GBA Blogger, Sally Davies
In this sometimes-crazy world that we live in, I found a place of peace this week in chatting with Rachael Cox, Founder and CEO of:
Mobile application: ‘Child of the Week’
On-line radio station: ‘Radio Bambini’
Rachael’s ‘more than a decade-long dream’ was to provide a better environment for children to live and learn. Fast-forward many years and after finding herself in an expat environment she now had the platform to make that into a reality.
‘Child of the Week’ is an app designed to create peace and harmony in the home by helping to eliminate sibling rivalry. Taking turns as the leader, children can learn to honour other people’s choices and gain a sense of responsibility. The system includes perks and chores!
‘Radio Bambini’ is an audio-only, on-line computer site. It encourages the newer generation to listen and use their imagination. It is a great alternative to television and iPads! Creating a predictable routine for children and their carers through a 7-segment format that can be used throughout the whole day.
Surrounding herself with other talented and passionate people has been key. There is an incredible team that make-up the Bambini family many of whom Rachael has known and admired for years.
Launching and operating a business in a foreign country can be a daunting experience but according to the many people I have interviewed it seems that the Singaporean government has made the process of foreigners working and opening business an easier process than most. Offering grants and making the process clear whilst imposing a more favorable tax regime has certainly helped Rachael.
Moving to Asia opened up a whole new world for Rachael. Through her travels she discovered Cambodia and has fallen in love with the country and the plights of their people. Her business now helps to support 4 charities that provide assistance to women and children in countries including Cambodia and Australia.
– The Hunger Project Australia
– Cambodian Children’s Fund https://www.cambodianchildrensfund.org
– Tabitha Foundation
- Children’s Ground
Rachael walks the talk! This is a mother of four beautiful children who is passionate, inspiring and willing to put fear aside to pursue her dreams.
It’s not easy to find genuine warmth but Rachael oozes it. She left me feeling brighter.
Do yourself a favor, download the app, tune into Radio Bambini.
This world needs more people like Rachael Cox; her grandmother would be proud.