Kids Hope Australia

Every child deserves to have a champion

So many children lack the care and support they so desperately need for healthy development – all it takes is one person to show up – one person to say you matter – you matter so much that I’m going to turn up once a week just for you.  One mentor – one child – […]

Now I’m that someone

In 2020, my mentor child left the school and in 2021 I was matched to a new girl, Jayne, who was in Year 2. I was advised that despite being able to speak, she was selectively mute.   So I was surprised that she spoke clearly without any prompting, as we filled in a “Getting to […]

Be that someone

Emma arrived at school with her face down and her thumb in her mouth. The reason was that for five years Emma had watched her Dad battle cancer, and one month before school started, he lost that battle and passed away. She was a little girl who had arrived at school with a broken heart.  […]