Positive Change Does Happen – Meet Isaac & Jakob

April 15, 2019

Brothers Isaac and Jakob were living on the streets in Nairobi, Kenya trying to survive by foraging in the rubbish dumps with other street children, a harsh and terrifying life for two young boys.Then they heard about our in-country partner Alfajiri’s weekly art workshops. They attended regularly and in this safe space where they could...

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Left to care for herself at 6 years old

April 11, 2019

When we met Deepa she was around 6 years old. She was living with her mother who suffers from severe mental illness. Unable to care for her child, Deepa had been left to care for herself. As you would imagine, she was suffering profoundly.

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Positively impacting the lives of street children in Kenya

February 18, 2019

Positively impacting the lives of street children is one aspect of the important work we do with our in-country partner, Alfajiri, in Nairobi, Kenya.Statistics about orphans and street children can be hard to comprehend. Consequently numbers can distract from the fact that we are talking about real people.This is Isaac (above). When we first met Isaac he...

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Reflecting on the year that was – 2018

January 22, 2019

As we head into 2019 it is worth reflecting on the work our in-country partners have done in the past year and how much progress the children they care for have made.In Nepal we fund, support and mentor two partner organisations: Sano Paila, who cares for orphaned and trafficked children, and Star Children who cares...

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Yoga – A Pathway to Interoception

November 29, 2018

Dr. Bobbie Legg one of our amazing trauma therapists shares her insights into using yoga as therapy.The Sanskrit word for yoga means union: of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is known for its transformative power that extends beyond the physical to nourish the mind and help us cope with life’s pressures. At Beyond The Orphanage...

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Our Alfajiri Street Kids are Exhibited Artists

August 9, 2018

Most of the children who attend our art workshops in Kenya live on the streets. They are called "Chokora" - The rubbish. As young as 6, they have been left or driven to the streets to fend for themselves.Life on the streets of Nairobi is scary, the children are chased, beaten while they are sleeping,...

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Meet one happy mum

May 8, 2018

"A child born to another woman calls me mum. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me." ~ J. Landers.As Mothers' day fast approaches in Australia, we wanted to introduce you to some beautiful women, without whom, our work at Beyond the Orphanage, would be impossible. Our...

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Why We Provide Childhood Trauma Therapy in Nepal

April 10, 2018

Continuous therapy from childhood trauma is vital for each and every child we welcome into the Beyond the Orphanage programs. We are lucky to have Dr Bobbie to provide this therapy and push the go button on a training program to upskill and equip our on-the-ground staff. Her story below will take you on an...

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Chandu and Suraj: A story of Hope and Survival

April 3, 2018

Suraj and Chandu were rescued from the district of Mahottari, situated a few kilometres away from the Nepal – India border. The border between Nepal and India is 1000 miles long with just 14 checkpoints along the route. This makes it easy to smuggle over 30,000 women and young girls, as young as 5 from...

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