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Tara Winkler

 

Tara Winkler is the Managing Director of the Cambodian Children’s Trust (CCT) which she established with Jedtha Pon in 2007 in order to rescue fourteen children from a corrupt and abusive orphanage.

Tara has led CCT through a number of significant organisational changes, including the closure of the initial CCT orphanage in favour of a holistic model of programs and services to help Cambodian families escape poverty, while ensuring family preservation. Tara now speaks out against the spread of orphanages in developing countries, caused by the good intentions of foreign donors, and of harm that comes to children when they are separated from family and left to grow up in institutions. 

In 2011 Tara was awarded NSW Young Australian of the Year in recognition of her work with CCT, she has been featured twice on Australian Story and her first book, How (Not) to Start an Orphanage, is being published in April 2016.

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We Need to End the Era of Orphanages | Tara Winkler

Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in...

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