Archive | February 2018

Join with Save the Children to help save South Sudanese children fleeing violence and abuse

 

What’s happening?

In recent weeks, fighting has swept across South Sudan. Just one year after a peace agreement put an end to the civil war, the country is on the brink once more. In the chaos of conflict, families are being torn apart – and children are facing hunger, violence and abuse. Save the Children is on the ground and, with your support, they can continue to reach vulnerable children and their families who need them most.

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children is one of Australia’s largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. They work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services. With more than 90 years working with children, they are at the forefront of saving children’s lives when disasters strike and create lasting change for children and their families through our long-term development programs. They have programs in 31 countries, including Australia, where they work in every state and the Northern Territory. With the generosity of more than 120,000 Australians, they support millions of the hardest-to-reach and most vulnerable children and young people around the world.

How you can help

You can help;

  • Reunite children with their parents. With their partners, Save the Children have helped 4,000 children find their families since fighting first broke out in 2013. But there are 8,000 children who still need their help.
  • Provide treatment to children suffering from life-threatening hunger, and stock health centres with urgently-needed medical supplies.
  • Give urgently-needed emotional support to children who have come face-to-face with the brutality of conflict.

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/south-sudan

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 Unicef to help them be there for children, wherever the need is greatest

 

What’s happening?

For the world’s most vulnerable children, Unicef’s presence on the ground is much more than just life-saving deliveries. In their greatest times of need, Unicef is an encouraging message of hope from supporters all around the world that children have not been forgotten, and a daily reminder that they have every right to survive and thrive, regardless of whatever situation they may be in.

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.

Unicef provides millions of children in need with life-saving vaccines, mosquito nets, and nutrition support; safe drinking water and basic sanitation; education; and protection from exploitation and abuse. They depend on donations from us as they are wholly funded by voluntary contributions.

How you can help

Join with Unicef and donate today to where the need is greatest, and help Unicef to be prepared to act in any situation to give every child an equal chance to survive and thrive.

https://www.unicef.org.au/appeals/where-the-need-is-greatest#donateform

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 to help provide education for every girl

 

What’s happening?

For boys and girls currently returning to school in Australia for 2018, school means a chance to learn, to make friends and prepare for their future. Education is every child’s right, yet 37 million girls around the world are missing out on primary school.

The chance to learn is particularly vital for girls who have spent their young lives caught in horrific crises, living through natural disasters or caught in poverty. School is a safe place where girls can learn, play, heal psychological wounds, access medical help and regain hope for a better future.

Every day, Nyayang from South Sudan, aged ten, walks to an empty classroom in South Sudan with no chairs, no tables and nothing to write on.

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

In South Sudan, Unicef launched its Education in Emergency program. Located near camps for the displaced, Unicef-supported schools provide safe spaces and educational opportunities for children in crisis. From refugee camps and warzones to countries torn apart by natural disasters, girls are going to extraordinary lengths to learn despite the danger they risk.

These girls don’t want to give up but they urgently need our help. Something as vital as an emergency tent or as simple as an exercise book can help get girls back to school and learning.
Unicef is working to get every girl into school and learning.

Join with Unicef now and help provide education for every girl;

https://www.unicef.org.au/appeals/education-for-every-girl#donateform

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 call for the release of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi and the protection of children from detention in Palestine

 

What’s happening?

On 15 December, Ahed Tamimi and her family were protesting against Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  In a horrifying turn of events, Ahed’s 14-year-old cousin, Mohammed, was shot in the head at close range by an Israeli soldier. He required intensive surgery, where part of his skull was removed, in order to dislodge the rubber bullet.

Later that day, Ahed also came face to face with Israeli soldiers, when they entered the yard of her family’s house. A video, which has since gone viral, shows the unarmed teenage girl slapping, shoving and kicking two armed Israeli soldiers who are wearing protective gear. It was clear she posed no actual threat to them – as they lightly swatted her advances away.

On 19 December, Ahed’s home was raided by Israeli soldiers during the night. She was arrested – and now faces charges of aggravated assault, obstructing the work of soldiers, and incitement. She could face up to 10 years in prison – a punishment which is blatantly disproportionate.

Amnesty International’s efforts

Amnesty International are putting together a petition to put global pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to release Ahed Tamimi. The petition calls on him to;

  • Release, without any delay, 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi
  • Ensure that Palestinian children are not subjected to detention or imprisonment except in cases where it is demonstrably necessary and proportionate as a last resort for the shortest appropriate period of time.

 How you can help

There is nothing Ahed Tamimi has done that can justify the continuing detention of a 16-year-old child. She is one of approximately 350 Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons and detention centres.

Join with Amnesty International and sign the petition;

https://www.amnesty.org/en/get-involved/take-action/release-16-year-old-palestinian-activist-ahed-tamimi/

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/