BTO staff members pose for photo with children at Nepal homes.

Providing vulnerable children with opportunities

December 3, 2022

Our vision is 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. Over the last 12 months you have helped achieve this vision. Here are a few key areas where your support was directed: Meals provided: over 2,500 a...

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Empowering families in unthinkable circumstances

November 2, 2022

Kenya is experiencing its worst drought in more than 40 years. Its effects are having devastating consequences. More than 11.6 million people cannot access enough water for drinking, cooking and cleaning. Women and children are at heightened risk of violence and exploitation, and the drought is hampering children’s access to education. With an estimated 250,000 children already...

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Best wishes to Bishnu

September 23, 2022

After her family experienced HIV-related discrimination, Bishnu dedicated her life to mothering HIV-infected children in Nepal. When HIV-infected children are orphaned, abandoned or unable to be properly cared for, they have a loving home with our in-country partner Star Children. Along with shelter, nutritious food and medical care, they receive love, something that every child deserves...

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Abhas is Kicking Goals

August 31, 2022

Despite having a challenging start in life, Abhas is matching his passion for football with talent. Abhas is from one of the poorest districts in Nepal. His father passed away when he was a small child, and his mother was unable to look after him. She sent him to live in Kathmandu, hoping he would have...

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Asha’s Happily Ever After

August 3, 2022

After tragically losing her parents, and then her home with her older sister, Asha was taken in by BTO’s partner Sano Paila in Nepal. She was given not just food, healthcare and shelter, but a new home with housemothers, brothers and sisters. One of the greatest needs fulfilled by BTO programs is a child’s need...

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Guiding children forward to heal

July 5, 2022

In 2021, Beyond the Orphanage pioneered its Wellness Committee, a group of strong female leaders in Nepal who are invested in child protection. Nepal and Kenya’s higher education systems are yet to offer courses dedicated to mental health treatment and trauma recovery. BTO is working to build greater knowledge of trauma informed care and mental health...

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Bringing Faith Beyond School

June 9, 2022

BTO’s Beyond School Program supports young people like Faith to fulfil their professional dreams and reach independence. Faith’s mother died when she was just four years old. Along with her younger brother, Faith has been raised by their grandmother in a tiny room in the slums of Nairobi. Her grandmother’s meagre wage from casual employment hardly...

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A day to cherish our women

May 4, 2022

This International Women’s Day (IWD) 2022, BTO board member Kate Fewings took the opportunity to fund activities that would benefit women in our programs not just for one day, but for years to come. IWD is an opportunity to reflect on the essential role that women play in our lives, and where we are on the...

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Isaac’s Story

April 7, 2022

When he was 16 years old, Isaac was living on the streets of Nairobi and critically ill from kidney failure. Living in substandard conditions and sleeping in the rain had taken its toll. Our partner Alfajiri learnt of his situation when he attended its art therapy workshops, and supported him to completely turn his life around. Isaac...

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We’re so proud of Jeevan!

March 4, 2022

After spending most of his 19 years with Star Children, a residential home for HIV-affected young people, Jeevan is ready to fly the nest. And we couldn’t be prouder! When Jeevan was only 5 years old, he was brought with his older sister to Star Children after their HIV-positive parents passed away. When they first arrived,...

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