Georgie Owen

2030 Leaders 2018

The Hunger Project - 2030 Leaders Program

Potential is the biggest thing in the world.

It’s universal.

And whilst potential does not discriminate, the factors enabling an individual to reach their full potential do.

So this October, partly to tap into my own potential but mostly to see how unlocking human potential will help us end global hunger by 2030, I’m heading to Uganda with The Hunger Project. I found The Hunger Project when I was scrolling instagram (ironically located very low at the list of things you can do to realise your full potential) and was hooked by a website that read “we don’t see a billion mouths to feed, we see a billion human beings who are enterprising and resilient.”  

The Hunger Project’s goal is to end world hunger by 2030 through their Epicentre Srategy. By establishing these dynamic centres throughout Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America and educating and empowering the surrounding communities, The Hunger Project enables marginalised individuals to break the poverty cycle themselves.

Before I leave, I’ve committed to raising over $10000 that will go towards The Hunger Project’s Epicentres (none to the cost of my trip) and facilitate programs in education, microfinance, agriculture and health. This approach works. Check out https://thp.org.au to see stories like that of Coumba; she was illiterate as a child but through The Hunger Project’s training is now a senior leader in the Senegal National Government. Her advice about leadership and empowering women is “yawou, yawou, yawou” meaning wake up, wake up, wake up to the possibilities.   

We all have this infinite potential but factors around us or within is stop us from harnessing it; these are the factors that stop us from waking up. For me and most people around me, untapped potential is disappointing; for people facing hunger and poverty, untapped potential is detrimental.

Our support enables these communities to access the skills, knowledge and resources they need to wake up and begin the journey to self-reliance. It allows them to realise their full potential.

So I’m waking up too. In joining The Hunger Project, I hope support from myself and those around me can trickle into the Epicentres of Uganda and beyond to play a part in this global movement to end hunger.

Any support - spreading the word, coming to fundraisers, donations of any kind – is very much appreciated!

Georgie xxx

OUR IMPACT - All figures and information taken directly from The Hunger Project

Every investment that supports the work of The Hunger Project through fundraising counts. Here's what your money could do in The Hunger Project's Program Countries.

$25 - Could provide workbooks and chalk to a nursery school in Africa so that they can continue to learn to read and practice writing, creating a better future.

$50 - Could provide anti-malarial bed nets to five families. This alone reduces the risk particularly for children under the age of 5 from severe illness, disease and death.

$100 - Is the size of the first micro-finance loan for a budding female entrepreneur. This is enough to purchase a pig to farm or purchase equipment to start a small business in sewing, or hairdressing.

$500 - Could allow a community to purchase food-processing equipment reducing the amount of time it takes to prepare dietary staples such as maize flour. This allows more time for women to spend earning income and educating their children.

$1000 - Could enable a community to drill a borehole to provide safe drinking water. 

$5000 - Could train 25 HIV Animators in Africa. AIDS is 100 percent preventable. If empowered with accurate information, and freed from social taboos, attitudes and behaviours that fuel the epidemic, the people of Africa have proven that they can protect themselves and their families.

Thank you to my Sponsors

$1.12k

Wellness Morning Fundraiser !!!

WELLNESS MORNING TICKET SALES - you all rock. Special thanks to F45, Georgia Mort & all the generous food support (Apples & Sage, Funch, Seedling, Raw Love, Pics, Green Cup, Boccaccio Cellars and Pete @ QVM)

$1.11k

Mamma Mia! Fundraiser

Movie night raffle sales!! Thanks beautiful generous people for coming xxxxx love G :)

$1.01k

Anonymous

I admire your dedication to this worthwhile project and wish you every success and a safe journey.

$1.01k

Mamma Mia! Fundraiser

Ticket Sales! Thanks legends xxx

$760

Cheers For Change Event !

Online ticket sales

$510

Michael Gannon

$466.90

Nevermind Bar Hawthorn

Onya Georgie!

$320

Cheers For Change

Cash ticket sales

$260

Clive Smith

Very proud of you Georgie darling!

$208

Mike Janes

Good luck Georgie

$208

Barbara John

Georgie, the quintessential leader! May you continue to inspire. Love Barbara

$156

Lynne Gorell

Congratulations to you Georgie for helping raise valuable funds and raising awareness for this worthwhile cause.

$156

Friends Of St Josephs

All the best Georgie with your trip to Uganda on THP

$150

Liz Giust

Wish I could be at Mama Mia....here is a little top up

$104

Anonymous

You are an inspiration and a total legend. Loving your work beautiful xxxxsal

$104

Lil Maher

Amazing stuff G. So proud of you.

$104

Judy O’connor

Fabulous work Georgie

$104

Kathryn Macdonald

So proud of your social conscience

$104

Mischa & Robbie Leonard

Lovely to see your beautiful determination applied to making much needed change to our world.

$104

Julie, Ron,nick,alex And Jack:))

You are one of a kind! 😊 Gazs behind you all the way! 👏

$104

Mark Woolley

A damn fine idea, good luck you

$104

Cath & Justin Owen

So proud of you G xx

$104

John Macfarlane

Good luck in the marathon on Sunday - this is a great cause!

$104

Sonya Butler

Good work G 🐷

$104

Billings Family

$104

Christine Hart

I love your drive and you have a good ❤️ Heart

$104

Stevenson Family

Well done Georgie - good luck from all the stevenson family xxx

$104

Stella Tregurtha - F45 Training Kew

$104

Grimshaw

Congratulations Georgie on all your hard work to support a worthy cause

$104

Matt Owen

You are what defines a leader - someone who is pro-active about positive, meaningful and lasting change!! You champion!!!

$100

Maree Ward

$100

Sarah Perrett

Congratulations dear Georgie. You are a super star with your efforts for this wonderful cause. We hope you reach your goal.

$100

Damien Janes

Go Georgie !!

$100

Clare Mcnidder

Go Georgie girl...

$83.20

Georgie Owen

Georgia Mort, Mad Dev + Pat Maher - MASSIVE THANKS!!!

$72.80

Emily Biasotto

You are a legend!! Well done Georgie!! xx

$62.40

Liz Giust

This is the Mussel and Crab donation :)

$52

Mandy Agnoletto

Go Georgie!

$52

Margie Maher

I am very proud of you, Georgie. Good Luck

$52

Pat Maher

You're a superstar Georgie

$52

Chris Janes

$52

Denise And Sean O'callaghan

Well Done Georgie!! Enjoy the wonderful run.

$52

Giust Family

Go Girl :)

$52

Vanessa Murphy

You’re one of the most beautiful and inspiring lil ladies I know, keep up your fabulous work!!!! Lots of love xxxxxxx

$52

Ainslie Cameron

$52

Jack Owen

$52

Robert Roulston

Well done

$50

Harry Higgins

Go G

$50

Simon Janes

Well done Georgie! Ellen, Simon, Max and Will

$50

Ainslie Cameron

We can’t make the movie on Wednesday (too late for us nonna’s) but we hope you all have a great time! 😘

$50

Christie Fekete

Go you good thing xxxxx

$50

Sarah Brown

Well done Gee - lots of love the Browns

$50

Tanya Frost

Great work Georgie, Run well x

$31.20

Sarah Butler

Nice work Georgie!

$31.20

Caitlin Hardy

Love you!!

$31.20

Steff Fekete

$31.20

Tess Pirrie

Lit lit veryyyyyyyy lit

$31.20

Anna Hojok

Awesome effort - good luck !

$31.20

Candyce James

$31.20

Em Engel

Truly amazing stuff Georgie xxx

$30

Jane Elms Pitney

Great work Georgie!

$30

Elizabeth Bowden

Good luck with your run Georgie. I think your commitment to this project is wonderful and I wish you all the best in October. The world needs young people like you . Well done and lots of love.

$30

Kathryn Simcoe

$30

Sophie Mcgovern

$30

Emily Smith

Great stuff Georgie! The world needs more people like you X

$30

Remi Cuce

Amazing, Georgie!!! Xx

$30

Clare O'shea

Amazing stuff George xx

$26

Madi Huysing

$26

Maddie Corridon

Georgie you bloody rock!!! Great cause xxxx

$20.80

Asher Jonas

$20.80

Georgia Adams

Proud of you Little George x

$20.80

Murray Browne

$20.80

Tom Grimshaw

Good on ya G, you’re a legend!

$20.80

Jack Maher

Great stuff G! Good luck!

$20.80

Eilwen Jones

Go girl

$20.80

Saski A

Yas qween

$20.80

Georgia Mort

❤️

$20.80

Siena Lethbridge

Good on you Fiero! X

$20.80

Tess Pirrie

Go george! 😘😘

$20.80

Will Cooper

Go you good thing

$20.80

Emily Moroney

Keep up the amazing work!

$10.40

Hass Maher

Good luck Georgie!

$10.40

Isobel Kelly

You go girl

$10.40

Kim Stockdale

Go gal! X

$10.40

Karla Elkington

$10.40

Danielle Lea

Looking forward to seeing the change you make in Uganda! 💚

$10

Liv Cosgrave

$10

Melissa B

$8.63

Liz Giust

only 1000 to go !