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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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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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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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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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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