At The Migration Agency, we believe that business has the power to change lives by instilling contribution into our every day.
An immigration business such as ours is underpinned by globalisation, the opportunities it creates for individuals to move around the world and for companies to access top global talent. However, we also appreciate that sometimes the driving force behind migration is not just the voluntary pursuit of opportunities, sometimes is about necessity due to a lack of opportunity and choice.
Sarah Thapa recently travelled to Nepal through our partnership with sustainable development organization, FONA. Sarah is a co-founder and director of FONA, which creates new models for development using a collaborative, consultative and benefit-minded approach to their solutions.
FONA believes in re-thinking traditional models by connecting the world’s best minds—from think tanks and research institutes, to the educational and corporate sectors. This mindset drives new change and ensure that globally there is an adoption of best practice across the board.
FONA’s collaborative development model is based understanding aspirations, providing people the opportunity to thrive, and to achieve their full potential. When we connect local communities with passionate investors and collaborators, we see solutions in terms of the opportunities for all involved. This more commercial and benefit-minded approach, reflects not only the collaborators’ backgrounds in academia, research or business, but also the idea that empowerment comes from looking to the potential of people and their communities, and play to their strengths.
Sarah and The Migration Agency are collaborators with FONA’s world class Education Centre of Excellence project in Purano Jhangajoli, a small remote village in the hillsides of the Himalayas. We are supporting this particular project by way of providing legal expertise, educational resources, financial contributions as well as creating new partnerships between the education centre and other schools and educators around the world.
Sarah recently travelled to the building site to meet and discuss with the community about their hopes and dreams for the education centre. She was delighted to see the construction of the school well under way, which has been master planned by a world class team of architects, educators, ecologists, educational psychologists, and others to deliver a world class education centre. The project truly reflects an innovative approach to sustainability, self-sufficiency and architectural beauty. Having the opportunity to see first-hand where the contributions are going and the people whose lives will be changed by this project is what brings many collaborators to join forces with FONA and make a direct impact for good.
Read more about FONA’s work in education here: https://www.fona.org.au/programs/education/purano-jhangajholi-education-centre/
If you or your organisation feel connected to this cause, consider joining FONA’s partnership program here : https://www.fona.org.au/partners/become-a-partner/.
Or read more about our company’s contribution philosophy here: https://www.themigrationagency.com.au/our-contribution/