"The fact that there are still places in the world where children can't access vital healthcare makes me so sad," says Gabriella Ocenasek, Partnerships and Marketing Director at World Youth International.
"To be a role model to my two girls and instill that same sense of purposeful giving and finding happiness from within is equally important to me."
Ocenasek is referring to the Australian nonprofit's work in Nepal, Kenya, and Uganda, where it works with communities to improve health and education and empower women and girls.
In fact, Computershare, a technology company in Australia, has been a partner with WYI for more than five years, raising more than $170,000 in the most recent fiscal year, Mashable reports.
"I grew up in a nurturing family and while I have always been grateful, the challenges and outright miracles I've experienced over the past seven years (since becoming pregnant with my first-born) has made me even more appreciative," Ocenasek tells Mashable.
"With sheer gratitude comes a genuine desire to 'give back.' Raising awareness of disparities and funds so that children living below the poverty line can receive healthcare feels like the least I can do."
WYI was started in 1988 by 21-year-old Robert Hoey, who died Read the Entire Article
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