Georgie Langhans-Shombe graduated with a degree in Community Welfare and International Development from University of Western Sydney, Australia. She has been a board member with Happy Villages for over 8 years. Georgie trained as a community health worker with the Kenyan Ministry of Health and worked alongside the Happy Villages Health department to help deliver safe and healthy living practices to the community. Georgie has volunteered with Happy Villages for many years and really values the contribution and positive energy that volunteers bring to the community and the organization, which lead her to co-develop the volunteer program for Happy Villages.
Georgie believes that community involvement and community contribution is the key to successful long term sustainability. Supporting the community to find their strengths and build their weaknesses is so important in development. Education is paramount and encouraging skill utilization is the key to growth.
As well as being an executive board member for Happy Villages, Georgie has been in the hair industry for over 17 years and is now an international artist for L’Oreal.
Her belief system is guided by education, self-belief, team work, positive reinforcement and always showing kindness and love to others.