During extended travelling across South-East Asia in 2007, Blue Sky Project founder Roy Wallace experienced first-hand the challenges faced by remote communities. He witnessed a distinct lack of access to basic education and vocational learning programs throughout the region.
As a result of these challenges, many young children and adolescents are unable to break the cycle of poverty. This lack of opportunity to break free of the poverty cycle is reflected in South-East Asia having one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world.
In 2010, Roy set about establishing a charity to help provide children and young adults in South-East Asia with better opportunities to contribute towards improving their local community by improving their quality of life and access to education in less fortunate, regional areas.
After months of planning, Blue Sky Project delivered it’s first school supplies to an Indonesian primary school in December 2010. This proved to be a huge success both in Australia and Indonesia.
2010 – Founder Roy Wallace commenced 12-month project supporting schools and orphanages in remote Indonesia.
2011 – Blue Sky Project officially opened, registered as an Australian charity.
2012 – Paul Cashman and Jason Balchand join Blue Sky Project leadership group as Directors.
2012 – Blue Sky Project expanded beyond Indonesia for the first time, commencing projects in Cambodia.
2013 – Looking back at our first 3 years led us to “keep it simple” and focus on key things we’re good at.
2015 – Celebrating 5-years of helping children and young adults impacted by poverty.
2016 – Blue Sky Project expanded it’s reach once more, this time into Ukraine and Nepal.