Inside Scoop

A special photography exhibition

Here in New Zealand, we sometimes feel we have lots of problems. But inspiring New Zealander Denise Arnold discovered that our issues pale in comparison to the challenges facing young Cambodian girls. Cambodia’s education system is struggling to rebuild after an estimated three-quarters of teachers were executed during the Khmer Rouge years. Education has the power to help families break out of the cycle of poverty, but often it’s not available to young Cambodian girls. That’s something Denise’s charity, the Cambodia Charitable Trust is working hard to change.

The Trust has helped create a number of schools, and supplies them with books, uniforms, bicycles so students can get to school, and even teacher training. Fidelity Life is proud to have funded Neareay School for over five years.

Could these be the most important photos you’ll see in 2017?

From humble beginnings, the Trust has grown from strength to strength as ever more individuals and organisations have wanted to help. It now counts Theresa Gattung as a board member and Nadia Lim as ambassador.

The Trust is now preparing to celebrate a very special exhibition. Award-winning New Zealand photographer Stacey Simpkin has captured the families touched by the Trust as well as the children at school in a series of breathtakingly moving photographs. Fidelity Life staff can’t wait to get involved, and will help organise and host the exhibition when it takes place in Auckland from 15-24 September this year in Studio 541, 541 Mt Eden Road, Auckland.

You can see one of Stacey's beautiful photos here - it's of one of the sponsored students reading to her sister at home.

We have a small number of invites to the Exhibition Opening on 14th September 2017 reserved for our Fidelity Life policyholders. More details to follow – come back to this page in July for an update!