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/

 

 

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/

 

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/