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About Us

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in FAQ, About Us, US, Canada, Australia, The Philippines

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See that justice is done. Defend widows and orphans and help those in need.  Isaiah 1:17

 

What is Be A HERO?
Be A HERO is an international charity working to raise up an Army of Heroes for an urgent global crisis – endangered children. We believe that everyone has a dream of doing something significant with his or her life. We connect everyday, ordinary people with opportunities to change the world, in small ways, and in large ways - one child at a time.

Be A HERO is a not-for-profit organisation with a mandate to educate, inspire, equip and facilitate people of all ages to “Be A HERO” to the 1.2 billion children at risk due to poverty, homelessness, child labour, slavery, sexual exploitation, aids and plagues, war and religious persecution.

Who Can Be A HERO?
We want to enlist everyone to the mission of mercy and social justice – caring for children suffering as a result of poverty, child labour, slavery, homelessness, sexual exploitation, aids and plagues, and war.

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As Mother Theresa said, "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

Be A HERO representatives worldwide present the plight of children at risk to hundreds of audiences, large and small, every year, supported by our offices in Canada, USA, Australia, and the Philippines.

Be A HERO provides compassionate people with step-by-step directions on

  • how to gather those in their sphere of influence and, together,
  • do something life-saving and life-transforming! Today, many ‘heroes’ all around the world are making a significant difference in the lives of those in crisis by a myriad of positive contributions.  Be A Hero will re-ignite the latent desire within every human being to "Be a Hero" in the lives of those who are less fortunate, and create a continuing movement of volunteerism on behalf of those who are dear to the heart of God - the poorest of the poor
 

North America's 100% Model FAQ

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in FAQ, About Us

What is the 100% Model?

The 100% Model was set up in response to one of the main obstacles for donors – the percentage of a donation that is retained for administration. Be A HERO (North America) makes it simple – 100% of the funds donated for a project are sent directly to the project, and not one dollar is held back for administration or overhead.

Homelessness

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Homeless Be A HERO

Poverty leads to orphans and homelessness.

  • 150 million children live on the street.
  • Action International says that by 2020 there will be 800 million homeless children.
  • The UN says that the street children situation is one of the worst crises facing the nations of the world.
  • This is a disaster

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1

Extreme Poverty

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Extreme Poverty Be A HEROAverage Gross National Income for every man, women, and child in America is $35,060. World Development Bank, 2003.

  • Of the 24 mostly Western Developed Nations (including NA, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand etc.)  Population of 900 million, the GNI is $27,000 USD
  • Compare this to the fact that 1.2 billion people live on under $1.00 a day and 2.7 billion people live on under $2.00 USD a day.
  • 500 million people are hungry and another 500 million are so poor that they don’t consume enough food to render them productive.
  • Because of poverty 33,000 children (mostly under-five-year-olds) die every day due to preventable diseases – diarrhea, measles, malaria, and malnutrition – that is more than one child dying every 3 seconds.
  • 55% of all child deaths (17 million deaths a year) are just because the children are hungry.
  • Poverty is at the root of most of that which contributes to 'children becoming at risk'.

Orphans

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, Ghana, FAQ, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Orphans, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

Orphans 2 Be A HERO

Every day 5,760 more children become orphans

UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents.

By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2005.

This large figure represents not only children who have lost both parents, but also those who have lost a father but have a surviving mother or have lost their mother but have a surviving father.

Of the more than 132 million children classified as orphans, only 13 million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of orphans are living with a surviving parent grandparent, or other family member. 95 per cent of all orphans are over the age of five.

Be A HERO Projects

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in FAQ, Projects, About Us

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What is a “Project”?

A “project” is what we call a specific planned undertaking, usually a capital-cost building or venture, such as construction of a children’s home, school, medical clinic, or water system.

Our projects are run by our Field Partners - proven, seasoned leaders, getting the job done in their community for their children.

Have a look at our Projects

Project Related Questions:

How do you ensure that the money sent for a project gets spent on that project?

We have signed legal agreements and stringent reporting and accounting procedures in place to ensure compliance and satisfactory completion. The funds are not sent all at once, but in instalments. Once we have received the required receipts, accounting, and photos of one stage, we then advance the funds for the next stage. We also send North American Be A HERO staff or Be A HERO representatives to visit each project site.

FAQ Child Sponsorship

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in How to Be A HERO, Sponsor A Child, FAQ

photo52What is Child Sponsorship?

Child sponsorship is a program enabling individuals to financially support children at risk in a Be A HERO partner project in a developing country on a monthly basis.

North Americans sponsor a child

Australians sponsor a child

Be A HERO Values

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in FAQ, About Us, US, Canada, Australia, The Philippines

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Be A HERO’s inspiration and values are built upon the Christian belief of the one true God and His Hero Son, Jesus Christ.  Based on the testament of the Bible we believe that all human life has value, and that the two highest moral imperatives are:-

1) to love God; and

2) to love your neighbour as yourself, as taught by Jesus in His famous illustration of the good Samaritan.
(Luke 10:25-37).

Natural Disasters

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, The Facts, India, Indonesia, FAQ, Mozambique, Swaziland, Natural Disasters, Thailand, The Philippines

n dNatural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and floods can often come at the least expected time. Others, such as hurricanes and cyclones are increasing in severity and destruction. Typically, the poor are the worst hit for they have the least resources to cope and rebuild.

When poor countries face natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and fires, the cost of rebuilding becomes even more of an issue when they are already burdened with debt. Often, poor countries suffer with many lost lives and/or livelihoods. Aid and disaster relief often does come in from international relief organizations, rich countries and international institutions, but sometimes poor countries are still paying millions of dollars a week back in the form of debt repayment.

 

HIV/AIDs and other diseases

on Sunday, 30 December 2012. Posted in Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, The Facts, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, FAQ, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

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HIV/Aids
Of the 22 million people who have died of AIDS, 4.5 million of them have been children.

In 2006 there were 11 million AIDS orphans in the Sub Sahara. That is a staggering 10%, or one in every ten children is an orphan. This is twice as many as society can care for.

In South Africa, 50% of all the teenage girls who are now 15 years old, will be dead of AIDS in ten years.

Malaria
Around the world, 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting malaria.

Tuberculosis
There were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB in 2011 (including 1.1 million cases among people with HIV) and an estimated 1.4 million deaths (including 430,000 people with HIV), making this disease one of the world's biggest infectious killers.

Religious Persecution

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Myanmar, The Facts, FAQ, Projects, War and Conflict

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  • Muslims in Myanmar have been denied citizenship, had their land confiscated, and have been compelled to provide forced labour.
  • More than 10 Million Hindus have had to flee Bangladesh in the face of sustained persecution and periodic riots.
  • 200 million Christians suffer torture, prison, and persecution for no other crime than that they call Jesus Lord.

Tools and Resources

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in How to Be A HERO, FAQ

Promotional Materials:

  • Be A HERO 5.5 minute Promotional Video - Be A HERO
  • Children at Risk PowerPoint – Christian version - click here
  • Children at Risk PowerPoint – Business version - click here

Downloadable version of the brochure – coming soon

Information Packages:

  • Synopsis of Be A HERO - click here
  • How to Fund-Raise for a Project - click here
  • Pillar Program - click here
  • Project Proposals – click here, then choose the specfic project that you're interested in.

HERO Partners - Services

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in HERO Partner, How to Be A HERO, FAQ, About Us, US, Canada, Australia, The Philippines

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A Big HERO thank you to our HERO Partners donating their services to the children - free of charge!

In Australia:

BR Patterns - pattern makers
DHL - shipping
Isonic - web design
Freemans Hire Services
Keith Mole & Associates - solicitor
QUT - IT equipment
Robins Accountants
Royal CDS - food suppliers
Total Shade Solutions
Your Local Movers - Your Local Movers has supported Be A Hero for 7 years and is our removalist and storage facility of choice for our moves within South East Queensland.



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