Paraic Grogan (Chairperson)
Paraic Grogan is the founder of HFCA. Paraic lived in Cambodia for eight months in 2003 and fell in love with the people and country. Deeply moved by the poverty he witnessed he helped set up the Happy School which officially opened in June 2003. When he moved back to Ireland he set up ICE (Ireland for Cambodian Education) which acts as a fund raising body for the Happy School. He is currently president of ICE.He is also a member of ICE's sister organisation ACE (Australians for Cambodian Education).
Paraic went back to Cambodia in 2005 for three months set up HFCA. He has a degree in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin and a diploma in Welfare Studies from TAFE, Melbourne. Paraic currently works for Jesuit Social Services as a Community Development worker in Collingwood Public housing estate, Melbourne.
Lynn Ciurlionis (Committee Member)
Lynn Ciurlionis currently lives in Bangkok. She works for Soroptimist International, a women's service group and represents this group at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacifc. Her current role is project co-co-ordinator for 'Hands Across Borders'. A project focussed on health, education and economic opportunities in Sampovloun, Cambodia. Lynn is involved in networking and fundraising for HFCA both in Cambodia and Australia.
Jon Hammond (Fundraiser Event organiser and Website Manager)
Jon grew up in London and has a degree in Italian and Business Studies from Swansea University. Years of experience in catering and promotions including running his own music management business in Bristol, led him to managing bars for a good few years.
After moving to Melbourne in 2000, Jon set up Cheap Thrills which was a community street press magazine for the 'Northside', distributing 10,000 copies every fortnight. Since then he has worked for Melbourne Citymission, establishing a screen printing social enterprise for disadvantaged young kids. He also works for the City of Yarra and is the Advertising Manager for Jesuit Communications.
With a keen eye for marketing and creativity, Jon established Fair Play together with Paraic Grogan in 2007.