An invitation and message from BTO’s CEO and Founder Geoff Hucker

Beyond the Orphanage

We can’t do it without you.


This past year has been a huge challenge for all of us. Together we have joined forces to meet urgent and essential needs from children, families and their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve fought hard to keep some of the world’s most vulnerable children safe and engaged, to ensure they don’t slip through the cracks. And it’s because of you, our loyal supporters that we are able to to this important work.

The strength of BTO comes from our foundations, and from the deep connections of you, our supporters to the BTO mission: To to provide children – no matter their background – with a safe place to call home, people to call family and equal opportunity to become self-sufficient adults.

Our CEO and Founder Geoff Hucker sat down to share a message with you, and to extend an invitation to join us in providing education so we can continue on our mission to help vulnerable children become self-sufficient adults.



Join our mission to provide education and equal opportunities. We can’t do this without you.

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Join the Q&A



Want to know more about our work? Join us for a Q & A with our Child Protection Panel and Chairpeople of the BTO Australian and BTO US Boards. We want to share with you our experiences and answer any questions you have about education, our programs and the role of education in creating a safe future for vulnerable children in Kenya and Nepal.

US: Wednesday 16th December

7:30 pm MST (UTC -7)

Australia: Thursday 17th December

10:30am Perth WA (GMT+8)

1:30 pm Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane AEDT (UTC +11)

Child Protection Committee Members:

DR RAYMOND KIRK, BTO Chairperson of the Board US

Dr Kirk has over 43 years working within family and human services and child protection. He was the Deputy Commissioner of Social and Rehabilitation Services in Vermont during the administrations of Governors Snelling and Kunin, and served as both the Program Director and the Executive Director of the National Child Welfare Leadership Center.

MARK MORRISSEY, Chairperson of the Board, Australia

Dr Morrissey has 30 years of professional clinical, policy and leadership experience in children’s health and wellbeing. Most recently Mark held the role of Commissioner for Children and Young People in Tasmania and prior to this was Executive Director of Child and Adolescent Community Health Services for Western Australia for over ten years.

DR BOBBIE LEGG Director of the Board, US

Dr. Bobbie Legg,(BSW, MSW, and PhD) or Doctor Bobbie as she is fondly known to the children, is a specialist in trauma treatment. She is also a clinically certified juvenile treatment specialist. Dr Bobbie has been acting as BTO’s Clinical Director and has travelled regularly to Nepal to deliver psychological treatment and trauma counselling for our partners.



December 10, 2020

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