Melita and Rory Hunter founded the Song Saa Foundation (SSF) - a philanthropic organization in 2006. Based out of Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago, SSF works towards driving sustainable change by assisting people and environment while simultaneously increasing the presence of the Song Saa Private Island. The Torch-Light Framework is used to address the business strategy of the Foundation.
This framework provides a holistic lens to measure the sustainability of the organization’s operations and determine its impact on the success of the Foundation. In particular, the Torch Light Framework analyzes the stakeholder relationships, key activities, and resources of the SSF. The framework further examines how philanthropy can implement impactful strategies to maximize its presence in the archipelago while multiplying capital return for the Song Saa Private Island (SSPI).
The SSF has delivered change to the Koh Rong Archipelago in the form of numerous established campaigns in their operations:
- Ocean Stewardship Program: a marine conservation program that maps the environment, surveys biodiversity, and more to optimize future conservation.
- Artificial Coral Reef Project: human-made coral reefs to increase environmental health
- Coastal & Marine Cleanups/Solid Waste Management: a program to clean up trash from ocean/coastal environments and establishment of infrastructure to process waste.
- Boat of Hope: Educational program to provide children with materials and curriculum to bolster their development. Boat of Hope provides healthcare, hygiene, and workshops.