Articles tagged with: AIDS

Issues - HIV/Aids and Other Diseases - Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Orphans, Kenya

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This region has a HIV/AIDS population of over 210,000 with an infection rate of over 12%. Nairobi has a HIV/AIDS population of over 175,000 with an infection rate of over 16%. [2] There are over 730,000 AIDS orphans in Kenya resulting from the HIV/AIDS crisis.  According to the U.S.Census Bureau/UNAIDS.  UNICEF estimates, the number of Kenyan orphans due to AIDS will increase to 1.5 million by 2010. (2)  Kenya has been able to demonstrate a clear tend of decreasing HIV prevalence over the past several years. During the past three years, critical HIV services have been scale up. As a result, general awareness and knowledge for HIV transmission are nearly universal.

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
 

What We've Done - Smile Africa - Libraries - Ghana

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Ghana, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Orphans

Ghana Smile Africa Library Be A HERO

City: Various - Ghana
Project: Libraries
Partner:  Smile Africa

Be A HERO partnered with Smile Africa to ship a 40’ container to Ghana, containing over 40,000 books, 50 computers, barrels of dehydrated soup mix, and some medical supplies. These goods were distributed to 10 communities to assist them in setting up Public Libraries.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Media Program Hero FM Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation HERO FM 1 Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  HERO FM Radio Station
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

This program is to benefit the community through education and awareness, among other things. Heroes of the Nation has obtained a radio and TV license and building of the station house commenced in July 2008.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Computer Lab and IT Training Program - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Computer Lab Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Computer Lab and IT
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

HOTN has seen the economic changes in Kenya due to advances in communication through the internet and the many jobs available to people with word processing and computer skills.  HOTN has been assessing the needs of both the students and the local community over the past two years and has seen the need for an I.T. based learning program for some time.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Dairy Farming - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Dairy Cow Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Dairy Farm
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The dairy program is in place so that the children and staff have fresh milk and also to allow for the sale of the excess milk to the community – generating an income for Heroes of the Nation to be able to sustain caring for orphans.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Medical Clinic Project Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Medical Clinic Be A HERO 2

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Medical Clinic
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The medical clinic will be open to the surrounding community as well as the school’s residents.  The clinic will be available 24/7 with on-call staff.

HOTN has received donated medical equipment and supplies from hospitals and medical facilities, with commitments for future shipments.  The government has also committed to pay for one doctor and one nurse to work part-time at the proposed medical clinic.  Once the clinic is operational, we hope to have the assistance of doctors and nurses that visit as part of our “Hero Holiday” program.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Water and Sanitation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Water Be A HERO

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City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Water and Sanitation
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation

In 2006, $27,000 dollars was raised in Australia to purchase a further 4 acres of land to build a sewerage treatment plant and water storage facility that will serve the future growth of Heroes of the Nation for up to 1000 children.

Heroes of the Nation have also used the extra property to grow much needed crops and to build facilities for the dairy cows program.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Girls' Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Girls Dorm Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Girls' Home
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The youngest and the most vulnerable of the children in Nyahururu, like in many places, are the girls.  The completion of accommodation for 80 of the youngest girls as our second major construction project was extremely satisfying.
The girls were so excited at having their own beds after living 2 and 3 to a bed previously.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Boys' Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Boys Accomodation Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Boys's Home
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

January 21, 2006 was a very joyous day at Heroes of the Nation as the older boys moved into their new dormitory. Those moving over from the old site used the donkey and our Land Cruiser to move mattresses and belongings. An atmosphere of celebration prevailed, with much laughing and fun.

Completion of this new dormitory allowed Heroes of the Nation to take in more orphaned children. On Monday morning the new children arrived. It was precious to see the boys greet and welcome the new orphans – they know what it is like to be a newcomer, and so went the extra mile to be warm, helpful and friendly. The “old hands” were eager to show the new boys around, helping them settle into the dorm, and quickly involving them in games and activities.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - School and Housing - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Boys Accomodation Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: School and Housing
Partner: Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

This children's home provides a home for children at risk. These children may be orphaned or, either unable to live at home, or be supported by their parents. These children's homes are in the form of orphanages, single-family housing, or hospitality centers. The children are provided with housing, education, and health-care. Education and training is culturally relevant and is centered on developing leaders for their societies.

What We've Done - Cambodia Hope Organization - Children's Village - Poipet, Cambodia

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Infrastructure, Orphans, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

Cambodia Childrens Village Be A HERO 1

City: Poipet, Cambodia
Project: Children's Village - Safe  Haven
Partner: Cambodian Hope Organization

In partnership with Hope for the Nations and Cambodian Hope Organization, Be A HERO has completed Stage 1 of the children’s village in Poipet - a children’s home for 24 at-risk children. The Children’s Village is desperately needed to enable the rescue of children before they fall victims of kidnapping and trafficking.

What We've Done - Cambodia Hope Organization - Safe Haven Childrens' Home - Poipet, Cambodia

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Infrastructure, Orphans, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

Cambodia Safe Homes Be A HERO

City: Poipet, Cambodia
Project:  Safe Haven Children's Village
Partner: Cambodia Hope Organization

Safe Haven Children’s Village has six children’s home each for 8 at-risk children and one mother. The Children’s Village was desperately needed to enable the rescue of children before they fall victims of kidnapping and trafficking. Five hectares of land has been purchased to facilitate this project.

What We've Done - Bel Vikas Kendra - Community Centre - Telpura, India

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, India, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Sustainability

India Community Centre - Telpura Be A HERO

City:  Telpura, India
Project: Community Centre/Medical Clinic/Convention Facility
Partner: Bel Vikas Kendra

The Community Centre/Convention Facility is seen as a vehicle to transform society by taking strategic measures to reduce poverty and increase opportunities, particularly for destitute children and families.  A medical clinic will provide a much needed fully stocked and staffed clinic for this region.  The school would provide access to education in this impoverished area.  

Community Centre: This will provide a location for medical clinics; adult education classes; health seminars; tutoring and meals for children; recreational and other community activities.  These classes and clinics will contribute to an improvement in the over-all well being of the community, providing hope for a better tomorrow. The Convention Facility will host conferences, seminars and retreats for leaders, youth and other groups, providing both a much-needed resource, and generating income for the programs.

Homelessness

on Tuesday, 30 July 2013. Posted in Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, FAQ, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda, Homelessness, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

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

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