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Fundraisers we love

February 7, 2018

A Fundraising Campaign to Love Art has an amazing capacity to connect people. It overcomes barriers of language and time to engage us as individuals and societies with the power of expression without the need for words. We can often be moved by a piece of art without being able to say why. A group of children...

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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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Starting 2018 with a big Thank You

January 9, 2018

thank you 2017 was a big year for Beyond the Orphanage. It was our 10 year anniversary and we are now partnered with 4 local organisations, in 3 countries on 2 continents. We couldn't have done it without you. We wanted to start 2018 with a huge Thank You. Whether you donated, fundraised, shared our stories, or...

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Workplace giving – A case study

November 8, 2017

MAP Communications: Creating lasting employee engagement through Workplace Giving. Earlier this year, Grant Sibley, CFO of MAP Communications, introduced a Workplace Giving Program to support our BTO projects in Nepal and Kenya. He explains what workplace giving means to his organisation and why MAP has embarked on this giving journey. "Our company has been a financial supporter...

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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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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...

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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...

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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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