Connecting Hands Training Cafe (Cambodia)

Connecting Hands Training Cafe – Traineeship (Cambodia)
Connecting Hands (2010) is an Australian based, independent not-for-profit charity reaching out to young victims of human trafficking and slavery in Cambodia.

Sustainable employment is often the only way to remove and support women who have suffered enslavement and violence and prevent the occurrence of further exploitation & slavery.

Hopes and Dreams (South Africa)

Economic Empowerment – women’s self-help groups (South Africa)
Hopes and Dreams began their first project in 2010 and are passionate about their work to help break the cycle of poverty for those who have lived with it for years and even generations.

Hopes and Dreams is dedicated to delivering self-sustaining, poverty breaking solutions through micro enterprise and water development projects in Africa and India.

They focus on two key areas:

Children First Foundation

Rehab Through Play Project
Children First Foundation (CFF) is a Melbourne based not-for-profit charity founded in 1999. They facilitate life-changing – sometimes life-saving – surgery in Australia for children from developing countries. The children they support are unable to access the medical procedures, resources and care that they require as these complex and often multiple surgical procedures are not available in the children’s own countries.

CFF work in collaboration with extraordinary surgeons, medical doctors, health professionals and hospitals who often provide this first-class treatment and allied health therapy, on a pro bono basis and to date have supported over 350 children from more than 30 different countries.

Story Dogs

260 New Books for Story Dogs
The Story Dogs Mission is to make reading fun for children, so they become confident lifelong readers. No child should be left behind in literacy.

Formed in 2009 in northern NSW, Story Dogs has expanded to now be operating in six Australian states, partnering with 224 schools, with 374 volunteer Dog Teams helping over 1880 children every week.

Bright Futures (Northern Uganda)

Lukodi Health Centre – Vaccine Fridge / Freezer
Bright Futures works in partnership with established agencies primarily in Uganda, Kenya, India and Pakistan to provide vital education, health and development programs that address the causes of poverty and offer the prospect of a better life.

In January 2016, Bright Futures, in partnership with Bishop Onono Onweng Foundation, established the Lukodi Health Centre in the village of Lukodi in Northern Uganda. The health centre was a much-needed facility for local villagers in the Lukodi area

Barrier Breakers Inc.

Art as Therapy
Barrier Breakers will develop two, Art as Therapy programmes in Sale Victoria. One programme will be for the general community and one for the indigenous community, which will concentrate specifically on indigenous art forms. In both cases, the programmes will be open to people who have a mental illness and to their families and carers.

Deafblind Association NSW (Inc.)

Unheard Voices – Tactile Interpreters for performance rehearsals
The Deafblind Association NSW Inc (DBANSW) was formed in 1989 in Sydney due to limited social services available to adults with deafblindness. It has developed into an organisation that provides support to people with deafblindness to advocate for systemic change to ensure their inclusion in their communities. DBANSW undertakes community education, volunteer training as well as providing social support.

Wongan Community Care Inc.

Therapy Fun – training for volunteers
Wongan Community Care (WCC) is a grassroots, not-for-profit, community organisation that began over 40 years ago and was originally established as a support organisation for people with disabilities or those who are living in disadvantaged circumstances in the central Wheat belt region of WA.

Palliative Care South Australia Inc (PCSA)

State Palliative Care Conference – enable 20 palliative care volunteers to attend

Palliative Care South Australia Inc (PCSA) has been the peak body for palliative care in South Australia since 1984. It is a not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people living with terminal illness and those who care for them.

PCSA has been a consistent and influential driver of palliative care service development and discussion for over 30 years, continuing to be active in facilitation of education and training for health care professionals, carers and the general public on a number of fronts.