Earlier this year, following the success of the 2016 mission to Cambodia, Lux Group announced their second philanthropic mission with Projects Abroad. To find out more about this exciting venture, we sat down with Mark, one of the team members embarking on the journey…
What do you do at Lux Group?
I’m a Partnerships & Contracting Manager for Luxury Escapes. I work with hotels and resorts in the Middle East region, as well as Melbourne, to give our members amazing travel offers.
How long have you been with the company?
It will be 2 years in December.
Why did you decide to apply for Projects Abroad?
I thought it was the perfect opportunity to challenge myself in a completely unfamiliar environment, and to give back to a community less fortunate. Sri Lanka was completely devastated by the tsunami in 2004, and is recovering to become an up and coming tourist hotspot, however many areas still remain disadvantaged.
Where are you travelling to?
A team of ten of us from Lux Group are travelling to coastal communities in Sri Lanka, departing the first week of May 2018.
What will you be doing over there?
We will be helping in schools and communities near the capital Colombo, with a focus on improving the lives of children living in orphanages and special needs centres. I’m particularly looking forward to working with the kids and telling them about Australia.
What do you hope to take away from this experience?
A new perspective, and satisfaction of making a lasting impact on disadvantaged communities.
How can we get involved?
We’re aiming to raise $29,800 to complete our mission. To donate or for more information please head to our Go Fund Me Page. We’d also be so grateful if you could help spread the word on your LinkedIn/Social networks!