We invite your school to join our community of over 50,000 passionate people who are fighting to eradicate fistula. Forever.

One of the worst things that can happen to a woman or girl is an obstetric fistula, an internal injury caused by an obstructed labour during childbirth that leaves her incontinent and humiliated with a horrible lingering odour. By supporting the life’s work of founder Dr Catherine Hamlin and the Hamlin team today, you can help these women.

Help your students understand this important issue and together we can create lasting change.

Here are some ways we can work together! 

School Resources

Geography Resources

Educate your students about the Hamlin story and plight of obstetric fistula sufferers in Ethiopia via our online Geography Resources, supporting the NSW Geography Syllabus.

This Geography Teachers Association of NSW Bulletin contains a resource for learning about women in Ethiopia with fistula and the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. It was prepared by experienced Geography teacher and long time Hamlin volunteer, Lynne Acworth.

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Award-winning Resources 

Our School Geography Resources have previously won the Geoff Conolly Memorial Award for a significant article published in the Geography Teacher’s Association of NSW & ACT Geography Bulletin.

Congratulations to Lynne Acworth for writing a wonderful resource for the NSW Geography Syllabus, using Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia as a case study.


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Lynne at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
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Since the beginning, when Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin first arrived in Ethiopia in 1959, there has been a movement of fundraisers who have championed the Hamlin’s cause of eradicating fistula. Forever.

Join this movement by learning about this important cause and fundraising at your school – be it through a gold coin donation on mufti day, a bake sale or proceeds from a school fair. If it works for you it works for us!

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Hamlin Speakers 

Let us share the Hamlin love with your school. We can offer you the services of one of our select Hamlin speakers to engage, educate and inspire your students whilst recounting the extraordinary and life-changing story of Catherine and Reg Hamlin and their work with in Ethiopia.

Our speakers come from all walks of life, but what they have in common is a passion for the Hamlin’s work and a huge commitment to raise awareness for the patients in Ethiopia.

NB: Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, our speakers are available for online talks only.

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Wenona School: Hair Ties for Hamlin 

By educating girls about the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin, Wenona School hopes to inspire its students to be courageous and compassionate, and to believe in their own personal capacity to enact positive change.

Click here to read about Wenona’s ‘Hair Ties for Hamlin’ initiative which raised funds to support Hamlin’s life saving work for women in Ethiopia.

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OLMC: Raising Spirits and Awareness Through Hamlin Face Masks 

When staff and students at Our Lady of Mercy College Parramatta (OLMC) were encouraged to wear masks at school, the teachers were inspired to have some fun and make a difference with their new facial accessories. Teachers of Clare House at OLMC decided to purchase matching masks from the Hamlin Shop to wear on campus.

Click here to read about how OLMC are supporting Fairtrade producers in Ethiopia and the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

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We would love to hear from your school today. Call us on +61 2 9440 7001 or email [email protected].

Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation has one purpose and one purpose only: eradicating fistula. Forever.