This time of year always brings much reflection, thoughts of resolutions and reprioritizing – both personal and professional. These worlds aligned recently when I visited a Cambodian school supported by Room to Read, a San Francisco-based non-profit committed to changing the world through children’s education.

What I experienced in Siem Reap changed my life. The Cambodian girls’ bright smiles and intelligent eyes made me think of my own daughter, and I felt moved to do whatever I could to help every one achieve her potential.

I truly believe, now more than ever, that there is nothing more radiant than a beautiful mind. That is why, starting today, each full-size skin care purchase from TATCHA will provide one day of school and support to an incredible girl enrolled in Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program. A label reading “Beautiful Faces, Beautiful Futures” will be affixed to our packaging as a reminder of our mission: to provide one day of schooling to girls across Asia and Africa for each full-sized product sold.

This money will be used to provide personalized academic support, life skills training, mentorship, and family and community engagement to girls so that they can succeed in secondary school and beyond.

With your support, these girls will have a tremendous opportunity to brighten their futures and better their communities. Studies show that when a girl completes secondary school, she becomes a catalyst for a positive ripple effect.

With every generation of educated women, literacy rates rise, wages increase and more children are educated. This simple but powerful cycle gains momentum with every girl who completes school.

I am honored to be embarking on the newest part of this journey with you, and I look forward to sharing more in the months ahead.

Always,

Vicky

Victoria Tsai
Chief Treasure Hunter

published December 2013

Room to Read, Living
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Photo 1: Making arm hearts with beautiful students in Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Photograph by Anne Holmes.

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