In the Field

Sano Paila Team

Sano Paila: protecting children in Nepal from trafficking

December 9, 2016

Sano Paila (or ‘A Little Step’), is named for the idea that it just takes ‘a little step’ to serve one’s community and induce positive change. Sano Paila has taken many little steps to achieve incredibly positive outcomes for the Birgunj community in Nepal, and today they're celebrating their 10-year anniversary. Originally founded to tackle grassroots youth issues,...

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3 photos that prove child sponsorship works

October 28, 2016

If you've been on the fence about sponsoring a child and you've wondered, 'does child sponsorship work?', then here's your answer: yes! Research shows that children who benefit from child sponsorship programs like ours end up staying in school longer than their non-sponsored peers, are more likely to have white collar jobs, and are more likely...

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Kinship care provides new start for two sisters

July 11, 2016

I now feel the future is bright and that everything will be good. Addis is one of the youngest guardians in our kinship program. Her story is particularly special, because as the eldest sibling, Addis found herself in the difficult situation of grieving her parents, while also finding a way to care for her younger sister, Tenaye. Addis...

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Thinking about making an end of financial year donation?

June 6, 2016

A year of transformations Nepalese children feel supported, loved and secure during their first year in our program.  In July 2015, Beyond The Orphanage expanded its unique care model to Nepal. This was an exciting development for our organisation, and one that wouldn't have been possible without our wonderful supporters. Your contributions - whether through financial donations, fundraising, sponsorship, emotional...

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BTO graduates celebrate

BTO graduate hopeful for future.

May 15, 2016

Koni Yimer, our Program Manager in Ethiopia, recently sat down for a chat with Kefer, a BTO graduate. During their conversation Kefer shared some of her life experiences, as well as her hopes for the future. Kefer, what was your life like before? I grew up in an orphanage and when I turned 18 I was forced to leave....

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Dreaming of the A-League

April 30, 2016

BTO Program Manager (Nepal) shares the progress Abhas has made over the past ten months. I have to study hard to make my future bright, and I will - Abhas Like many of the children we work with in Nepal, Abhas has suffered at the hands of child traffickers. Between the ages of four and eight, he...

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Making a difference: Mariamawit’s story

April 26, 2016

Mariamawit was supported by the Beyond the Orphanage program in Ethiopia for 7 years. She has now 'graduated' from our program. This is Mariamawit's story. "My name is Mariamawit and I am 22 years old. I was with the Beyond the Orphanage program for seven years. Before this I had a very hard life. I was miserable where I was living and it was...

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Educating with edible garden

January 20, 2016

Greg Donoghue, Beyond The Orphanage (BTO) Board Member, shares his recent experiences of our new edible garden in Ethiopia. The first thing you notice about the children in the BTO program in Ethiopia is their thirst for knowledge - it’s unlike anything I’ve seen anywhere. They take every opportunity they get to read and speak English, to learn...

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Ethiopian Home Ground Hospitality

November 26, 2015

On her most recent trip to Ethiopia to visit Beyond the Orphanage, photographer Kerry Pryor shares some of her photographs with us. She says there's nothing better than Ethiopian hospitality and we'd have to agree. When was the last time you dropped in for a cuppa? One of my favourite things when I visit the children and...

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