – Actor TV Series Neighbours”

Tom-Oliver - Connecting Hands AmbassadorTo be asked to be an “Ambassador for Connecting Hands’, is to me, both an honor and a privilege and a task that I intend to embrace wholeheartedly to the best of my abilities.

As a frequent traveller through South East Asia, I have in the past been aware of the tragic circumstances that result in the human trafficking of women and young girls.  My knowledge to date has been mainly confined to the behavior of foreign pedophiles invading cities such as Phnom Penh, Saigon and Bangkok.

At my first meeting with Kate and Debbie, founders of ‘Connecting Hands’, I had my eyes well and truly opened when they explained the enormity of the situation in Cambodia.

In this country we sometimes complain about how our children are raised, educated and in many cases, removed from their homes in order to ensure their health and safety.  Although this is extremely important in our society, I cannot help feeling that without playing down their importance these problems pale when confronted with the horror and fear that these children – some as young three have to go through as they begin their journey of life.

It has been estimated that at least 1 in 40 girls born in Cambodia will be sold into sex slavery.  If   “Connecting Hands” can, as an Australian charity peopled by those who truly care, go some small way toward slowly and dare I say – one fine day stopping this insidious industry, with the help of government and  organisational departments in Cambodia, then I for one will feel better within myself in as much that I stood up and tried.

Please, I beg you to do the same, by giving your support to “Connecting Hands”.