Articles tagged with: Education

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.

Completed Project - Hope for the Nations - Education Centre - Ganta, Liberia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Liberia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure

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City: Ganta, Liberia
Project:  School - Hope Academy
Partner:  Hope for the Nations
Number of Children: 582 students (currently)

Hope Academy provides education to over 580 impoverished children in a rented facility.  Be A HERO has partnered with Hope for the Nations to complete construction of their new, 15 classroom facility that will eventually facilitate education for 1000 children. Another vital component to this Hope Village is Mercy House, which cares for severely malnourished children, feeding and providing medical care until the children regain their health and can return home.

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 - Jesus Loves the Little Children - Orphanage - Davao, The Philippines

on Friday, 05 July 2013. Posted in Completed Projects, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, The Philippines

The Philippines Orphanage - Davao Be A HERO

City: Davao, The Philippines
Project:  Orphanage
Partner:  Jesus Loves the Little Children
Number of Children: 68

Jesus Loves the Little Children was established out of a deep conviction to meet the needs of the orphaned, neglected, abandoned, and/or abused street children in metro Manila. The vision is to rescue hundreds from the streets to be cared for and loved as one's own. JLLC's goal is to establish a children's home that will become self-sustaining through networking, resource mobilization, and micro-enterprise projects.

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 - Home for Children Rescued in Burundi - Bujumbura, Burundi

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Burundi, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Orphans, War and Conflict

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City: Bujumbura, Burundi
Project: Childrens Home
Partner: Children Rescued in Burundi (C.R.I.B.)
Number of Children: 48

C.R.I.B was founded in 1993 by Christine Chapman, a registered nurse and midwife from Great Britain. She originally went to Burundi to establish a maternity clinic and dispensary. After three years, war broke out, and Chrissy started collecting babies that had been left to die on garbage heaps. C.R.I.B. now cares for 48 children in their own facility which includes a school, and a secondary school run out of rented premises.

North Americans you can sponsor these children

What We've Done - School - Uberlandia – Minas Gerais, Brazil

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Brazil, Extreme Poverty

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City: Uberlandia – Minas Gerais, Brazil
Project: School
Number of Children: 185 in the first year

By modifying an existing building, and constructing eight new classrooms, 185 children who currently have no access to school will be able to start their studies. 185 children who live in extremely impoverished conditions will be admitted for kindergarten (ages three to five) and first grade (age six). The school will also provide meals and snacks, recreational activities, and adult education in computer, English, and Spanish.

What We've Done - Hope for the Nations - Home for Young Mothers - Chang Mai, Thailand

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Thailand, Sustainability

Thailand Home for Young Mothers - Chang Mai Be A HERO 2

City:  Chang Mai, Thailand
Project:  Home and Training
Partner: Hope for the Nations

This program helps young single mothers-to-be with antenatal and postnatal live-in care. Once the mother and baby are thriving, HFTN then provides education and vocational training for the girls so that they can provide for themselves and their babies to break the cycle of poverty.

The silk items in the HEROShop come directly from the girls in the HFTN program in Chang Mai. The profits go directly back to the project to help other disadvantaged young mothers and their infants.

What We've Done - Salvation Army - IT Program Community Project - Tondo, The Philippines

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

The Philippines Computer Installation - Tondo Manila Be A HERO

City: Manila, The Philippines
Project:  Computer Installation & Community Centre
Partner:  Salvation Army

Be A HERO supplied and installed eight computers at the Tondo Salvation Army to enable people in the Tondo community to receive free vocational training in computer skills.

What We've Done - Salvation Army - IT Program - Joyville Children's Home - Manila, The Philippines

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

The Philipinnes Salvation Army - Joyville Childrens Home - Manila Be A HERO 2

City: Manila, The Philippines
Project:  IT Program - Orphanage
Partner:  Salvation Army

Be A HERO supplied and installed computers for the children to learn computer skills.  The 38 children who currently live at Joyville now have an opportunity to learn skills that will take them into a future with HOPE and EQUALITY.

Joyville are also planning to run a vocational training program for the surrounding community.

With the growing number of street children and children at risk in the Philippines, there is a need for the provision of alternative safe accommodation.

What We've Done - Salvation Army - IT Program Bethany Children's Home - Quezon City, The Philippines

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Infrastructure, Orphans, The Philippines

The Philipinnes Salvation Army - Bethany Childrens Home - Manila Be A HERO

City:  Quezon City, The Philippines
Project:  Computer Installation
Partner:  Salvation Army

Be A HERO supplied and installed computers for the children to learn computer skills.  The 29 girls who currently live at Bethany now have an opportunity to learn skills that will take them into a future with HOPE and EQUALITY.

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 - Crop Farming and Agricultural Development Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Crop Farming Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Purchase Planter Machinery
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

Be A HERO Australia has been donated $20,000 AUD to support Stage 1 of this project.  The planter machinery has been purchased with this money.

With 500 orphans to feed and educate, Heroes of the Nation is commencing various farming projects to feed and educate the children in agriculture while providing employment for the local community.

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.

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