Join with Save the Children to help save children in the Syrian Crisis


What’s happening?

The situation for Syria’s children is critical. Amena* and her family were recently saved from the Mediterranean Sea, but Amena needed urgent medical care. (*name changed to protect identity) They’ve since found asylum in the Netherlands. Save the Children’s video follows Mutasem, the cultural mediator on board the Search and Rescue boat, as he revisits the family and reflects on his personal connection to the family’s journey.

Watch the video here:

Save the Children’s efforts

You have seen the horrific scenes from Idlib showing the violence Syrian children have been living through. They are hungry, thirsty and scared. Right now, hundreds of thousands of children and families in Syria are struggling to survive without food, medicine and clean water. Lives will be lost if we do not take urgent action.

Save the Children is on the ground in Syria and throughout the region. They are providing children and their families with life-saving assistance such as emergency care, shelters, protection, healthcare, clean water and warm clothes.

How you can help

Join with Save the Children to help stop Syrian children becoming a lost generation.

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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