Annual Report 2018-2019 - Page 3

Building on our momentum from previous years, Classroom of Hope again increased the delivery of life changing education related programs this year to help children in developing countries unleash their greatness.

Through the generosity of our valued partners and donors, the amount of donations received doubled this year that significantly extended our reach and impact in support of our mission. Of note, we supported disaster relief efforts in the wake of the devastating Lombok, Indonesia earthquake through establishing pop-up schools and built six brand new schools spanning rural areas of Cambodia and Myanmar. By the numbers, the impact of these efforts alone has been tremendous with these initiatives supporting approximately 2,400 and 1,900 children respectively.

Whilst we are proud of these numbers as a subset of our broader impact, we know we can, and must, always do more to improve the lives of children through education. As such, every part of our organisation is focussed on making a positive difference for the children, their families and the communities in which they live. From aligning on our strategic direction with supporting governance and risk management practices, to building strong partnerships with our Non-Government Organisation (NGO) partners and streamlining our processes and systems, our team is both focussed and united towards this common goal.

I would also like to recognise our CEO and Founder, Duncan Ward for his tireless work, energy and passion in driving the outcomes achieved. Of course, this would not have been possible without our extended team and volunteers who contribute so much towards our mission.

This year we farewelled Director Karen Wellington who I would like to thank for her exemplary service throughout her tenure with Classroom of Hope. We also welcomed Sue Budalich and Lee Harrison to our Board. We have also been fortunate to expand our team of exceptional volunteers who continually go above and beyond to streamline every aspect of our organisation.

As we focus on the coming year, our efforts will continue to be on where we can deliver the most life changing impact to children through education. To do this, we will look for opportunities to advance our mission through working in collaboration with our partners and donors to positively influence their future.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who has been part of our mission and delivering

A Letter from our Chair

the outcomes realised. We look forward to your ongoing support, passion and commitment as we continue our journey

On behalf of the Board of Directors for Classroom of Hope.

Warren Salamone


Warren Salamone