COVER IMAGE Alisha was one of the first six children taken into Forget Me Not’s care in Nepal in 2006. At just 5 years old, she came to us from an overcrowded orphanage. She was a sad and uncommunicative little girl starving for safety and love. Alisha has grown into an intelligent young lady with a dry sense of humour. Earlier this year, we were delighted to reunite Alisha with her family. Alisha will continue to reside at Forget Me Not and will spend festivals and holidays at home with her family.
welcome to our herd HERD MATTERS Volume 1 Edition 001
First published in 2013 by the Australian Association of Forget Me Not Children’s Home PO Box 1223 Hervey Bay Queensland Australia 4655
CONTRIBUTORS Greg Biggs Matt Brice Eva Capozzola Rachael Donovan Mel Faulkner Trent Harvison Michelle Hay Joanne Heath Matt Hynd Wade James Christine Jones DB Lama Pete Mackay Craig Manley Andrea Nave Emmalene Travers Kate van Doore Jason Wall
We are delighted to bring you the first edition of HERD MATTERS e-magazine. Our goal is to connect with people’s hearts and minds through technology, words and images. We chose an e-magazine for two reasons: firstly to embrace technology and make it even easier for you to feel connected to FMN and our Herd. And secondly, because we believe herd matters!
herd n. A group of like-minded people coming together for a specific purpose.
Our definition of herd promotes inspired living, intrinsic belonging, contibuting community, and giving our best individually and together, in whatever way we can, to make the world a better place for children, and each other. In this issue our Country Director in Nepal Eva Capozolla shares the good news of reuniting children with their families. Learn more about our Nanna Project in Uganda. Yogi Joanne Heath shares her remarkable clarity of vision and action to greatly assist children and families in India. You may even be motivated to plan a visit to Mt Everest Base Camp after reading about Rachael Donovan’s journey with her son earlier this year. And much more... We invite you to submit articles, photographs, stories and ideas for upcoming editions and encourage you to share HERD MATTERS with people you care about. Until August,
THE MAGAZINE TO INSPIRE TAKING ACTION IN YOUR LIFE FOR SELF AND HERD BECAUSE HERD MATTERS