KwaYa is a charity founded and based on the Gold Coast Australia.We are 100% volunteer run and guarantee 100% of every dollar goes towards the project for which it was raised.We raise funds for vulnerable children in Africa by running cultural exchange tours for Australians in Uganda and Africans in Australia.More than 1000 volunteers across Australia make up the backbone of KwaYa Australia. Ordinary but extraordinary human beings take time out of their busy lives to keep the dream alive enabling us to continue to support the education and mentorship of countless children and young adults in Africa.
Who we areThe Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation (formerly Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Australia) was established by Dr. Catherine Hamlin to raise funds and awareness for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. Our goal is to eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia, one of the most horrendous childbirth injuries imaginable, through surgical treatment, rehabilitation and prevention programs.
Founded 61 years ago by pioneering Australian surgeons, Drs. Catherine and Reg Hamlin, Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia has treated over 60,000 women, repairing their fistula injuries and restoring their lives and dignity.
The Hamlin Model of Care is entirely unique and patient-centred, committed to giving women back their lives and dignity through complete and compassionate care.
Today, Hamlin comprises six fistula hospitals across Ethiopia, the Hamlin College of Midwives, 80 Hamlin-supported rural midwifery clinics and Desta Mender, Hamlin's rehabilitation and reintegration centre.
The Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation has one purpose and one purpose only - to eradicate fistula. Forever.
What we doIn Ethiopia, 80% of the population lives in rural remote areas with little or no access to quality healthcare. An estimated 39,000 women are suffering from an obstetric fistula and there are approximately 1,800 new cases every year. It is caused by a prolonged, obstructed labour and lack of quality maternal healthcare. The woman almost always loses her baby and is left incontinent, often ostracized by her family and community and condemned to a life of shame and isolation.
With support from the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation, these women's lives and dignity can be restored through:
Treatment - For most women, a single life-changing operation carried out by a Hamlin surgeon can repair their fistula injury.
Rehabilitation - Hamlin's rehabilitation program helps recovering fistula sufferers to reclaim their lives. During their stay at Desta Mender, women receive physical and emotional rehabilitation while accessing ongoing medical care for their injuries. They also receive a basic education, life skills and vocational training, empowering them to be productive members of their communities when they return home.
Prevention - The Hamlin College of Midwives recruits students from rural areas, puts them through a rigorous 4-year degree in Midwifery then deploys them back to Hamlin-supported midwifery clinics in their rural villages, where their new skills are much needed.
The more fistulas we treat and the more midwives we train, the closer we become to realising Dr. Hamlin's dream of eradicating fistula. Forever.
Habitat for humanity is a global non-profit organisation working in local communities across 70 countries. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 22 million people obtain safe decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.
In Australia we partner with low income families in Vic, SA, NSW and QLD. We provide them with affordable, safe and adequate housing. We build on average 10 homes per year nationally and repair and restore crisis accommodation for vulnerable groups including women escaping domestic violence.
Our volunteer program allows individuals and community employees to participate in the building, restoring and repairing of these homes and accommodations.
Beyond is a justice festival.
We believe that our world can be a better, more loving, more inclusive place where all have the opportunity to grow and flourish.
We believe we need to celebrate what binds us together: so Beyond is a genuine community that embraces a mixture of genders, ages, cultures and traditions.
We are committed to being people of justice and working for justice in Australia - Indigenous Justice, Gender Equality, Employment Justice, Housing Justice, Climate and Refugee Justice are just a few of the areas that we engage.
We work alongside some of our nation's most influential artists and thinkers: Katie Noonan, Archie Roach, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Tim Costello, Prof. Gillian Triggs, Shane Howard, Lior and many, many more to inspire us to greater involvement in our country's future.
Beyond Festival is a place of creativity, celebration, education and empowerment across the generations - because real change comes when regular people start living it out.
Friends Of Rambutso (FOR) is an Australian not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the remote island communities of Rambutso (Rambutyo) in Papua New Guinea through community based health, education and conservation programmes. We operate at a grassroots level to help the people of Rambutso in PNG achieve self-sufficiency and a sustainable future.
Anglican Aid's mission is to "To excel in the provision of Christian aid to vulnerable communities throughout the world by breaking cycles of poverty, abuse, exploitation and neglect."We support activities supporting vulnerable children in Pakistan who are enslaved on brick kilns with their parents, vulnerable women fleeing ritual violence in India and sexual slavery in South Africa, children who requiring education in Tanzania, Zambia and Lebanon, children locked out of society because of a physical or intellectual disability in Thailand, South Africa, India, Tanzania and China and communities lacking access to safe water supplies in Jordan, Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and other countries. In addition we support communities during disasters such as earthquakes, floods, fires and drought.
We work through Christian partners and churches in 30 countries and most projects we support are small and work directly with local communities.
We fund anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and work with distribution partners to ensure they are used. We track and report on net use and malaria case data.
The equivalent of four 747s of children under 5 die from malaria every day.
100% of the funds we receive from the public buy nets and protect people in malarious areas when they sleep at night from the bite of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. These bites can cause severe illness, or worse.
To donate directly: www.againstmalaria.com/donate.aspx
ChildFund Australia is an independent and non-religious international development organisation that works to reduce poverty for children in the developing world. We work in partnership with children and their communities to create lasting change by supporting long-term community development, responding to humanitarian emergencies and promoting children’s rights. We want every child to be able to say: “I am safe. I am educated. I am heard. I can make a difference. I have a future.”
ChildFund Australia implements programs with a range of local partners in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam, and manages projects delivered by partner organisations throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas. Our work is funded through child and community sponsorship, government grants as well as donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporate organisations.
ChildFund Australia is a member of the ChildFund Alliance – a global network of 11 organisations which assists more than 14 million children and families in 63 countries. ChildFund Australia is a registered charity and is fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which manages the Australian Government’s overseas aid program.
CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that works around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty. We know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
We put women and girls at the heart of our work. Their access to equal opportunities represents a powerful and effective opportunity to end extreme poverty. When one woman escapes poverty, she will bring four others with her.
We share with our supporters the desire for everyone to have a fair chance in life, an equal opportunity. Your donation can help end extreme poverty and give people the means to build a better future for themselves.
Your donation will help save lives. It will fight poverty and create a more equal world for everyone. It could send a girl to school, help a woman start a small business, help families recover when emergency strikes or help install village water systems.
CARE Australia's impact last year:
We assisted over 2.1 million people across 28 countries
We responded to 13 emergencies across 19 countries
968,000 people received humanitarian assistance
85 cents in every $1 spent went to our programs
94% of our staff are local to the country they work in
Watoto Child Care Ministries has cared for more than 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children since it was established in 1994, with over 3,000 currently receiving care. Some are former child soldiers and some were born to rebel leaders during the civil war. Many of these children have gone on to become lawyers, teachers, computer scientists, journalists, farmers and doctors. As a result of the care and education they have received, they are now impacting society in a positive way.
Join us on our mission to eradicate global poverty by supporting local people to solve their own problems, their own way.
We connect everyday Australians with grassroots projects around the world that address poverty. All projects are designed and delivered by local people to ensure culturally appropriate, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
Your donation goes a long way to changing the life of another person, family or community around the world. Thank you for your contribution to making our world a more equal and just place to be!
Keystone Community Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation comprised of a small multi-disciplinary team based in Perth, Western Australia.
Our mission is to assist community groups by developing projects that deliver positive social outcomes.
We are currently working with the Golden Avatar Trust by raising funds to design and construct the school they need in the town of Nabadwip, West Bengal, India.
Our vision is a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, decent toilets and hygiene.
Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Our values define our culture and unite us across the many countries in which we work. They are at the very heart of WaterAid - who we are, what we do and how we do it.
We work with local partners to help communities access clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. And we use our experience and research to influence decision-makers to do more to provide these vital services.
We only use practical technologies and make sure the right skills exist locally so that households, communities and service providers can keep services working long into the future.
By working with local partners we’re able to deliver lasting change. By investing locally, we know that they can continue the good work even after we’re gone.
KindNecessities is a charity working to better the lives of women and girls locally and across the globe. In all aspects of our organisation - our aid, educational services and campaign, we need your help and support to achieve our goal - to normalise the discussion surrounding female hygiene. Your kind donation towards the production and distribution of the female hygiene packs for the refugee women will better not just one life, but thousands.
One person in three in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that world by mobilising the power of people against poverty.
Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
Pal Buddhist School is a non-profit high school that aims at enhancing the level of modern education through integrating the mental and physical elements of life. To achieve a clearer and greater balance of the mind, students practice the art of meditation and martial arts every week. This clearer state of mind aims to allow students to study more effectively, as well as, assisting them to face a challenging problem from a different angle.
RoundTrip is an international development organisation based in Australia. We believe that travel can play a key role in fighting poverty, as well as acting as a bridge between peoples and cultures to help celebrate diversity.
We believe travellers should respect other ways of living, care for the environment, engage with local peoples and spend money in ways that benefit the local community.
RoundTrip has two major areas of operation. Firstly, we actively nurture the growth of responsible travel via an online resource, which features a host of articles from some of the world’s best travel writers. It covers a diverse range of issues from endangered wildlife to gender inequality.
Secondly, we establish and support grassroot programs in Africa and Asia that deliver sustainable development. We create the opportunity for travellers and tourists to make a real difference by giving back either through donations or volunteering their time.
Opportunity International Australia gives families in developing countries the tools they need to work their way out of poverty so they can live safe, healthy lives, send their children to school and create a new future for generations to come. As well as helping us provide small loans to enable families to grow their own businesses, your support also enables us to improve families’ access to life-changing education and healthcare while strengthening whole communities to reduce the risks of human trafficking and domestic violence.
To break the cycle of poverty by building sustainable, productive and profitable communities beginning with quality education.
School for Life is a not-for-profit organisation focused on making a transformational difference to the communities of emerging countries starting with Uganda through providing access to a quality education. We build educated, sustainable, productive and profitable communities starting in Katuuso, which focuses on children and adults who have been denied an education.
Our mission is to provide quality education in emerging countries like Uganda that creates sustainable, productive and profitable communities that don’t need to rely on hand outs.
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is the world's leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid. We provide urgent medical care in over 60 countries in conflict settings, natural disasters and emergencies.
Your support helps us reach people who need emergency healthcare most, regardless of race, religion or political affiliation.
Every day more than 24,000 Médecins Sans Frontières field staff provide assistance to people caught in crises around the world. Médecins Sans Frontières field staff includes doctors, nurses, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, logistics and water and sanitation experts.
In 1999 Médecins Sans Frontières was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
To learn more please visit www.msf.org.au
The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation, focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health. The Foundation is inspired by the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. Fred was a world-renowned eye surgeon and an activist for social justice who championed the right of all people to have access to high quality and affordable eye care.
The Foundation now works in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific. Established in 1992, The Foundation has restored sight to well over two million people worldwide.
Our core activities include:
We make a difference by:
An independently assessed report by PwC states that for every $1 spent on restoring sight, the economic benefit is four-fold.
Workplace giving donations can be used to support our international programs in places such as Kenya where every dollar invested will have a $3.56 economic benefit.
Our mission is to generate the public and political will to end global poverty.
Our advocacy efforts are focused on areas which are underfunded, cost effective and have high-impact that make a real difference.
Our grassroots advocates tackle a pressing poverty issue each month. We educate ourselves about the issue and then create real change by taking action.
Our actions are strategic and can include writing a letter to or meeting with an MP or Senator on the issue to encourage them to take action.
Over more than 25 years our grassroots members have achieved amazing results for the world’s most disadvantaged people. In the last decade alone our efforts have helped direct hundreds of millions of lifesaving dollars towards effective health, education and microfinance programs worldwide.
UNICEF is the United Nations Children's Fund. It works in 190 countries and territories with a focus on improving the lives of the most disadvantaged and excluded children.
Established in 1966, the Australian National Committee for UNICEF works for the survival, protection and development of children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy, education and international development programs. We work with government and advocate bodies to defend children's rights and support interntional development programs.
UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses , foundations and governments
Action on Poverty helps marginalised communities across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific break the cycle of entrenched poverty and transform their lives forever.
From teaching families in Malawi how to grow nutritious foods, to helping Cambodian women start their own micro-enterprises - we target people with their own vision for change and help them make a difference that really lasts.
We are a secular, independent NGO that is fully accredited with the Australian Government, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).
Somos21 is a social business inspiring action and collaborative engagement among young Australian and Latin American professionals to deliver positive personal, professional and social impact.We are committed to unleashing human potential across Australia and Latin America through constructive, impact focused events and initiatives, and welcome all passionate, qualified young professionals with a background or interest in Latin America to join us and discover new opportunities to collaborate, engage, and develop.
Since its beginning in 1995, Vietnam Foundation has been funding and delivering a whole range of development and relief projects to remote and disadvantaged communities in Vietnam. We do not just fund projects but also act as a catalyst for change, helping to empower local groups and communities by galvanising local participation and resources.
Based on the principles of Partnering, Empowering, and Sustainability, Vietnam Foundation’s innovative funding strategy has been delivering the following on-going and highly cost-effective Development and Relief Programs.
Our mission is to help and empower the poor and disadvantaged people and communities in remote areas in rural Vietnam to break out of the cycle of poverty.
We work collaboratively with our local partners to deliver a range of well targeted development and aid programs in a cost-effective, empowering and sustainable way.
Habitat for Humanity's vision is a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a path out of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 22 million people obtain safe and decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.
Our goal is to provide quality education for Zambian school children who would not normally be able to attend school and promote long term self-sufficiency within the community.
Our Vision is to help alleviate poverty in Zambia, primarily through quality, Christian education, and community development activities.
Our Aims are to promote long-term self-sufficiency within the community by raising capable Christian leaders. We aim to provide quality, Christian education for Zambian school children who would not normally be able to attend school, as well as adult skills training and literacy classes for those within the same communities. We also aim to provide emergency assistance to those in need, in order to achieve long-term goals.
RedR Australia’s mission is to build resilience and provide humanitarian relief – before during and after crises and conflict.We provide emergency assistance to communities devastated by conflict or major natural disasters by selecting, training and deploying competent and committed personnel to humanitarian relief programs worldwide.
We also maintain a Standby Register of highly skilled personnel for United Nations agencies and other established frontline aid organisations to draw on for short-term emergency and disaster relief work.
RedR Australia are the only Standby Partner in the southern hemisphere and are internationally recognised as a provider of quality humanitarian training courses and packages. These courses help equip potential and experienced aid workers with the skills and knowledge to maximise their effectiveness in the field.
To provide development assistance and effective relief services for distressed groups; women, orphans, youth groups, and street children.
Aussieghana Relief was founded in 2010 when we Rae-Anne (Aussie) and Shanton (Ghana) moved to Ghana for a year. We wanted to do something to contribute to the plight of the most disadvantaged; the women and children.
Our projects have all been completely self-funded to date, as we wanted to be able to make a direct contribution and impact, from the heart.
In 2016 we began to embark on our most ambitious project yet – building the Aussieghana Relief Women’s Shelter. This will be the first Women’s Shelter in Ghana.
To provide a dependable source of support and relief for victims of domestic violence and broken homes in poverty ridden communities of West Africa.
To cater for the welfare of orphans, street children, especially the girl child and displaced youth groups in deprived and under-served communities of West Africa.
To support career growth and development initiatives for skilled/talented but needy youth groups in West African Communities.
To support distressed Women and Children in conflict ravaged communities of West Africa.
To support Community-Based Youth Volunteer groups with education and skill training programs for their future job security and career orientations.
Our Rainbow House is an Australian and Zambian Registered Charity with focus on a community near Lusaka, Zambia. Based in Emerald, Central Queensland, with friends throughout Australia and beyond, the Charity provides the opportunity for children to attend school and gives them improved life chances.A little of what a sponsored child enjoys at Our Rainbow House includes breakfast, lunch, school uniforms, books, health and pastoral care, all which are kindly provide through the love and generous sponsors of Our Rainbow House. The Charity employs a Project Co-ordinator, teachers, a cook and guards to enable their operations in Zambia. Regular volunteers to the school enable invaluable support to the Charity and ensure the accountability that every cent raised is directly spent to support the children.
We work towards a world where people live free of poverty with the opportunity and the ability to shape their own lives.We exist to relieve poverty in a tangible way and provide long-term solutions through the delivery of quality aid and development projects together with our partners around the world.Global Development Group, established in 2002, is a Brisbane-based, Australian-founded non-government overseas humanitarian development organisation. Our passion is to provide comprehensive quality management to help achieve development effectiveness, together with our partners, in our aid and development projects and activities around the world.
Australia for UNHCR raises funds to support the work of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Australia. Our purpose is to provide life-changing humanitarian support to refugees and other displaced and stateless people who come under the care and protection of the UN Refugee Agency.
At SeeBeyondBorders, we train Cambodian teachers so that they can provide children with a quality education. In a country still recovering from civil war, our investment in education is providing a simple and proven route out of poverty.
We are the only organisation in Cambodia that supports teachers to train their peers, and provide mentoring to sustainably develop teachers’ skills. This simple and effective approach has been recognized internationally by the UNESCO-Hamdan prize for outstanding contributions to improving teaching quality.
To ensure children can access the quality education they deserve, we also work in partnership with local communities to improve school facilities, and to encourage children to come to school and value education. So far we have trained 523 teachers across 199 schools to educate some 27,000 children and help them to achieve their potential in school.
Effective Altruism Australia exists to help your resources go further in helping others. Finding effective charities can be the difference between transforming lives and accomplishing nothing. We use research from multiple leading charity evaluators to rigorously assess the impact that a donation can have. All of our partner charities have been thoroughly and independently investigated, and are supported by swathes of supporting academic literature.
Our partner charities are Schistosomiasis Control Initiative and Deworm the World which operate high impact deworming programs for school kids, and Give Directly, which give unconditional cash transfers to the poor to improve their livelihood.
BUILD A HOUSE WITH VOLUNTEER BUILDING CAMBODIA
Our simple, sturdy Khmer-style wooden houses provide shelter and security for Cambodian families living in need. Poor education, lack of skills and a shortage of job opportunities mean many rural Cambodians are still living in extreme poverty with inadequate shelter.
Our houses replace fragile structures that offer little protection from the elements. We've seen first-hand how improved living conditions change lives, through better sanitation, increased security, better sleeping arrangements and healthier living. Children in secure homes are less likely to get sick and more likely to attend school.
We work with volunteers from around the globe to build safe, dry housing for rural Cambodian families. Volunteers work under the guidance of our skilled building team to construct a house in one week.
Mission:We are a charitable organisation working to kickstart the lives of vulnerable children in Kenya through locally-led sustainable development.
Key Principles:Kickstart Kids International is an entirely volunteer run, not for profit, non-government development organisation. In everything that we do, our primary goal is empowerment – to provide support to local communities that will help them to help themselves. We achieve this in three ways:
The Hunger Project's approach is different - we see people living in hunger as the solution, not the problem. We shift the mindsets of women and men so they transform into leaders for the sustainable end of hunger. Then, through our programs such as education, microfinance, agriculture and health, we empower people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves.
OUR VISIONA world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
OUR MISSIONTo end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centred strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.
ENDING HUNDER BY 2030We know it’s possible for hunger to end, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all. In our experience, people who live in hunger are not the problem – they are the solution. We don’t see a billion mouths to feed, we see a billion human beings who are enterprising and resilient. The work, therefore, is to unlock their capacity, creativity and leadership so they can end their own hunger. That’s what we do.
The Hunger Project empowers women and men living in rural villages in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America to end their own hunger. We reach more than 16.1 million people who are transforming themselves, their families and their communities, and are bringing about the end of hunger.
At the age of 14, Ornella Byak left her life in Australia to visit her closest neighbor, East Timor. That trip changed her life forever. She questioned how her morning coffee could afford to educate a child for a month, yet many could not even afford that. She questioned the disparity of education and opportunity.
At the conclusion of this first visit, one of her Timorese peers approached her and said, "Don't forget about us." That day Ornella made a promise and commitment to the Timorese community – to never forget about them and do everything she could to create the same education opportunities she had growing up in Australia.
Six years on, with the generous support of Australian donors, she has assisted transformation of education systems in the community of Letefoho with threefold yearly growth and immense student success. In continuing this mission, Ornella founded BETTER in 2018, and recently the organisation was granted DGR status and became a registered charity with the ACNC.
Currently, BETTER is focusing their works in Cailaco, Maliana, as the children are over five years behind curriculum. Each year BETTER will build three classrooms and facilities to welcome a new year group and an additional 75 students. This will start with Kindergarten and grow to year 12.
Together, with the community BETTER are so excited to bring the opportunity of free, high-quality education as we empower BETTER futures through education.
BETTER are incredibly excited to change thousands of lives and futures.
This is just the start…
We strive for a just world for all children and equality for girls.
Put simply, we’re the charity for girls’ equality.
We tackle the root causes of poverty, support communities through crisis, campaign for gender equality, and help governments do what’s right for children and particularly for girls.
We are here to ignite the creativity, talent and ideas of girls in all their diversities. We are informed by evidence, and always learning.
We’ve been doing this for over 80 years, but we don’t do it alone. We bring people together to create change that lasts. Children, families, local communities, government, schools, businesses, and you.
We do what we do so babies can survive their first 1000 days, so children can learn in safe environments, so girls can live and work without discrimination, so young people can stand up for their rights, and so all children can break free from poverty. We view the children, families and local communities we work with as our partners and our equals.
We believe a better world is possible. An equal world; a world where all children can live happy and healthy lives, and where girls can take their rightful place as equals. This is the world you are helping us create.
A better now for her. A better future for everyone.
This is what we stand for. Will you join us?
The rights of children and young people are at the heart of everything we do. To read more about the measures we take to safeguard children, read our full child protection policy: https://www.plan.org.au/contact/child-protection-policy
The Coral Sea borders the Great Barrier Reef and the island archipelagos of Melanesia, and contains marine ecosystems of exceptionally high quality and biodiversity. This region accommodates the last great reservoir of ultra-diverse coral reefs in the world, however it currently has insufficient marine protected areas to achieve robust conservation outcomes. Our aim is to raise awareness of the ecological and social value of the Coral Sea and the Eastern Coral Triangle and take a proactive role in its sustainable management.Marine reserves support local fisheries and safeguard biodiversity, but in this region, they can only be successful if they are initiated, administered and supported by the local communities. The "Sea Women of Melanesia" program selects intelligent and determined young Melanesian women and trains them in conservation theory, scuba diving and marine biology survey techniques so they have the skills to communicate the need for marine reserves to their local communities and can identify areas suitable for marine protected areas on their own coral reefs.The Coral Sea Foundation supports the Sea Women trainees in this work and helps the landowners to research and register their marine protected areas and provides humanitarian assistance by way of clean water infrastructure, medical care and education support in order to promote the participation of the community in the marine reserve process. Our grassroots approach has a proven track record of success, and the broad skill-set within our team and our experience working in the remote islands of Melanesia gives us a unique capability to deliver cost-effective results in this area of exceptionally high conservation value.
Who We Are
Children First Foundation (CFF) is an Australian based charity. We facilitate life-changing, sometimes life-saving, surgery in Australia for disadvantaged children from developing countries.These children are unable to access the medical care that they need, as the complex, and often multiple surgical procedures required, are not possible in their own countries. CFF has enabled over 350 children, from 32 countries to receive the care and treatment they need.
Miracle sMile Program
CFF assists children with a wide range of congenital conditions or acquired injuries. Each case referred to us is carefully assessed to ensure that the condition is operable, and that suitable treatment isn’t available in their own country. Most of the children we assist are suffering from conditions that in Australia would have been treated immediately at birth or diagnosis, dealt with correctly at the time of injury or, due to better living conditions, simply never encountered at all. The inequalities in our world are never clearer than when hearing the stories of the children who pass through our doors.
Pre and post-surgery the children are cared for at our Miracle sMiles Retreat. The Retreat is supervised 24/7 by a team of volunteers and skilled staff, including nurses. Volunteer teachers provide educational activities to support the children’s learning during their stay. A range of physiotherapists and other allied health specialists donate their time to ensure that rehabilitation and recovery programs are carefully followed to maximise outcomes from the surgery. This unique model of community-based care provides a home-away-from-home for the children as they prepare for, and recover from, life-changing surgery.
Following surgery and rehabilitation, the children return to their homes and families healthier, happier and with renewed hope for their futures.
The direct outcomes of the Miracle sMiles Program range from saving a child’s life to increasing mobility and other physical functionality, removing disfigurements and reducing pain.
These surgical interventions also have a much broader impact on our children and their families than simply improving their health. They often remove some of the barriers faced in achieving long term economic independence such as access to education, work and social acceptance. The impacts are often much more wide reaching than the individual. For example, increasing a child’s independence may allow a mother to return to work, resulting in extra funds for the family ensuring that siblings can attend school. The support ripples out to improve the lives of the families and wider community of the children we assist.
Why support us
Any funding that we receive will ultimately allow more young people to access to the life-changing surgery they need.Despite incredible support from the medical sector there are many expenses that we still need to source funding for. Even where a child surgical care is sourced completely pro-bono, we still need to cover costs such as international and domestic travel expenses, food and supplies for children and carers, rehab and pre/post-surgical costs such as blood tests and x-rays etc.
It costs us approximately $81 per child, per day to run our program, as CFF is not eligible to receive government funding, we rely on the generosity of donors.
.... helping bring basic healthcare to more than 1000 people in 13 remote and disadvantaged communities in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the lowest life expectancies and highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
Some of the world's most treatable diseases, malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, are the most common causes of illness and death, particularly for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Very basic health services that can treat these conditions alone will save lives, yet no government or NGO services have previously reached these communities.
Set4Life Australia members have a personal connection with the village of Yiben and their local champion, Minkailu Bantama (Mallam). Already, with Mallam's management and guidance, and support from our members, this community has built a primary school that also services the surrounding villages.
Now, as a registered charity, Set4Life Aust is funding a health facility that will enable access to basic services under the national health system. A government standard building has been constructed, again through the efforts of Mallam, a qualified building contractor and almost every member of the community. Toilets, rainwater storage and solar power will complete the first stage of their Community Health Centre - an outpatient clinic that will prioritise maternal and child health. Future plans include extensions to the building and services for inpatients (Stage 2) and a birthing unit (Stage 3).
Set4Life Aust works directly with Mallam and local decision-makers to respond to the local needs. Our members and supporters volunteer their time and efforts and we have no overheads. Every donated dollar goes directly to our projects which are community owned and driven.
We are seeking dedicated sponsors and regular contributors to help us complete the Health Centre and provide ongoing support for health-related development initiated by the community. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia and even a small amount goes a long way.
The Sutherland Shire Sydney, had a great need for a Church for many years with some 7,000 Parishioners distanced from surrounding Parishes.
The inauguration of the Parish was by Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia at Sutherland Entertainment Centre where some 900 interested people met on Sunday the 19th of March 1995 under the guidance of His Eminence.
The Sutherland Shire was now an independent Parish. It was grateful to the Parish of the Resurrection of Christ, Kogarah for helping to service the area previously.
After Easter 1995 Services began in Gymea Technology High School Auditorium, Princes Highway, Gymea, once a month depending on the availability of a Priest. A 16 member Committee was established with Mr Stylianos Pambris as the President. This Committee took care of the initial coordination and early fund raising for the Parish to whom the Parish is very grateful.
On the 15th December, 1996 Father Constantine Varipatis was appointed as the Parish Priest by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos. He began the difficult but blessed task with his Presbytera Eleni of starting a new Parish. Services were now held every Sunday and even during weekdays where the school permitted. Services are bilingual. The High School Auditorium served as a Church for another 5 years. Credit has to go to those few dedicated faithful who would set up chairs, icons, alter, etc. every week so that Services could happen. The difficulties that the Parish faced in these early stages were like gold being purified in fire. They were a blessing!
Parish Committees – Men’s, Ladies and Youth were re-organized. They met on a monthly basis at a small hall at Sylvania Heights Primary School under the guidance of our Holy Archdiocese. Greek Schools were established under the Parish in 1997. Sunday Schools, Youth Groups, a Playgroup and a Seniors Group were established. A Children’s Choir was established and chants every Sunday. Religious Instruction in Public Schools and some High Schools was organized. Also hospital visits and Pastoral visits to the elderly in their homes began. Coffee was organized every Sunday after Church. Also the wheels of fundraising were in full swing with afternoon teas, raffles, an Annual Dance, and sweets and chocolates sold every week after Church. Many thanks go to our Ladies.
The landmark of the Parish was the purchase of 4,400 square meters of a prime parcel of land consisting of 5 houses on The Kingsway, Gymea by the end of 1998. One of the houses purchased was renovated and used for weekday services and an office. The architectural and building plans for a Church were set into motion by Architects John Horiatopoulos, Gregory Koutoulas and Engineers Peter Douroudis and Luke Tsougranis. For the latter we always said this would be done in memory of his late wife Rodoula. All of this was coordinated in a very mature and professional manner by Mr Harry Exikanas, the current President, to whom, together with his gracious wife Maria, the Parish will be eternally grateful.
The Parish was dedicated to Saint Stylianos on the 21st of June, 1998 by his Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias. It was also designated a Tri-Hypostatic Church. This means apart from the main Altar dedicated to Saint Stylianos (feast day 26th November) it will have two Chapels dedicated to Sts. Peter & Paul (feast day 29th June) and St.Gregory Palamas (feast day 2nd Sunday of Lent).
The building of the Church was completed in a record time of 6 months . This was made possible by many faithful Christians who donated and worked extremely hard. In particular, our Parish Committee and Ladies Committee deserve a special mention.
Also we can’t thank enough those self-sacrificial and often anonymous donors that helped in the critical stage of building our Church.
The opening of the Church was on the 16th of December 2001 by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos in the presence of the Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, the Mayor of Sutherland, other distinguished guests and 1000’s of our Faithful.Today the Parish is vibrant and runs many programs in various areas of faith.
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