Between Two Worlds -
Between Two Worlds -

Between Two Worlds

By Emma Outteridge

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A remarkable true story of adventure and altruism. Emma Outteridge was born into the America's Cup world and spent her twenties running Louis Vuitton's international sailing hospitality programme. While rubbing shoulders with celebrity athletes and billionaire sponsors had its charms, over time Emma craved something more. In 2009, aged 25, she moved to St Paul KAASO, a primary school for orphans in Uganda, naively intent on giving back and 'saving the world'. However, this is not a story of scraping the surface on a token voluntourism jaunt, but of a lifelong love affair. While at KAASO, Emma was asked by a young student, Henry, whether she might sponsor the rest of his education. Initially hesitant to make such a commitment, she would go on not only to sponsor Henry, but also to found the Kiwi Sponsorships programme, funding the secondary education of more than 70 children in Uganda. Spanning a decade, Between Two Worlds chronicles Emma's journey from wide-eyed volunteer to someone whose life is deeply rooted within her Ugandan village community. She finds a way to marry her two worlds, building a bridge between the international sailing community and a rural East African village. Poignant and compelling, Between Two Worlds is a story of transformation and hope against all odds that will stay with you long after the final page. A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to KAASO.

Product code: 9781988547800

ISBN 9781988547800
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) h234mm x w153mm
On Sale Date 25/05/2021
No. Of Pages 344
Publisher Allen & Unwin
A remarkable true story of adventure and altruism. Emma Outteridge was born into the America's Cup world and spent her twenties running Louis Vuitton's international sailing hospitality programme. While rubbing shoulders with celebrity athletes and billionaire sponsors had its charms, over time Emma craved something more. In 2009, aged 25, she moved to St Paul KAASO, a primary school for orphans in Uganda, naively intent on giving back and 'saving the world'. However, this is not a story of scraping the surface on a token voluntourism jaunt, but of a lifelong love affair. While at KAASO, Emma was asked by a young student, Henry, whether she might sponsor the rest of his education. Initially hesitant to make such a commitment, she would go on not only to sponsor Henry, but also to found the Kiwi Sponsorships programme, funding the secondary education of more than 70 children in Uganda. Spanning a decade, Between Two Worlds chronicles Emma's journey from wide-eyed volunteer to someone whose life is deeply rooted within her Ugandan village community. She finds a way to marry her two worlds, building a bridge between the international sailing community and a rural East African village. Poignant and compelling, Between Two Worlds is a story of transformation and hope against all odds that will stay with you long after the final page. A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to KAASO.

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Sue - Paper Plus Masterton - June 2021

New Zealander Emma Outteridge (nee Blackman) is now based in Auckland but after an overseas expedition to Uganda in 2009, she tried to reconcile the disproportionate life standards. “In 2009, aged 25, she moved to St Paul KAASO, a primary school for orphans in Uganda, naively intent on giving back and ‘saving the world’. However, this is not a story of scraping the surface on a token volunteerism jaunt, but of the beginning of a lifelong commitment.” Given the opportunity to sponsor a child’s education, this was a challenge to commit to something deeper and in accepting the call to action, Emma has developed an ongoing commitment to the region. She has developed the Kiwi Sponsorships programme that has, this far, given funding to educate seventy children in Uganda. She remains deeply committed to the village development and has found the way to bridge the two nations. Her personal life and work now here in Auckland within the sailing fraternity has enabled ongoing work, funding of personal projects and the realisation that these long-term plans outweigh the short term voluntary ventures. This is her story and cannot be dismissed as an idealistic philanthropist – she conveys so much more and it’s a story worthy of reading across a wide age range. Inspire the younger ones and see there is a huge world out there in need of these partnerships, planning and action.