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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
 

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 - 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

Burundi Be A HERO 2

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 - 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 - 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 - Dining Hall and Kitchen - Nyahururu, Kenya

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

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Dining Hall Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Dining and Community Hall
Partner: Heroes of the Nation
Number of children: 516

There was a lot of new construction at Heroes of the Nation in 2006, enabling more orphaned children to be accepted into the Home.  However, more children = more strain on the existing infrastructure, which must be upgraded to handle the ever-increasing numbers of children.

The dining hall has enabled the children to eat together sheltered from the elements.  It is also be used for school assemblies and other large-group activities as well.  The cost to build the new kitchen, and the dining hall is $50,500.00 USD.

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 - 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.

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

Extreme Poverty

on Sunday, 30 December 2012. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, FAQ, Ghana, Liberia, Projects, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Extreme Poverty, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

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'.
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