Michael created the website Soulcialtravel.com as a means to help numerous organisations connect with anyone wishing to give back to society while living or travelling abroad. Together with his friends in Delhi, he helped set up Soulcial Trust, which integrated Soulcialtravel.com with the Trust’s other activities. He is now developing the operations in Cambodia and wishes to expand the Trust’s activities throughout South-East Asia. Besides his work with the Soulcial Trust, Michael runs a trade association in the duty free and travel retail industry.
Julie joined the Soulcial Trust team in March 2018. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and anthropology from New York University, she worked in operations and project management at an international travel company. During extensive travel in Southeast Asia and volunteer experience in the field of animal welfare, she became passionate about addressing social and environmental issues in the region. She is excited to be a part of the Soulcial Trust team and looks forward to collaborating within the community to expand the Trust’s activities.
Operations Manager, Cambodia
Sara Sor, an experienced NGO operative of Cambodian origin, joined The Soulcial Trust team in June to head up the operations in Cambodia. He is responsible for developing Soulcial Trust's wheelchair sports center in Siem Reap and ensuring organization logistics are taken care of.
Operations Manager, India
Guddu is a multi-talented all rounder who gets around on his skateboard. An amputee since the age of 10, Guddu is no stranger to the realities and hardships of living with a disability in India. Guddu joined the Soulcial Trust team to help empower others who, like him, do not have the use of certain limbs and therefore do not receive the same consideration in society as abled-bodied people. Guddu has previously worked in the clothing industry, designing and sewing clothes. He has also worked as a tour guide for Indian and International visitors. Alongside his work at Soulcial Trust, Guddu works at a guesthouse and runs a home and day care centre for spinal cord injured people in Delhi (ESCIP House).
Green Influence Manager
Engineer by training, social scientist by heart. Andres is passionate about education for sustainable development and actions individuals can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. After completing his master’s studies on sustainable development, he felt the need to put to use the knowledge gained through academia. Thus, he decided to come to the great Kingdom of Cambodia and join Soulcial Trust to work on their environmental pillar.
Pauline is a French student from the Laval University in Québec, Canada. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in management, she is now completing the final step of an international development and humanitarian action master's degree as an intern at Soulcial Trust. Dedicated to human issues, she has been involved in several non profit organizations over the past years as a volunteer. Passionate about music, sports, human rights and adventure, her need for new challenges brought her to Siem Reap where she will be
part of the XLability team for the next 6 months.
Vincent is a French student from École Centrale Lyon engineering school. He is in his gap year and has decided to dedicate this free lecture year to going to Southeast Asia and helping populations there.
Passionate about sports from a young age, he really believes that sports is a real conveyor of integration. Skilled in project management, being part of the XLability project was the perfect fit with all his expectations.
Research and Grants Manager
Justin, stimulated by his research on Cambodia's urban development in college, joined Soulcial Trust in hopes of raising awareness of the embedded social inequality in the community. With a background in social anthropology and international development, he has experience in conducting ethnographic research. Seeking to gain more experience and knowledge in the field of international development has led him to be part of the team and to achieve something meaningful.