Alfajiri Street Kids, Nairobi Kenya

Changing perspectives with art therapy: hope for street kids in Kenya

May 18, 2017

Beyond The Orphanage are delighted to announce that we have begun supporting a local partner working with street kids in Kenya. Kate Fewings, one of our Directors, recently checked-in with the program. Her reflections on the visit are unmistakably heartfelt, and a true mirror of just how special this project is. "My name is Kate, and I’m one of the Directors at Beyond The...

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Child trafficking stories from Birgunj, Nepal

April 18, 2017

Child trafficking stories can break your heart. But they can also give you an insight into a terrible and enormous issue in Nepal. Today, we'd like to give you an insight into the story of one young man who was trafficked as a child. His name is Sahas. Sahas lives in Nepal and is supported by Beyond the...

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Hiking in Nepal

5 reasons visiting Nepal should be your next trip

April 4, 2017

Avid travellers Emily and Terry spent a year travelling the world and even hiked the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Having seen the sights, soaked in the culture, and hiked the mountains, we asked Terry to share his thoughts on the beauty of Nepal. Here are Terry's top reasons why visiting Nepal will be one of the best things you...

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child sponsorship nepal ethiopia

7 Tips on How to Choose a Child Sponsorship Charity

April 3, 2017

It can be overwhelming to choose from the many charities and nonprofits offering child sponsorship programs. It's the paradox of choice! - how do you make sure that your gift is going towards a cause that you truly believe in? It's incredibly important to make sure that you figure out what cause you want to have an...

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Home based care for orphans with carer

The importance of families: 4 reasons foster care is better

March 27, 2017

Have you ever stopped to think about what your life would be like if you hadn't grown up with your family around? Imagine all the life skills and emotional support you would have missed. Here are four reasons why foster care and kinship care for children is better. 1. One-on-one attention Our Founder, Geoff Hucker, started visiting Ethiopia some...

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Troubadours for Change | Bathurst Music Event March 2017 | Beyond The Orphanage

Troubadours for Change in Bathurst, NSW, this March!

February 20, 2017

Beyond The Orphanage is a nonprofit with a belief in the strength of family and community. That’s why we’re so excited to announce that Beyond The Orphanage ambassador and talented musician, Matt Boylan-Smith, will be hosting a live music event in his hometown community of Bathurst, NSW! The music showcase, Troubadours for Change, will be opened by Bathurst Mayor,...

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Why giving back feels so good | Beyond The Orphanage

Why does giving back feel good and make ya’ happy?

February 15, 2017

There's obvious benefits that are external to the act of giving, like the wonderful difference made to another human's life, to the environment, and to animal species (and so on). But have you ever thought deeply about why giving back feels good on a personal level? How your brain responds to giving back When you give to somebody there's a...

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The lion movie and the reality

January 28, 2017

Beyond the Orphanage's Meredith Downes tells us about how her heart breaks every time she hears someone say they’re heading to Nepal to teach English in an orphanage for a week. Here's Meredith's own words on the movie that sparked this blog post, and her plea to anyone thinking about volunteering overseas: do your research. My mum, my...

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Help children with Beyond The Orphanage USA

BTO USA launches to help children in Ethiopia & Nepal!

December 13, 2016

A warm welcome to the USA arm of Beyond the Orphanage! Last Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina, CEO Geoff Hucker and US Co-chairs, Drs. Natalie Conner and Raymond Kirk, officially launched the Beyond the Orphanage in the USA at a gathering attended by friends, colleagues, and family. It was a magical night for my family AND I,...

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