In 2008, Andy embarked on a trip around Asia where he came across SCAO, an encounter that led him to build The SCOOP Foundation. Andy’s passion was driven by a vision to develop model schools for children who lack basic opportunities and freedoms. He works towards creating a network of altruism and positive fundraising. Through the use of technology he endeavours to create educational systems for the world’s poorest communities.
The connection to SCOOP Ireland started after Lisa volunteered at SCAO in 2012. Lisa and Andy saw potential for an Australian branch of SCOOP and together, with the help of Jodi and board members from Ireland and Australia, they have created a global NGO all working together on a shared vision.