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;

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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