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 unrelieved obstructed labour during childbirth that leaves her incontinent, ashamed and isolated. By supporting the life’s work of our 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 for women in Ethiopia.
Here are some ways we can work together!
Educate your students about the Hamlin story and issue of women suffering from obstetric fistula 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.
The Hamlin Model of Care is grounded in a fundamental respect for the patient and a commitment to provide complete and compassionate care. Based on Dr Catherine Hamlin’s values, the model remains a core part of the organisation today.
Learn while giving back
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 Hamlins’ 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!
Let us share the Hamlin story 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 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.
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.
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 fair trade producers in Ethiopia and the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.