Archive | January 2018

Join with Save the Children to give Syrian children an education and a future

 

What’s happening?

In Syria, schools are one of the most dangerous places to be. Throughout the war, schools have been deliberately targeted – buildings bombed, teachers killed. Just trying to get an education puts children’s lives in danger. But education is a powerful thing in an emergency – and children who have fled violence urgently need your support to make sure they get it. Amid the chaos and fear, education gives hope and can help children overcome the horrors they’ve seen.

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children is calling for a change in approach. An approach that trusts Aboriginal people to deal with Aboriginal business, one that includes genuine collaboration and partnership, empowers communities and involves long-term all of government support across the country. We must secure access to quality universal and targeted services necessary for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to thrive.

How you can help

You can help children caught in conflict continue to learn. After the war, when the bombs have stopped falling, and the guns have stopped firing, that will be when Syrian children have the greatest need for their education and their future.

Just $66 can provide teacher’s kits so they have the resources they need to run lessons for 11 children, even in a temporary learning space.

Support Syrian children’s education today;

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/back-to-school

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 support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

 

What’s happening?

A report released by the ‘Family Matters’ campaign shows a shocking trend whereby Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are now nearly ten times as likely to be removed from their family as non-Indigenous children – a disparity which continues to grow. This is despite some increased focus and attention from various governments. The disproportionate representation of these children, and the failure to adequately provide for their wellbeing and ensure fulfilment of their rights, are characteristics common to all states and territories across Australia.

Professor Muriel Bamblett, one of Australia’s leading experts on Aboriginal child welfare, says there is a distinct lack of early intervention for families in need of support.

“The issue is clearly related to poverty and the level of disadvantage that Aboriginal communities experience. The stats tell us that 88% of children in care in Victoria, for example, are there because of family violence, drugs and alcohol, mental health etc. But have we got an effective approach to these issues that stem from poverty and neglect? No.” – Professor Muriel Bamblett

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children is calling for a change in approach. An approach that trusts Aboriginal people to deal with Aboriginal business, one that includes genuine collaboration and partnership, empowers communities and involves long-term all of government support across the country. We must secure access to quality universal and targeted services necessary for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to thrive.

How you can help

Join with Save the Children and make the ‘Family Matters’ pledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children;

https://act.savethechildren.net/savechildrenaus/family-matters/family-matters-pledge/en/

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 Act for Peace to help support Rohingya families and children in crisis

 

What’s happening?

Rohingya families urgently need our help. More than 600,000 Rohingya people have fled violence in Myanmar and are living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh. Family homes have been torched to the ground. People are being killed as they flee for safety. Children’s educations have come to a halt. Those who have made it to Bangladesh are struggling to survive in extremely poor conditions, lacking access to even the most basic necessities.

Act for Peace’s efforts

Act for Peace works to confront injustice and create positive, sustainable change in communities around the world threatened by conflict and natural disaster. The work in partnership with local people on the ground, and respond rapidly to emergency situations, protecting and saving lives when disaster strikes. Our support is also helping vulnerable communities across the world through long-term development projects, giving people the skills and knowledge they need to support and protect themselves.

How you can help

With the number of people seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh continuing to rise, our support is needed more than ever. We can help provide emergency shelter, food, medication and medical care for families who desperately need it.

Join with Act for Peace and help these Rohingya families today;

https://www.actforpeace.org.au/rohingya?s=EM-CON-1709-WEB44

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 Unicef and become a monthly global parent

 

What’s happening?

A child’s first 1,000 days is the most critical time for growth and development. You can make a lasting impact on a child’s life by becoming a Unicef Monthly Global Parent. Survival beyond the first 1,000 days is a struggle for many children around the world, and 16,000 children still die each day from preventable causes. You can help UNICEF turn a time of great vulnerability into one of great opportunity. Give a child a life, a chance, a choice. Become a UNICEF Global Parent and donate monthly to give children the best possible start to a long healthy life.

Unicef’s efforts

Unicef is the United Nations Children’s Fund, a leading global humanitarian and development agency that works to uphold the rights of every child. Established in 1946 in the aftermath of World War II, they now operate in more than 190 countries and territories. Their work aims to help all children — especially the most disadvantaged and marginalised— to lead safe, healthy lives and realise their full potential.

How you can help

Your contribution is targeted to where it is most needed;

  • Life-saving vaccines to protect children against polio, measles and tetanus: all common threats to children’s lives.
  • Clean water, soap and sanitation facilities to prevent deadly water-borne diseases & diarrhoea.
  • Nutritional support for nursing mothers, protecting new babies from life-threatening malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies.

Join with Unicef and become a Global Parent today;

https://www.unicef.org.au/donate/donate-monthly

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/