- We can do a lot of small things with great love - and maybe it will become a big thing!
- Every person is valuable.
- One cannot look into the future but one can do something now so the future is worth living.
Claudia Komminoth, Founder / President
Everything began with a four-week stay in February 2012, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I taught children in a project for a month in English. During this time, I experienced some great and unforgettable moments with the children and locals, and was able to delve into Cambodian culture.
The more I saw, the more it became clear to me, that we are only at the start of a long journey. I travelled to Cambodia in order to give the people there something, but realized that I got much more back from them than I was ever able to give.
While back in Switzerland, I could not escape the thought that I could do more than just donating money once a year to an organization - the idea for Eyes Open was born.
Elisabeth Thomann, Member
Asia has for a long time been in my heart. It is an honour to be welcomed by such friendly and accepting people.
I have known since my visit to Cambodia in October 2013 that I wanted to delve deeper. I spent an unforgettable day with Eyes Open and seeing the endless joyof the children receiving their simple noodle dish touched me deeply.
For these reason I’m now a part of Eyes Open!
Thomas Egli, Founder/ Member
Despite the fact that I only have experienced these impressions and stories of Cambodia from a distance, this has not prevented me from becoming active. The enthusiasm of the two other team members has infected me and I am happy to be a part of Eyes Open.
I support our organization in all technical matters.
Franziska Schmitz, Eyes Open Advocate
Since February 2011, two hearts have been beating in my chest - one for my life up to now, with all its comforts, and the second for Cambodia, with all its wealth. The wealth is different from that which we have in Switzerland, it is its happiness, laughter, the generosity and gratefulness of its people. For a period of six weeks, I was able to work (as a volunteer) and teach children.
One and a half months that changed my perspective in a lasting way, and helped me to look closely - with Eyes Open.