• Maria’s Story

    It’s difficult to imagine what Maria* has been through. But the lines on her face tell stories of deep sadness and grief. Maria has three sons and a daughter who were raised in Aleppo, Syria – a city now famous for the images of war and devastation that have crossed our TV screens. Their family …

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  • Moving Mountains

    This is Vicki and Tracey. This incredible duo host an annual fundraiser in their little country town called Boonah in Queensland. They have such gentle hearts but a fire in their bones when it comes to raising funds and awareness for our partner, OM MTI in Cambodia. OM MTI are working among the most vulnerable …

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  • Slum’s Repaired

    Many homes in the slums of Phnom Penh, Cambodia are in a terribly run down state. When it rains, many of them flood and families suffer terrible illnesses due to the poor conditions. Since 2015, a partner organisation of Ordinary Heroes™, OM MTI, has been helping families repair and rebuild their homes with new and …

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  • Fiver For A Farmer

    We jumped on the ‘Fiver For A Farmer’ wagon. We were majorly inspired to take action, so we did. A kid called Jack set a goal to raise $20k for our Aussie farmers who are doing it tough. The tally so far is well over $400,000 already. WOAH! What an ordinary hero! Shout out to …

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  • Mia’s Story

    Mia* is the youngest of four children in her family. Currently, Mia is working with her mother in a tobacco [cigarette] factory to help provide income for the family. Mia’s father died when she was only 2 years old. Like the majority of people in Bangladesh, she was born into a very poor family. There …

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  • ‘I love you’

    In Cambodia, a formerly violent husband and father reported that the new teaching he had received at OM MTI had changed his life and that of his family. “It is very shameful to think of what I have done to my family in the past,” he said. “I used my power to control all of …

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  • Waste not, want not.

    “Waste not, want not,” declares Val Watt as we chat in her freshly painted classroom of the new OM Zambia Skills Training Centre. Val is the main lecturer of the Teacher’s Training Course (TTC) programme. The course is designed to provide Africans with the skills they need to be effective teachers in community schools. Val …

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  • Despite All Odds

    This is Turky Awaad. He’s from Al-Qa’im, west of Iraq. He came to the refugee camp in Lebanon 15 months ago. Turky has a story. He lost his leg as a result of the war between ISIS and the Iraqi army. Turky has 2 daughters who don’t know if their husbands are still alive and …

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  • Compassion – more than just an emotion

    One of my earliest childhood memories was of me crying as I sat in front of our television at home, watching donation appeals for children dying of hunger in Ethiopia. I used to wonder what I could ever do that could help, as I’m just simple little me. The desire to be a part of …

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  • Claire – B4T Developer in Uganda

    Last year, Andrew, an Australian member of the B4T Core Team could not keep the excitement out of his voice as we spoke on Skype – Andrew in Yangon, Myanmar and me in the UK. We must start B4T in Uganda!! Of course I was excited about Uganda, the country where I was born, but …

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