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Nepal

Left to care for herself at 6 years old

April 11, 2019

When we met Deepa she was around 6 years old. She was living with her mother who suffers from severe mental illness. Unable to care for her child, Deepa had been left to care for herself. As you would imagine, she was suffering profoundly.

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Our Alfajiri Street Kids are Exhibited Artists

August 9, 2018

Most of the children who attend our art workshops in Kenya live on the streets. They are called "Chokora" - The rubbish. As young as 6, they have been left or driven to the streets to fend for themselves.Life on the streets of Nairobi is scary, the children are chased, beaten while they are sleeping,...

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Meet one happy mum

May 8, 2018

"A child born to another woman calls me mum. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me." ~ J. Landers.As Mothers' day fast approaches in Australia, we wanted to introduce you to some beautiful women, without whom, our work at Beyond the Orphanage, would be impossible. Our...

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Why We Provide Childhood Trauma Therapy in Nepal

April 10, 2018

Continuous therapy from childhood trauma is vital for each and every child we welcome into the Beyond the Orphanage programs. We are lucky to have Dr Bobbie to provide this therapy and push the go button on a training program to upskill and equip our on-the-ground staff. Her story below will take you on an...

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Chandu and Suraj: A story of Hope and Survival

April 3, 2018

Suraj and Chandu were rescued from the district of Mahottari, situated a few kilometres away from the Nepal – India border. The border between Nepal and India is 1000 miles long with just 14 checkpoints along the route. This makes it easy to smuggle over 30,000 women and young girls, as young as 5 from...

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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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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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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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