Archive | May 2017

Join with Save the Children to support their Emergency Health Unit

 

What’s happening?

When disaster strikes, it is in the first few minutes, hours and days that help is most needed. It is at this time that children’s suffering is most intense and the most lives are lost. That’s why Save the Children has an Emergency Health Unit that responds to these disasters in these first critical stages.

What’s the Emergency Health Unit?

Save the Children’s Emergency Health Unit delivers emergency health care and medical assistance in a crisis setting. They are comprised of a world class team of nurses and doctors, fully equipped and ready to treat life-threatening illnesses and injuries. In fact, their teams are already positioned in emergency hot-spots around the world and their equipment includes mobile clinics, life-saving medicine and nutritional supplements.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help Save the Children and their Emergency Health Unit. You can contact Save the Children if you are a medic, paramedic, an engineer or a logistician or if you would like to support them in another way. You can also donate to help their teams on the ground save lives in an emergency.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/our-work/current-emergencies/emergency-health-unit

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

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Join with Save the Children to protect the children of sex workers and children affected by HIV and aids

What’s happening?

The children of Bangladeshi sex workers have hard childhoods. Discrimination, poverty and violence feature predominately in their lives, and illness and death rates are high. Many lose their parents to HIV and AIDS, subjecting them to trauma, malnutrition and limited education opportunities. This experience also makes them even more vulnerable to sex trafficking, homelessness and HIV and AIDS.

Save the Children’s efforts

All children deserve to live free from exploitation and abuse. Save the Children work in partnership with the Bangladesh and Australian Governments to deliver a life-changing program to protect the children of sex workers and children affected by HIV and AIDS.

They provide training on child rights for children, parents, teachers, and government to improve the health of the most vulnerable children, and protect them from abuse. Save the Children are helping to build community-based child protection activities and they are establishing child protection committees in local communities, holding community meetings and information sessions, and creating child-friendly spaces and youth groups to give vulnerable children a space to play and learn. They are also creating peer groups for sex workers to learn from each other about protecting their children.

Join with Save the Children in their efforts to help these children in crisis.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/our-work/the-issues/children-in-crisis

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

 

Join with Amnesty International to demand proper housing for families in Nepal

 

What’s happening

In 2015, Nepal was devastated by two massive earthquakes. The earthquakes fully destroyed just over 600,000 houses and partially destroyed more than 250,000. Hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors, including families with young children, are still living in temporary shelters made primarily of tarpaulin and zinc sheets.

In 2016, the Nepal government launched a program that gave out cash grants to help people build earthquake-resistant homes. But some of the worst affected include poor people who do not own land, and so they don’t qualify for assistance from the government to reconstruct their houses.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International has put together a campaign to send to the Prime Minister of Nepal to demand adequate proper housing for the landless people in Nepal whose homes were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal.

“Up to 25% of Nepal’s population is estimated to be landless or near-landless. Women, Indigenous communities, Dalits and other caste-based and ethnic minorities are disproportionally affected. For these people, the only way to get a cash grant for rebuilding their homes is to get permission from landowners, or validation by government officials and neighbours that their house once existed and was destroyed.” – Amnesty International

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/demand-housing-for-nepal-landless-people-homes-destroyed-in-earthquakes/

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

Join with Save the Children to save newborn children

 

What’s happening?

Newborn babies are dying in remote communities because there’s nobody to help if things go wrong. The first 24 hours of a child’s life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying each year on their first and only day of life, according to new research published by Save the Children. The report shows that one half of first day deaths around the world could be prevented if the mother and baby had access to free health care and a skilled midwife.

“The first day of a child’s life is the most dangerous, and too many mothers give birth alone on the floor of their home or in the bush without any life-saving help. We hear horror stories of mothers walking for hours during labour to find trained help, all too often ending in tragedy. It’s criminal that many of these deaths could be averted simply if there was someone on hand to make sure the birth took place safely and who knew what to do in a crisis.” – Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children

How can you help?

Women in remote communities around the world need support and advice from trained midwives, access to life-saving equipment, and a place to stay at health centres before and after they give birth. With your support, mothers can keep their babies safe from harm.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/savenewborns

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/