Working to build community centres, orphanages and bring educational opportunities to children in remote Balinese villages, Wheelton was struck by the gender divide. Families sent their boys to the programs Wheelton and his wife Angela had established, while their sisters worked in the fields.
“It’s one of those things you don’t go out looking for, you just discover on your journey,” he says.
That journey has led him to become the first Australian man to join Women Moving Millions with a pledge of US$1 million to organisations or initiatives that benefit women and girls.
Wheelton is now one of a community of more than 250 donors (and one of just a handful of men) in 14 countries who have donated more than US$500 million over the past decade to the quest for gender equality.
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