The Spotlight: Helping Syrian Refugee Kids Through Education.

Date: May 17, 2015

I stumbled across and Instagram page about a year ago called Books Over Bombs. I was instantly drawn in by the posts the organisation was sharing through their page, and I went to their website to check it out some more.

The organisation spoke right to my heart. It was helping children of Syria recover from war trauma and live a better quality of life through education. It was an advocate for responsible and conscious fashion, and it was founded by a young woman living between Dubai and Perth, Australia, which had been my home for many years.

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In this special episode of The Spotlight, I interview Bianca Hadzic, the founder of Books Over Bombs Foundation.

Bianca talks about the work she is doing to make a difference in the lives of the children of Syria. Her approach to raising funds to help these children is refreshing and enlightening, and as you will see she is on a mission to be a force for good.

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The Spotlight: Meet the UAE’s environmental expert and watch the video that made me cry.

Date: August 18, 2014

I came across the work of Emirati national, Lamis Harib, months ago.  I was moved to tears by a video I watched on YouTube that was created by her organisation.  Seriously, I was so excited and interested in the work she was doing, I couldn’t get enough of it!  I admit, I basically started stalking her, until finally, I got to met the woman I now call my environmental hero.

She just gets it.

Trust me, if you do nothing else today, you’ve got to check out this woman’s work.

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The Spotlight: using art to transform the lives of children in need.

Date: July 6, 2014

As many of you know, I spent years working as a therapist with autistic children in Australia. Working with these children was so rewarding and it is something I am still very passionate about. I witnessed incredible transformations in the lives of the children I met and whenever I think about them I feel deeply moved. They are amazingly resilient, loving, and inspiring.

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