Classroom of Hope brings new hope to kids in developing countries by helping them to access education – the key ingredient in helping them break the poverty cycle into which they’re born.
Author: Samille Mitchell
Australian woman Kelley Chisholm was so awestruck by the success of a self-help program she came across in Rwanda that she has dedicated herself to raising the funds to support it, and others like it in other parts of East Africa, India and Cambodia. The program teaches desperately poor women to help themselves by providing the life skills and business training they need to create their own employment. In doing so, it has transformed the lives of thousands.
After working on the streets of Cambodia with girls who’d been trafficked, exploited, raped and beaten, Australian woman Julie Dowse felt her heart breaking. Desperate to help the innocent people before her, she set her sights on preventing their exploitation in the first place by focusing on the one thing she knew could make a difference – education. Through her charity AusCam Freedom Project, Julie has helped educate hundreds of Cambodian girls and given them new hope for a life off the streets – a life of purpose, happiness and meaning.
Australian charity Echo International Aid is bringing new hope to the lost people of Burma. These people have escaped the civil war of their home country to live out their lives in hiding in the Thai jungle, with little to no access to education, health care or hope for a better life.
Australian charity Hair Aid is helping slum-dwelling parents in the Philippines to learn the arts of hairdressing and sewing. In doing so it’s enabling parents to earn the money they need to feed their starving children and prevent lives of child prostitution, starvation and crime on the streets.
Everyday Perth women are stepping up as philanthropists to help disadvantaged women across the globe to live safely, with access to health, education and economic freedom, thanks to the creation of a collective giving charity – 100 Women. How and why are they having such an impact?
WA Australian of the Year for 2016 Anne Carey shares her experience as a nurse fighting the ravages of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, and explains what she learned about having the courage to be kind.
A new Western Australian charity is transforming the lives of autistic children by introducing them to the magic of surfing. Parents cannot believe the change in their autistic children, as surfing with Ocean Heroes transforms their kids from shy, depressed and anxious to carefree, confident and happy.
Penny Elsley’s Welcome Dinner Project is transforming lives by bringing together international students, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and established Australians for dinner. As they connect over food these groups of strangers are reminded of their common humanity. The resultant feeling of connection is, quite simply, changing lives.
What began as an impulsive bid to see if Andrew Costello could help one poverty-stricken Cambodian family has morphed into a charity that is changing the lives of hundreds of rural Cambodians. Cows for Cambodia breaks the poverty cycle by donating the one thing that can make a massive difference to rural Cambodian’s long-term prosperity – cows.
Inspired Magazine founder Samille Mitchell recounts her journey from being a painfully shy kid to realising the power in stepping up and allowing yourself to shine.
In August 2015 life and business coach Dianna Jacobsen attended an inspiring two-day presentation by self-help guru Dr Wayne Dyer in Melbourne, Australia. This turned out to be his last presentation, as he left this world peacefully only one week later. Dianna shares with us Dr Dyer’s renowned Ten Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, a framework for life which will serve us and generations to come.