HERO Army News - August 2015 "Bridge to Brisbane"

on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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We have some exciting news to share with you; for the first time ever the Be A Hero crew will be lacing up our running shoes and participating in the 2015 Bridge to Brisbane fun run and we would like to invite you to join us!janelle_running.png

Each year over 35,000 people participate to raise money for many individual charities. For the Be A Hero team, this year’s run will be all about raising dollars to support our Hero Shop project.

The Hero Shop project has been designed to provide young girls and women who have been rescued or helped out of the from sex industry with vocational training, physical and psychological support, education and employment.

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In the next couple of days we will have all the links up for you and your friends to get registered, train and start fundraising for the girls we are supporting.bridgetobrisbanebeahero2.jpg

For more information with registering, group training and fundraising please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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More Bridge to Bisbane news coming, go the HEROES!!!

David & Fiona

 

 

 

SIGN UP NOW "Bridge to Brisbane" 2015

on Saturday, 15 August 2015. Posted in Current Projects, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, About Us, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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The Be A Hero crew will be lacing up our running shoes and participating in the 2015 Bridge to Brisbane fun run and we would like to invite you to join us!bidgetobrisbanejoin.jpg

ENTRY FEE*
10km – $45 per person
5km – $35 per person
Child in stroller – free
Entries close Friday August 28 2015
(NO PART OF ENTRY FEE GOES TO BE A HERO AUSTRALIA)

TIME
10km Event:from 6.10am
5km Event:9:40am 
(Start times are subject to change)

Be A HERO Team Name HEROES
Be A HERO Team Number 81316

FUNDRAISING
Nominate Be a HERO Australia as the charity when you set up your personal fundraising page after registration.

CONTACT David Crawford 0402 137 305 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.MORE EVENT INFO www.bridgetobrisbane.com.au

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RUN FOR RESCUED GIRLS WITH BE A HERO Run and raise funds to support girls who have been rescued from enslavement, given vocational training, physical and psychological support, education and employment.

WHERE THE FUNDS GO The Hero Shop project has been designed to provide young girls and women who have been rescued or helped out of the from sex industry with vocational training, physical and psychological support, cambodia_empowering_be_a_hero_2.jpgeducation and employment.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">More Bridge to Bisbane news coming, go the HEROES!!!

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HERO Army News May 2015 Cyclone Pam Appeal

on Wednesday, 27 May 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

 

As you are already aware, Be A HERO is currently conducting a major relief effort within Vanuatu following the occurrence of Cyclone Pam. To this effect, we have received correspondence from our project officers detailing both what your wonderful donations have thus far helped us to achieve, and also what still needs to be done to help those who have been worst affected. 

News from the ground in Vanuatu….

Poulu Kindergarten, Epau.

toyscyclonepambeahero.jpgPoulu Kindergarten is located in the Epau Village in North East Efate, one of the areas that were worst hit by Cyclone Pam. The kindergarten suffered extensive damage as a result and is currently unusable.

This has left approximately 60 small children without access to schooling.

Thanks to the kind donation of Cavalry Christian College we have been able to purchase 2 tubs worth of children’s toys, which are currently being used to occupy and enliven the children of Epau kindergarten while they are consigned to a temporary tent which is being used in the absence of a working school building.

While both teachers and children are grateful for the help that has been offered thus far, we here at Be A Hero know there is still much more to do.  

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As kindergartens within Vanuatu receive no funding from their government we are calling on our HERO army for help!Donate directly for the Kindy by clicking the donate now button.

Jonny and Heather’s House

newsmaycyclonepambeahero2.jpgA lovely couple from Pango, Jonny and Heather, are in dire straits. Their house was severely damaged by Cyclone Pam and is now uninhabitable.

As a result, they and their 3 children are currently staying in the house next door with their neighbour, a widow, and her 3 children.

That’s 9 people in one small house!  

In addition, the structural damage done to their home has meant that many of this family’s possessions have been and/or are currently in the process of being lost or destroyed due to exposure to the elements.

Our resident project officer has communicated that it will cost roughly $2000 to restore this sweet family’s home to working order.

We at Be A HERO are therefore calling on our wonderful HERO army for help! 

We are appealing to all school families as well as the wider Be A HERO Australia community, to reach out with a tax deductible donation to help rebuild this home.donate button small.png

If you can help, donations can be made on the link below or  if you would like to do a direct bank transfer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  us and we will send you the bank details.

The project is being managed and monitored by Global Development Group with Be A HERO Australia.

 

In other news, a fundraining event is being held for the New Life Orphanage that we support in Myanmar.

LADIES FASHION REVIVAL

FASHION - FREINDS - FOOD - COFFEE

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Saturday June13th @ 11am

Cnr Sturgeon & Delancey street, Ormiston

COST: $15

(Includes a glass of bubbly and morning tea)

Phone or text Julie: 0432 802 439

 

Together, we can do amazing things, till next month, come on HEROES!

David & Fiona

 

 

HERO Army News - February 2015

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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This Easter help stop child labour and trafficking by purchasing fair trade chocolate.eggs2.jpg

Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) is where 35% of world’s cocoa is harvested. Hundreds of thousands of children work in West Africa’s cocoa plantations. Thousands of children, as young as ten, from neighbouring countries are actually trafficked to harvest the beans from cocoa farms. 

Their freedom is taken and they are forced to work long hours on the cocoa plantations without receiving any money for their work. They work in dangerous conditions using machetes to open the cocoa beans. Most of the boys working on these farms have never tasted chocolate.

INTERPOL and Cote d’Ivoire officials recently rescued 76 children, most of whom had been trafficked from neighbouring Burkino Faso and Mali to do the backbreaking work of cocoa harvesting.

Aldi has stocked their entire Easter range with UTZ Certified products.  Congratulations to Aldi for their stand against human trafficking. There are also choices you can make at other leading supermarkets. Look for - Fair Trade, UTZ certified products.

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Tell them you are supporting farmers who are engaging in good labour practices and contributing the STOP THE TRAFFIK of children in the chocolate industry.

Meet Abdul, trafficked to harvest the cocoa which ends up in our chocolate. Watch this short clip and share Abdul’s story bit.ly/abdulsstory

Find out more about Stop the Traffik.

 

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Take up the challenge of rescuing more trafficked girls by promoting Be A HERO into schoos, work places and sporting asssociations.

We offer many styles of garments and now also offer custom design for your clothing needs (conditions apply).

Fact - In factories in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Cambodia and others, the people who make our clothes live in poverty, usually earning just half of what they need to meet their basic needs and care for their families.

This is an industry that, on paper, supports the principle of a living wage, which means they earn enough to live on.

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You can be sure by purchasing clothing through Be A HERO, the staff that make the clothes are treated with dignity and respect and are able to support their families because the wage is at least double the industry standards.

You can make a huge difference in the lives of others through the simple purchase of clothing.

Orders from 10 - 10,000 garments welcome.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call David Crawford today on 0402 137 305 to discuss or email.

Till next month, we love you HEROES!!!

David & Fiona

 

 

HERO Army News - December 2014

on Tuesday, 02 December 2014. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

 

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Welcome to the December edition of the HERO Army News.  So much has been achieved in 2014 but the job is not complete for this year just yet - we have uplifting ways for you, the HEROES to transform lives.

Read + click + donate = transformed lives and a Merry Christmas...

Give a Gift Card 

Help kids be kids this Christmas, even when life won't let them.

Give friends, family and associates a gift that keeps on giving - and it's tax deductible.

This Christmas our focus is on:-

We will send your special person a specially made gift card - you can choose the information that goes in your card, eg. the project, the amount, the type of gift.

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We know thousands of children who could use the gift of life - an education - a home - a meal - hope!

Your gifts won’t just put a smile on the faces of friends and family – they’ll also help children at risk and their families who're living in poverty.picture3.png

To get started, click here to go to our website or you can choose exactly where your donation goes from the projects listed below.

 

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Please include an additional $2 per card to cover the cost of the card and postage.

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More ways to help....

9 Children need urgent sponsors

Education Centre in Myanmar

Break the Cycle 2015

Release a child from poverty today

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Make a child's Christmas in 2014 by sponsoring them for just $33 per month.

We have 9 children that urgently need sponsoring in Bangladesh
In many developing countries around the world, almost 2000 children are sponsored through Be A HERO - helping to create positive changes, not only for their sponsored child, the child's family and community, but also children in other sponsorship communities, for generations to come.

 

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Education Centre in Myanmar Starting Construction 2015

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Construction will start soon on the education centre at Be A HERO's partner, New Life Trust in Myanmar.

Myanmar ranks number 149 on the UN Human Development Index 2011.

Myanmar is also ranked number 120 in terms of education. (UN HDI & EI 2010) Many children do not have the opportunity to go to school, and those that do, receive very low levels of education.

As there are now signs that the Myanmar is opening up, economically and politically, basic education, English proficiency and computer skills are essential in assisting these communities out of poverty.

Some of the objectives of the education centre:-
new life be a hero education4.jpgA) To increase educational standard in English/Burmese literacy and computer literacy in this community.
B) To establish a preschool facility for community children.
C) To develop a designated library area within the Educational Training Centre.
D) To increase the employment opportunities and thereby reduce poverty in this community.

The education centre will also provide adult classes in IT, family planning, medical care and many other community needed ititiatives.

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Whilst it is not anticipated short term, long term fee for service could occur for education services.

Be A HERO has been a proud partner of New Life in Mynamar since 2008. To make a tax deductible donation towards the education centre click on the link below.

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Get ready for Break the Cycle - September 2015

kev and dave btc.jpgBreak the Cycle Australia - Great South East Queensland - is a challenging cycling event starting at Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane cycling 1000km in 8 days around the Great South East.

Challenge yourself to ride hard and raise funds for those less fortunate.

Since 2008 Break the Cycle has inspired thousands of Australians to ride, support and donate to transform the lives many children in developoing countries. 
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Till next month, we love you Heroes!

David & Fiona

 

HERO Army News - November 2014

on Thursday, 30 October 2014. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

Welcome to the November edition of the HERO Army News, three uplifting ways HEROES transform lives, read below...

  1. Super HERO Dinner - This Friday night we have our annual Super HERO Dinner, join us for a great night.
  2. Bangladesh Child Sponsorship - Uplifting news from the ground with Katherine Franks at child sponsorship projects we support in Bangladesh.
  3. HERO Army funds for sewing program - How your tax deductible donations are being used to provide self sustainable solutions for the girls in Cambodia.

HERO IT Donations

on Tuesday, 30 August 2016. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, Operation Educate A Child, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, HERO Partner, How to Be A HERO, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability

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Computers transform communities

The developed world is now driven by technology.

Through donations of in-date computers and affordable shipping through our HERO Partners, Be A HERO is transforming communities through providing IT equipment and installation.

Donations for shipping would enable more equipment to get to the communities that need it.

Volunteers are often needed to collect and pack the donated computers.

Consider a HERO Holiday if your skills lie in IT and you would like to transform a community.

A Cold and Hot Wheat Bag

on Friday, 25 September 2015. Posted in Volunteer, Current News, HERO Shop, Ethical Shopping, HERO Partner, Speak Up

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Wheat Bags by Lydia has the solution

Just 2 minutes in the microwave for hot or store in freezer for cold.

10% of profits are donated to Be A HERO Australia

Small 16cm x 46cm $22

Large 33cm x 46cm $30

Neck and Shoulders  50cm x 55cm $45

Ankle elasticised to keep in place $30

Separate wheat bag and washable cover

 

100% cotton wheat bag and cover

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call David Crawford on 0402137305

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