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.

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:





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