Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation

Bare Your Feet Bowls Day 2015

on Thursday, 15 October 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Join or Run a HERO Event, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Cambodia

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We had a great day Friday playing barefoot bowls at Cleveland Bowls Club while raising funds for rescued girls in Cambodia.smartline logo.jpg

A huge thank you to the team at Smartline Cleveland for organising the event, especially Erin and Karen for such great work to support our projects.

We have manged to raise over $4000 to purchase sewing machines forthe Agape Traning Centre in Svay Pak Cambodia

We cant thank you enough.

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To support this work

Purchase your made to order clothing for your business; school; sporting club; church; group holiday; social club.

The HERO Shop is in production of quality made-to-order garments - polo shirts, t-shirts and corporate shirts and restaurant aprons.

Garments are available in mens sizes S-XXXL and women's sizes 8-20 (Australian sizing).

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Current Project - Agape International Ministries - Sewing Training and Employment - Svay Pak, Cambodia

on Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Infrastructure, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

 
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City: Svay Pak, Cambodia
Project: Vocational Training
Partner: Agape International Ministries

Svay Pak is known as the prostitution capital of Phnom Penh. Be A HERO is working in Svay Pak to eradicate prostitution, human trafficking and slave labour by partnering in a vocational training facility which rescues the girls, rehabilitates them and then teaches sewing, English and Khmer literacy and numeracy, bible study, personal care and values.  The girls are employed in the sewing business which is providing them with good wages, working conditions and sustainability.

Current Project - Children’s Welfare Mission - Technical School - Namugongo, Uganda

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, War and Conflict, Extreme Poverty, Uganda, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability

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City: Namugongo, Uganda
Project:  Technical School at the Children’s Welfare Village
Partner:  Children’s Welfare Mission
Number of Children: 250

The Children’s Welfare Mission was established in 1990 by the Dutch organization, Stichting Kinderhulp Afrika. This village cares for 250 resident children, complete with housing, a primary school, a secondary school, and a vocational school. Also in the compound are a medical and dental clinic, and a large meeting hall/gymnasium which are available for use by the surrounding community.

Current Project - Global Concern - Sewing Training and MicroBusiness - India and Bangladesh

on Thursday, 21 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, India, Extreme Poverty, Sustainability

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Location:  India and Bangladesh
Project:  Vocational Training & Microbusiness - Sewing
Partner:  Global Concern - Every Home for Christ

Women's Lives are Changed!

Unskilled women in the communities where Every Home for Christ is educating children are also given an opportunity for self-development. In India and Bangladesh sewing classes train village women in the tailoring skills they need for employment and many are able to find work in garment factories, earning an income for the first time in their lives. The Indian women who formed a "Self-Help" group are so grateful to Every Home for Christ for giving them the opportunity to own their own sewing machines so they can sew clothes at home and earn a living. All these women from poor communities have developed in their self-esteem as they are able to help provide daily needs for their families.

$195 will provide a sewing machine to help one woman fight her way out of poverty

Current Project - Heroes of the Nation - Orphan and Student School & Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Schools - Education, Sponsor A Child, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Kenya, Sustainability

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City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Student and Orphan Accommodation
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

This campus has four accommodation buildings which accommodates 60-80 children – 60-80 beds and mattresses, 8 showers, 8 basins, 8 toilets and two beds for the house mothers.

North Americans you can sponsor these children

Current Project - New Life - Orphanage - Yangon, Myanmar

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Myanmar, Health - Natural Disaster - Community Development, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, Orphans, Sustainability

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City: Yangon
Project:  Orphanage
Partner:  New Life Foundation

Work commenced by a small group of dedicated people in South East Asia over a decade ago to care for the orphans in Yangon.

Over 300 children have been rescued, and now live in a loving environment where they receive their daily needs, medical care and education. Based in three different locations, they will be nurtured to become leading citizens within their respective regions.

Currently New Life has a rice paddy for sustainable growth. This will provide income, training and employment. To date, 44 acres is under crop, with a number of small crops grown in the off season.

Volunteers have also assisted in disaster relief, building medical clinics, building new housing and joining education teams.

Australians you can sponsor these children

Current Project - Salvation Army - IT Program and Internet Cafe - Tondo, Manila, The Philippines

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, The Philippines

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City: Tondo, Manila
Project:  I.T. Program & Internet Café
Partner: Salvation Army

Be A HERO Australia has 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.

Be A HERO Australia is now looking to partner with Tondo Salvation Army to supply and install computers into an internet café so that the vocational training program for the community can be expanded while at the same time bring self-sufficiency to this project.

Current Project - SHE - Rescue Home - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

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City:  Phnom Penh
Project:  Rescue Home for trafficking and prostitution
Partner:  SHE

This Rescue Home is a holistic development project and after care shelter catering to the specific needs girls aged 5- 16 who have been raped, prostituted, trafficked, or at risk. 
Based in Phnom Penh, the Home provides each of these girls with a safe and secure place where counselling, medical attention, and educational/vocational training and opportunities are provided. Educational activities include attending private school with supplemented language classes in both Khmer and English, literacy and computer skills.



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Current Supported Project - Empowering Cambodia - Training and Employment - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

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City:  Phnom Penh
Project: Vocational training
Partner:  Empowering Cambodia

This project has a heart to equip, empower and enrich the lives of the Cambodian people by providing long term solutions through the provision of quality development projects and is one of the centres supported by the HERO Shop.

Program beneficiaries bring with them a number of issues resulting from their circumstances, which include, but are not limited to children and youth who are living in extreme poverty, victims of sex trafficking, rape, domestic violence and addictions; children, youth and adults living with HIV; orphans either due to death, abandonment or poverty; and child headed households and labourers.

Current Supported Project - Bloom - Vocational Training - Cake & Card Making - Phnom Penh, Cambodia

on Wednesday, 20 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

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City:  Phnom Penh
Project:  Vocational Training - Cake Making and Card Making
Partner:  Bloom

Bloom is an educational/training development project that works directly with vulnerable young women in Cambodia, providing them with valuable vocational skills that lead to long-term employment, dignity and value.

Currently Bloom conducts hospitality training courses that include classes in café/barista skills, cookery, hygiene, workplace safety and specialist courses in cake art and paper craft.

All training is done through games, role play, and practical exercises to ensure girls from all educational backgrounds can participate.

Cyclone Pam Relief Appeal

on Monday, 16 March 2015. Posted in Current Projects, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Current News, HERO Shop, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Schools - Education, How to Be A HERO, Human Trafficking, Cambodia

 

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VANUATU EMERGENCY RELIEF / CYCLONE PAM

A major relief effort in Vanuatu after the devastation of Cyclone Pam is already underway, we are calling on all HEROES to support the efforts of locals to help those in desperate need.pangobeahero1.jpg

News from the ground in Vanuatu...

Like many other villages, Pango Village, just outside Port Vila, was devastatingly hit when Cyclone Pam crossed from the east to the west side of Vanuatu on Friday 13 March.

Initial reports and photographs show that the community has been severely affected with many roofs and shacks destroyed, trees uprooted, subsistence gardens lost, jobs in jeopardy and lives in ruins.

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Over the past 10 years our friends at Cleveland High School have built a relationship with Pango Village, with groups of staff and students undertaking ambitious projects in the local schools and kindergartens.

Staff and students from their Sister School, Pango Centre School, have travelled to Cleveland for personal development and expanded education.

People urgently need shelter, clean water, food and sanitation and as we find out more information we will alert you to specific needs like housing and infrastructure rebuilding.

While it is exciting to build relationships in good time, the test of these relationships comes in times of need.

We are appealing to all school families as well as the wider Be A HERO community, to reach out with a tax deductible donation to help to help rebuild the schools, kindergartens, village infrastructure and homes of those worst affected, as well as to provide emergency aid where needed.

All money raised will go to the relief effort in Pango Village and beyond if possible.

If you want to help, donations can be made to Be A HERO Australia on the link below or bank transfer.donate

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BSB : 034 070  ACC : 308 700

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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

Together, we can do amazing things, come on HEROES!

                           

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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

 

 

 

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:-
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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

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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 - 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

 

 

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