Established in 2017, a group of volunteers liked the idea of travelling to emerging communities where they could explore giving back in a different context.
Our first trip took us to Mannar, in Sri Lanka, where we visited a part of the world seen by few foreigners. Partnering with a local NGO, we considered how we might best contribute to the community before volunteering from home with the knowledge that our skills, time and effort would make a difference.
New adventures to Cambodia, Mongolia and Nepal followed. Reflecting on the experience we decided to formally establish and invite others to experience what we had. In 2021, the Mad Cow Project was incorporated as a not-for-profit organisation and registered as an Australian charity.