The Daily Telegraph

Read why Sally was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours.

It was while she was working as a volunteer coordinator, at a centre for former street children, that she came to the realisation her organisation was doing more harm than good. She said the community they were serving had become reliant on foreign volunteers, or “voluntourists”, who were filling roles which locals could be employed to do themselves.


Good Mag

Read about Sally’s journey to sustainable development in Cambodia.

Good is a magazine for conscious-living people who love life, style and the planet.

World Nomads

From 24:26, learn about what Sally discovered when she moved to Cambodia.

Hosted by Podcast Producer Kim Napier and World Nomads Phil Sylvester, each episode will take you around the world with insights into destinations from travellers and experts. They’ll share the latest in travel news, answer your travel questions and fill you in on what World Nomads is up to, including the latest scholarships and guides.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Mariah

Listen to Sally talk about her opinions on voluntourism in Cambodia and how those wanting to help can make sustainable change.

So how do you solve a problem like Mariah? As my brother said ‘spoiler alert, you can’t’, so there you go! I’m just an Australian girl with the world at her feet, learning about life and myself every single day. Join me as I tell you stories, share my outlook on life and just talk utter garbage! It will be fun, I promise.

Third Sector

Read why Sally was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday honours.

The Queen’s Birthday honour roll, Order of Australia medal was presented to Sally of Human & Hope Association Inc on Monday. The award was for the service provided to Cambodia through the Hope & Human Association charity. Sally Hetherington wants to use this award to shine more spotlight on the importance of locally ran organisations and to end “voluntourism”.


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