Causes

With the many important objectives of our Foundation we support causes of those who fit the criteria.

We hope that you too are able to support our causes and join us in our mission to relieve poverty, suffering and distress for the poor, the sick, the dying and the bereaved and deliver core life skills and counselling services and education to families and children living with life-limiting illnesses, or less fortunate circumstances.

 

Ian Mavor Foundation Educational Projects for Children

The Ian Mavor Foundation designs and produces resources for children and their families and gifts them to children via other charities, community groups and individuals that need resources to help the children that come into their care for help and support.

Our current projects include:

Paradise Kids Storybook Collection
The Paradise Kids Storybook Collection is designed to be a useful tool to help children relate to the deep emotional issues and the painful situations they are currently facing in the safeness of a storybook. The storybooks help children identify the causes of their feelings and provide gentle reassurance that they can; handle this change in their life, learn valuable life skills, be reassured of the ability to handle future challenges, become strong and resilient.
Storybooks can be purchased via the Angel Appeal website. A portion of books are sent free of charge to those needing help and support but cannot physically attend the Paradise Kids groups.

Paradise Kids Buddy Training Manuals
IMF aims to design and produce the training manuals that assist in the training of Paradise Kids Grief and Loss Buddies. The manuals are provided free to each buddy as part of their training. The Paradise Kids ‘Buddy’ role is to support children to explore, understand, and express safely their feelings about their loss. As a buddy, they will work each week with the same child in a group setting.

Meet Our Malakai!

The support of the education of Malakai is made possible because of the Rev. Dr Ian Mavor Foundation for Integral Education, Health and Spirituality. 

Rev. Dr Ian Mavor was himself dedicated to life-long education and would be delighted with this opportunity to help a young man complete his education. 

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Malakai is a sixteen year old boy.

Malakai is a tall young man who just loves to play rugby and soccer.

He lives with his very large extended family who rely heavily on a subsistence livelihood.

He has a lot of daily chores including tending to all the animals they have - horses, goats, cows, chicken and pigs.

Malakai tell us that he loves animals. He also helps his father in the garden and goes out fishing with him during the weekend. He said most of their food comes from their own garden and they try to be self-sufficient.

Malakai travels to school each day on foot, and his favourite subject is Maths. When he is not at school he loves to play rugby and soccer.

When he grows up, Malakai wants to be a teacher. Malakai is attending Form 5 in 2016.

Through Fiji Kids Learning for Life, who is a grassroots charity providing financial assistance to help the neediest children attend school, the Ian Mavor Foundation is able to support Malakae.

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Learning for Life refers to the commitment sponsors are asked to make in supporting a child for the duration of their primary and secondary education.

Children are selected by local Head Masters on the basis of acute financial hardship and the child's commitment to learning, regardless of academic performance.

If you would like to make a donation to help us sponsor more children click here 

If you would like to find out more about Fiji Kids - learning for life directly click here

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The Charter for Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but