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John needs urgent surgery

January 15, 2018

Most of us are lucky enough to know someone or many people to reach out to, should we ever need help to pay for surgery that would allow us to live a normal life.   Do you remember John? John was the smallest of the street boys driven to the streets of Nakuru, an outer town of Nairobi, and...

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A story of child sponsorship

November 30, 2017

a success story. John was the smallest of the street boys driven to the streets of Nakuru, an outer town of Nairobi, at the age of six, when his step mother refused to support him alongside her own two sons. Like thousands of kids on the street of Kenya, John experienced many traumas while trying to stay...

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Gifts that give hope

November 20, 2017

Our end of year appeal is fast approaching an end, only 35 days until Christmas. While we wrap up the year, life for many street children of the world is no different. There is no time like the present to make a direct impact in the life of those children. Give the gift of hope so...

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Gifts that give safety

November 16, 2017

In our previous blog, we said we would tell you of 5 feelings you can gift, when you choose to donate to Beyond the Orphanage. This Christmas, we need your generosity more than ever as we work to empower our new partner program in Kenya. So here is our number 2. 2. SAFETY Give the gift of safety...

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Gifts that give more

November 14, 2017

Most people think about the physical benefits of giving. The access to basic human needs like shelter, food, health, the access to education and a meaningful future and so much more. In the last decade, at Beyond the Orphanage, we have seen that your generosity can change the children's and in turn the communities' lives...

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Our end of year appeal

November 2, 2017

BTO'S christmas appeal FOR Kenya Childhood should not be spent on the streets, in a warzone, collecting scraps from rubbish tips to sell for food and drugs. Childhood should not be spent running to avoid being beaten, sometimes to death. The future is not bright for the street kids of Kenya, but it's a future which...

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“I used to live in a tunnel under a shop”

October 19, 2017

Street kids in Kenya It's estimated 60,000 children live on the streets of Nairobi, Kenya. A study commissioned by the Consortium of Street Children (CSC) brings together some staggering numbers, varying from 40,000 in Nairobi to 300,000 street kids in Kenya.* The subculture on the streets of Kenya is frightful with children's rights being constantly violated. They...

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Child Sponsorship – A Check Mate in Nepal

September 30, 2017

If you are unfamiliar with chess, here are a few things you should know. People have been playing it for 1500 years. In Nepal, Sahas and Abhas participated in a Chess Championship Tournament organised by the school that they attend. We love to share these little success stories with you. Sahas is actually the one who taught Abhas when...

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Three Top Tips for Ethical Travel

September 1, 2017

Travel has never been as bigger part of life as it is today. Where it was once as simple as grabbing your passport as you head for the golden sands and clear blue water of a tropical island escape, the plethora of possible destinations and activities available has made decision-making a little more difficult. The fact...

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Skin Trafficking in Nepal: A Horrifying Trade

July 10, 2017

The trafficking of Nepalis to neighbouring India for exploitation – including for labour, sex, or even kidney transplantation – is widely reported. But cases of trafficking in human skin tissue are unheard of. An investigation by Indian news website, Youth Ki Awaaz (Voice of the Youth) has changed that. The investigation reports that traffickers target fair-skinned women from...

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