How to use art in therapy

July 5, 2017

Art has enormous capacity to connect personal expression with healing and reflection. But how can that be taken one step further into the therapeutic space? In 2013, Australian artist, Lenore Boyd, realised the potential role of art in therapy, and launched a dedicated program. Aimed at young people who were living on the streets of Nairobi, it's been a...

Read more
Education Scholarship | The Scholarships Project | Beyond The Orphanage

Announcing: The Scholarships Project

June 16, 2017

Taking the care of children in Nepal, Kenya and Ethiopia beyond the orphanage is about more than guaranteeing just their survival. This is the reason we love our brand new (and biggest ever!) campaign, The Scholarships Project - which shines a spotlight on developing future community leaders and self-sufficient adults. Our local partner in Kenya works with orphaned children through art therapy...

Read more
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...

Read more

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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more

One Family’s BTO Story

February 26, 2017

New beginnings at Beyond the Orphanage (BTO) don’t just happen for children, but for their families and communities too. Meet Berta, BTO’s talented artist Berta is a healthy energetic young man who loves to draw. He dreams of becoming an agricultural researcher and to create art in his spare time. Both of Berta’s parents passed away during his...

Read more
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,...

Read more
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...

Read more