FMN Annual Report 2021

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Welcome to our Annual Report for 2020/2021. This year has been filled with challenges that we have never had to navigate before. The unrelenting advance of COVID 19 through our projects affected both our teams, their families and our beneficiaries. Yet in true Forget Me Not style, we held to the positive and have emerged in pretty good shape. Our partners and supporters have stood with us as we changed strategy to deliver emergency support and care for everyone in our reach. Proudly, lives have been saved, suffering eased and futures made more secure. As we move on to the new year, we are more determined to make a difference than ever before. Many children have passed through our doors on their journey home. We continue to advocate for them and their right to be with their family. Finally my deep respect and thanks for the team that stands beside me both here in Australia and in Nepal, India and Uganda.

Andrea Nave CEO

FORGET ME NOT AUSTRALIA LIMITED

raising children to be thriving, vibrant and connected to family, community and opportunity

PO Box 245 Yugerra country Corinda Q 4075 Charity Number CH1521 ACN 610 061 679 ABN 55 469 493 449 We are a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, all donations made to Forget Me Not over $2 are tax-deductible within Australia.

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Since the beginning of the pandemic 1 in 40 residents in india have been infected with COVID-19. The numbers are much higher in the communities we serve. There have been 34,037,592 confirmed cases and 451, 814 deaths reported to the world health organisation. A total of 951,984, 373 vaccine doses have been administered. Hospitals have been overwhelmed and turned away countless patients because there simply are not enough beds. Many people have lost their jobs. Daily wage earners and migrant labourers have been hard hit. The aviation and tourism industries have been severely affected.

FORGET ME NOT PARTNERS WITH LOCAL CHILDREN’S CHARITY LAKSHYA AAKRITI FOUNDATION (LAF) AND PROVIDES SMALL GRANTS FOR INITIATIVES THAT PREVENT FAMILY SEPARATION AND PROMOTE EDUCATION. LAF DIRECTOR DIPTESH SINGH REPORTS FROM INDIA.

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projectHELP is focused on Health, Education, Livelihoods and Possibilities. Our work is child-focused and supports families to be self-sustaining so that their children can dive into the magical world of education head first! Lakshya Aakriti Foundation provides free education to children living in slum areas so that they can be enrolled in mainstream education. We teach children about hygiene, nutrition, literacy, numeracy, science, and living skills through regular classes. COVID-19 forced closure of all Brighter Futures Study Centres and all classes have been suspended, as have mainstream schools. Sadly, children and families we have been working with for more than a decade to instill lifelong love of learning leading to brighter futures are losing hope. With schools closed indefinitely children have no option but to return to selling toys at traffic signals at risk of being recruited by begging mafias. Thankfully, one group of young entrepreneurs have started their own business selling handmade recycled newspaper pouches to shopkeepers. Their reason, “we don’t want to sell toys or pens at traffic signals anymore.”

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Forty seven mothers have been regularly attending classes to improve their skills and confidence in finding paid employment or starting their own enterprises. It’s a testament to their resilience and tenacity to continue with classes even when faced with heartbreaking loss and soul wrenching challenges. We worked hard to provide emergency food supplies, masks and sanitizer to children and their families. Children and families were taught how to keep safe as well as money management. All while trying to reduce panic and sustain a sense of community and care. Two community kitchens were established in collaboration with local churches and community groups to feed thousands of children and families. Nursing mothers were prioritised for nutritious meals and support while feeding babies and young children. Fresh water was delivered daily. One of our teachers worked with health care workers to provide support throughout the pandemic to date. Your donations also helped us rent houses in the community to isolate COVID positive people and help stop the spread.


HEARTFELT THANKS TO LONG TIME SUPPORTER AND VOLUNTEER CAMPAIGN MANAGER JOANNE HEATH WHO RALLIED A TEAM OF BIG-HEARTED FOLK TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS DURING THE CRISIS. YOU LITERALLY SAVED LIVES. HERE ARE FEW WAYS YOUR EFFORTS WERE FELT: EMERGENCY FUNDS WERE USED TO SUPPLY 400+ FAMILIES WITH HOUSEHOLD ESSENTIALS INCLUDING FOOD, TOILETRIES AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES. THREE PRIVATE RESIDENCES WERE RENTED AND TRANSFORMED INTO HOME QUARANTINE CENTRES. TWO DOCTORS AND FOUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS ASSISTED WITH PRIDE AND DETERMINATION. WE SUPPLIED MORE THAN TWO METRIC TONNES OF OXYGEN TO PEOPLE IN NEED AND ASSISTED WITH CRITICAL CARE HOSPITAL ADMISSION OF 71 PEOPLE. IN COLLABORATION WITH FIVE LOCAL NGOS AND A TEAM OF SOCIAL WORKERS WE RAN A COMMUNITY KITCHEN SERVING UP 1200 MEALS A DAY TO HUNGRY AND MALNOURISHED COMMUNITY MEMBERS. WE TRAINED AND MENTORED A TEAM OF FOUR COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PREVENT AND PROTECT DISPLACED AND MISSING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

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RESCUE The Nepal Government has enforced strict measures to remove children from institutions. Forty children (23 girls and 17 boys) were rescued by the Nepal Government from six institutions and transferred to our transit care (Shakti Ghar) to begin the family reintegration process. Operators were found to be using children to ask for donations via social media platforms, especially YouTube and Facebook. Parents continue to be shocked when they discover the horrid living conditions of their children in orphanages. They continue to tell us they thought their children were living well and getting a good education. Families and operators seem to be in the dark about the intrinsic harms that institutionalisation impacts on children and denies the child’s basic right to be raised by their family, growing up in community. The NCRC now provides basic health supplies support at Shakti Ghar and also for transitional care support for rescued children.

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Globally, over 190 million people have been infected by Coronavirus while four million people have lost their lives. Nepal was among the poorly prepared countries. The two major waves of COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns between March 2020 to July 2021 jolted the country with loss of lives to disease, livelihoods, poor mental well-being and closures of schools for children.

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Kathmandu valley authorities imposed strict prohibitory orders effective from April 29 to help slow the spread of the virus. Nepal recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 new cases 7,137 on 2 May 2021. COVID-19 infection tally stood at 633,679 and 9,009 deaths across the country as of 27 June 2021. The government decided to vaccinate 72% of the 30 million population, as 28% are under fourteen years of age. However, less than 4% of the total population has received both doses. According to a study conducted by the National Planning Commission, 1.57 million people lost their jobs and 1.2 million people were pushed below the poverty line due to the loss of livelihoods caused by the pandemic. It destroyed the economy and lives of people. The pandemic challenged us at personal and professional levels. Our six staff and a few family members of our reunified children got infected but fortunately, we all recovered. The second wave hit us hard and was more dangerous and lethal. During such dangerous and difficult times, FMN and THIS teams worked together collecting the learnings from last year’s first wave of COVID-19 lockdown. We followed the government’s COVID-19 safety protocols and started work from home modality and mobilized our team of program and finance during emergencies like rescues and bank visits. We fed the most needy and vulnerable communities, 743 children and 456 families. We raised our concerns to the government through child protection cluster meetings on rapidly reunified children and appealed for directives for no new registration of homes and no new children enrolment in institutions. We sensitized over 22,000 people on the harms of institutionalization through radio messages, jingles, online sessions, changing their hearts and minds. We provided COVID-19 emergency relief support to 1946 vulnerable people including children, elderly people and members with disability. 40 children were rescued by National Child Rights Council (NCRC) from six institutions and were transferred to Shakti Ghar for their family reintegration. Our team continued virtual monitoring and coordination through phone calls, video calls with children, families and 32 central and local authorities to ensure that our 199 reunified children are safe, vibrant, thriving and connected to family, community and opportunity and also there is no unnecessary child-family separation due to the pandemic. We made the best use of technology to connect virtually, FMN Rise helped us share our efforts to FMN supporters and well-wishers. Wellbeing Wednesdays helped our team to connect with our Australian family and to learn and share the importance of our wellbeing before we step in to help others. We provided mental health sessions to children, families and staff to listen to their feelings and fears, and to share some mantras (solutions) to feel and cope better.

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REUNIFICATION Amid the COVID fear and eased lockdown our fourteen Reintegration Officers reunified thirty eight children with their families in ten districts this year. The team helps children transition from orphanage to family care. It is because of their continued effort that parents of three children did not return their children to institutions. One mother finally succeeded in bringing her two children home from an orphanage after almost a year of trying. Our Reintegration Officers visit families and bring stories of hopes and challenges. Hopes that encourage us to do more and challenges that inspire us to not to stop. When travel restrictions were eased at different times of the year, our reintegration team safely travelled to thirty two districts, conducting 375 visits to 199 reunified children, monitoring their wellbeing and the resilient environment provided by families and communities. We have 226 young hearts (105 girls and 121 boys) aka cases in our family reintegration program across thirty one districts. In total, 66% reunified children are living with their biological families, 29% are in kinship care, 1% in informal foster care, 1% in independent supported living (ISL) and 3% are going home soon.

ADVOCACY Dikshya has been a responsible mentor to her nineteen sisters. She is the lead tenant and ‘family’ head for FMN ISL flat with Sita and Sangita. Dikshya passed her Bachelor of Social Work with good grades and has now joined FMN as a trainee to learn family reintegration and practice social work. She is proudly leading SHINE TOGETHER - Care Experienced Network Nepal and facilitating the input of care-experienced young people in international forums. Dikshya is committed to expanding the network and encouraging more young people with care experience to advocate for their rights. The alliance made an excellent submission to the Day of General Discussion, including contributions from many young people.

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“WE WERE FORCED TO STEAL MONEY FROM THE VISITORS WHILE THEY STAYED THERE AND WE WOULD NOT BE GIVEN DINNER IF WE DID NOT DO WHAT SHE (CARE HOME OPERATOR) WANTED.” “THE ORPHANAGE WAS NOT GOOD AND WE WANTED TO BE WITH OUR FAMILY RATHER THAN IN THE ORPHANAGE. WE GOT TO SPEAK WITH OUR FAMILY ONCE A MONTH ONLY.” “I HAVE A MOTHER, FATHER, TWO SISTERS AND TWO BROTHERS AT HOME AND I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO THEM FOR 6 MONTHS.” “I DID NOT WANT TO RETURN TO THE ORPHANAGE BUT MY MOTHER SAID THAT THEY HAD PAID MONEY FOR MY FUTURE AND HAD GIVEN MONEY TO THE ORPHANAGE.”

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“IN THE ORPHANAGE I HAD TO DO DIFFERENT HOUSEHOLD CHORES SUCH AS CLEAN DISHES, WASH CLOTHES, SWEEP FLOORS, AND LOOK AFTER CHICKENS.”


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THIS HAS BEEN A YEAR LIKE NEVER BEFORE FOR THE ENTIRE FMN PROJECT IN UGANDA. It was a year of completely new experiences for our children, their families and the FMN team. It was a year mixed with sadness and happiness amidst the deadly COVID-19 virus. The first wave of COVID-19 affected us so much as there was a total lock down of the country resulting in a food crisis. Despite hardships in the economy we managed to provide food relief to all our children and their families thanks to FMN and all our donors.


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The second wave of the COVID-19 virus brought much more challenges to the entire project as we were confronted with a number of our children infected with the virus, their guardians hospitalised and two deaths of our grandparents. Like never before, the support provided to support families by providing food relief and medication became extremely important and saved the lives of our children and their guardians. In a country without vaccines and no medical insurance, the COVID-19 pandemic is more or less a life sentence. Phone calls from our children and their guardians were mainly announcing emergencies of a relative who is very sick. Despite the limited transport, we managed to save all our children including those who tested positive. We concentrated on boosting the immunity of all the children and their families through providing food stuffs, vegetables and fruits as well as other supplies so as to minimise the risk of them contracting the virus. For those who tested positive, we ensured that a very quick response was made. To our dear sponsors, I say thank you on behalf of all our children and their families. Thank you for standing with the most vulnerable especially during a life threatening period. The situation is still not good as schools and other businesses remain closed and some families are still unable to provide for themselves given the fact that all children are confined in homes which is increasing the number of people in need of food.

Because of death and disease that occupied the entire period, one would imagine that nothing positive was achieved during the period but the reality is different. During the same period, our two nursing students were able to complete their studies and both of them got jobs in health facilities. As we struggled to save the lives of many people, our two nursing graduates were among the health workers who were directly managing COVID-19 patients in the facilities that they are working with while one completed her studies in Tourism and Hotel Management. As implementers, we join FMN and our sponsors to celebrate the achievement of Victoria and Robinah who managed to be among the frontline workers in the country working day and night to save lives. Thank you to our sponsors for enabling them to start a journey in their medical profession. We also congratulate Sharifah for completing her course in tourism. They have joined a group of other children and young people we support who have qualified with different skills at various levels of education. Thank you all. The same period, we managed to build a brand new house for Miss T and her grandmother. When we visited her at home and found the condition in which they lived we knew their lives were in danger, especially given the advanced age of her grandmother and her health condition. Our request to FMN to enable them to get a decent house was granted as we embarked on a campaign to raise the money for the project. Thanks to the Zonta Club of Caloundra City for providing the funds which we used to construct the house and thanks to other sponsors who enabled us to buy household items for the family. Today Miss T and her family are living in a decent house without risks of falling sick due to poor sanitation and weather conditions. As Miss T sobbed with tears of joy she remarked, “thanks to my sponsors I am now safe and my grandmother thanked me for the new house.” Equally so, a number of our children completed different levels of education and shall be continuing with higher levels as soon as schools are reopened. Grace, Jacob and Esau completed their Uganda Certificate of Education level and shall be continuing with advanced level education as well as Vocational skilling while Timothy, Mariam and Tinah completed primary education and shall proceed to secondary school because they performed well.

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FMN has never relented to reunite children with their families regardless of the hardships involved. During this year we managed to establish links and have discussions with two people who are suspected to be parents of the last girl whose family hasn’t been established yet. Although the suspected father is very positive and excited with the news of his child, the suspected mother has insisted that she isn’t the mother. Fortunately, both of them have agreed to do a DNA test and we are praying that results turn positive for both of them or at least one as no information about the biological family is known to us. Both suspected parents haven’t met her as a measure to protect her until such a time when we are certain about them.


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One of my highlights for 2020/21 was the completion of school by Victoria, Robinah and Sharifah is a great milestone in their lives that they will never be the same again. We have seen them grow from childhood in primary school through to college where they have graduated as professionals. Am indebted to all their sponsors for remaining supportive to them and for trusting us with their money. FMN is supporting children to gain independence.

Finally, I’d like to thank Fred the builder: you exhibited the highest level of honesty and hard work. You worked with minimal supervision and yet produced good work. Thank you also to the Zonta Club of Caloundra for the support towards the house for life. You changed the lives of the family members and the entire community is thankful.

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F I N A N C I A L R E P O R T

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Forget Me Not Australia Limited ABN: 55 469 493 449

AUDITED FINANCIAL REPORT For the year ended 30 June 2021


Forget Me Not Australia Limited

Statement of Income and Expenditure For the year ended 30 June 2021

INCOME Donations & Bequests Revenue from Investments Revenue from Goods & Services Grants Received

30-Jun-21

694,067.47 74.57 19,660.72 72,852.00

30-Jun-20 684,618.78 186.79 33,694.58 22,892.63

TOTAL INCOME

786,654.76

741,392.78

TOTAL INCOME

786,654.76

741,392.78

EXPENSES All Other Expenses Donations / Sponsorships Employee Expenses

23,313.35 552,516.55 141,961.70

TOTAL EXPENSES NET PROFIT

50,029.63 587,033.95 141,665.22 (717,791.60)

(778,728.80)

68,863.16

(37,336.02)

Forget Me Not Australia Limited

Balance Sheet As at 30 June 2021

30-Jun-21

30-Jun-20

ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Bank Nepal 1689 Bank Web Saver 3437 Bank Uganda 8565 Bank General 8566 Bank India 7390

55,395.36 70,994.03 1,744.54 12,352.34 10,078.11

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS NON-CURRENT ASSETS Plant and Equipment Less Accumulated Depreciation

1,307.35 73,314.17 117.59 7,964.50 3,424.25 150,564.38

15,153.00 (15,153.00)

TOTAL ASSETS

86,127.86

15,153.00 (15,153.00) 150,564.38

86,127.86

LIABILITIES CURRENT LIABILITIES Superannuation Payable PAYG Withholding Tax Payable ATO Integrated Client Account Balance

1,606.95 6,643.00 (2,555.00)

3,175.59 6,946.00

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

5,694.95

10,121.59

TOTAL LIABILITIES

5,694.95

10,121.59

144,869.43

76,006.27

144,869.43 The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements. These statements should be read in conjunction with the attached audit report. TOTAL ACCUMULATED FUNDS 144,869.43

76,006.27

NET ASSETS ACCUMULATED FUNDS Retained Earnings

76,006.27

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Notes to the Financial Statements For the year ended 30 June 2021

NOTE 1: STATEMENT OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

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This is a special purpose financial report prepared for use by the committee and members of the association. The committee have determined that the association is not a reporting entity. The financial report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the following Australian Accounting Standards: AASB 110: AASB 1031:

Events after the Balance Sheet Date Materiality

No other Accounting Standards, Australian Accounting interpretations or other authoritative pronouncements of the Australian Accounting Standards Board have been applied. The financial report is prepared on an accruals basis and is based on historic costs and does not take into account changing money values or, except where specifically stated, current valuations of non-current assets. The following specific accounting policies, which are consistent with the previous period unless otherwise stated, have been adopted in the preparation of this financial report: b.

Property, Plant and Equipment Property, plant and equipment are carried at cost, independent or committee valuation. All assets, excluding freehold land and buildings, are depreciated over the useful lives to the association.

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Inventories Inventories are measured at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Costs are assigned on a first-in first-out basis and include direct materials, direct labour and an appropriate proportion of variable and fixed overhead expenses.

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Statement by Board of Directors The committee have determined that the association is not a reporting entity and that this special purpose financial report should be prepared in accordance with the accounting policies outlined in Note 1 to the financial statements. The committee of the association declare that:

Forget Me Not Australia Limited

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493 449 the association keeps financial records in ABN: a way55 to469 properly record the association's income and Statement byand Members expenditure and dealings with its assets liabilities; of the Committee

the financial statements and notes, present fairly the financial position of Forget Me Not Australia Limited as

The Committee have conducted a thorough review of the assets and Asset Register of Forget Me Not Australia at 30 June 2021 and its performance for the period ended on that date in accordance with the accounting Limited.

policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements; and

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The Committee of the association declare that:

in the committee's opinion there are reasonable grounds to believe that the association will be able to pay and when become due and 1.its debts The as attached Assetthey Register presents fairlypayable. the assets of Forget Me Not Australia Limited as at 30 June 2021; and

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors and is signed for and on behalf of 2. effective lives and asset values contained in the attached Asset Register have been reviewed and the Board ofThe Directors. approved by the Committee.

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Committee and is signed for and on behalf of the Committee.

President Signature

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Treasurer Signature Treasurer Signature

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13 December 2021 Date

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Forget Me Not Australia Limited ABN 55 469 493 449

Independent Auditor's Report For the year ended 30 June 2021 We have audited the accompanying financial report of Forget Me Not Australia Limited, which comprises the balance sheet as at 30 June 2021, the statement of profit or loss for the reporting period then ended, notes comprising a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory information, and a statement by members of the committee. Management's Responsibility for the Financial Report Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of the financial report in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation and fair presentation of a financial report that is free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. Auditor's Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial report based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards. Those standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial report is free from material misstatement. An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the financial report. The procedures selected depend on the auditor's judgement, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the financial report, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity's preparation and fair presentation of the financial report in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial report. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Opinion In our opinion, the financial report presents fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Forget Me Not Australia Limited as at 30 June 2021 and its financial performance for the reporting period then ended in accordance with the accounting policies described in Note 1 to the financial statements. Basis of Accounting Without modifying our opinion, we draw attention to Note 1 of the financial report which describes the basis of accounting. The financial report has been prepared by management to satisfy the requirements of the charity's constitution and to meet the needs of members. As a result, the financial report may not be suitable for another purpose.

B.Com(Accounting) MIPA DipAcc Tammy Hansen IPA Member #288220

Hervey Bay Accounting Suite 13 40 Torquay Road Hervey Bay QLD 4655 10 December 2021

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Statement by Members of the Committee The Committee have conducted a thorough reviewMe of the and Asset Register of Forget Me Not Australia Forget Notassets Australia Limited Limited. ABN: 55 469 493 449

Statement by The Committee of the association declare that:

Members of the Committee

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The effective lives and asset values contained in the attached Asset Register have been reviewed and approved by the Committee.

This statement is made in accordance with a resolution of the Committee and is signed for and on behalf of the Committee. President Signature President Name

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13 December 2021 Date

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R E F L E C T I O N S

‘I am so grateful that I have the most empathetic and caring CEO, Andrea Nave, my dream team and colleagues who supported me fully and allowed me to care for my COVID-19 infected parents. Especially my father whose health got critical and was in ICU and hospital for over three weeks. Those three weeks of May 2021 were the most vulnerable, scary and difficult times of my life, seeing the pains, the sufferings, the breathlessness, the strangers outside the ICU room becoming your new family. The deaths disturbed me every night and I feared that next could be my father. I remember how hard and loud I screamed to God while driving my scooter in rain and tears, to spare my father, to spare him. We stood stronger as a family to face any situation. We were fortunate that we have him back. It’s the timely treatment, prayers, his strength and zeal for life. My father’s near to death experience and those difficult times brought us closer as a family and made us more resilient. COVID-19 reunited my family. This experience resonates with what I do with my heart, reuniting children in families.’ - Anju Pun

“This year was full of opportunities, realisation and engagement.” - Dikshya

“Staying healthy not only physically but also mentally is what this year taught me.” - Tripti

“This learning year helped us draw government attention towards child protection issues in institutions and advocate for government budget allocation and we succeeded to some extent.” - Surendra

“Despite challenges and pandemic, I had a great new learning experience through the FMN Nepal 2020-21 project.” - Tashi

“I saw a father in a wheelchair that day seeking food for his family. Emergency relief support was the best help we could provide to ease the pain and hunger of families in need.” - KB

“2020-21 has been a year of learning and adapting to the new normal.” - Suruchi “COVID limited our mobility but could not limit our resilience to bounce back and fight the pandemic in healthier ways while crisis in stronger ways.” – Rija

“We dream of serving more children at risk of child trafficking and family separation. Despite the COVID infection in six of our team members, they bravely fought it and contributed to work for children.” - DB Lama

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T H A N K Y O U

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FORGET ME NOT AUSTRALIA LIMITED

raising children to be thriving, vibrant and connected to family, community and opportunity

Charity Number CH1521 ACN 610 061 679 ABN 55 469 493 449 We are a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, all donations made to Forget Me Not over $2 are tax-deductible within Australia.