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Remembering the world’s forgotten conflict on Human Right’s Day.

10 December 2017 | Posted by Pauline | (0) comments

I’m 15 and my sister Misenga is ten, and can only walk short distances at a time. We followed men pushing their bicycles on the road to Kananga to try and find our grandmother. We slept hidden in the bush to keep safe. we arrived at our grandmother’s house, months had passed.

Australian volunteers empower children with disabilities around the world.
1st Dec, 2017 | Posted by Gabrielle Bourke | (0) comments
Australian volunteers empower children with disabilities around the world.

A world away, a team of Australian volunteers gather in a warehouse in the heart of suburban Perth, Western Australia. The volunteers are about to begin another day of work with Wheelchairs for Kids – an organisation whose mission is to manufacture and distribute wheelchairs to children in the...

Myanmar-Bangladesh crisis: human lives in turmoil.
29th Nov, 2017 | Posted by Prasanna De Silva | (0) comments
Myanmar-Bangladesh crisis: human lives in turmoil.

The moment you enter the camp at Cox’s Bazaar, you are plunged into confusion – millions of people,different aid agencies trying to help. It’s a chaotic place. Before this, Cox’s Bazaar was not a very densely populated place - they had a peaceful life. Now there are thousands of...

“I am the Change I want to See”
29th Nov, 2017 | Posted by World Vision | (0) comments
“I am the Change I want to See”

"Violence against women is not inevitable. We all have a role to play to prevent it. In our work, we empower women and strengthen institutions related to reporting. But let’s remember, the greatest influence we will ever have is in our homes."

Child protection is everyone’s responsibility
20th Nov, 2017 | Posted by Leah Swann | (0) comments
Child protection is everyone’s responsibility

"We must take intentional steps to scale up programs to protect refugee children,” he says.

Celebrating 10 years of StarKids
4th Nov, 2017 | Posted by Bianca | (0) comments
Celebrating 10 years of StarKids

Thanks to the generous donations from Jetstar passengers and staff, more than $9.4 million has been raised, helping to improve the lives of children and their families. Earlier this year Jetstar staff travelled to Myanmar to visit communities who had benefited from these donations – Bianca Piper shares her...

“As you gave to us, we now want to give.”
27th Oct, 2017 | Posted by Andrew Newmarch | (0) comments
“As you gave to us, we now want to give.”

What has been just as significant has been an attitudinal change. The Chairman of the community committee said that they were so grateful for the generosity of the assistance as it meant so much to them. He said that “as you gave to us, so we now want to...