I understand that Brave Foundation reserves its right to withdraw its approval at any time if Brave Foundation considers the fundraiser to be failing to adhere to the guidelines, written notification will be given. This agreement releases Brave Foundation from all liability relating to injuries or accidents that may occur direct or indirect from the fundraising activity.
By ticking the box on the Registration Form, I agree to hold Brave Foundation entirely free from any liability, including financial responsibility. I will not my exploit my position as a Village host fundraiser and/or the association with Brave Foundation for personal gain. I agree that all personal and sensitive information associated with the proposed fundraising activity will be handled in accordance with all relevant privacy legislation.
I swear that I am participating voluntarily and verify that I am in proper physical and mental condition to participate in the fundraiser and acknowledge that I am aware of the risks involved and voluntarily agree to assume those risks.
I agree to conduct my fundraising event in accordance with those terms and conditions and in a manner which upholds the integrity, professionalism and values of Brave Foundation.
I have read and I agree to abide by the fundraising guidelines of Brave Foundation or from the event/fundraiser that is the subject of this application.
At Brave Foundation we believe it is necessary to research the best standard of care and outreach extended to women and their families experiencing teenage pregnancy. This is a high value for our organisation as we endeavour to see that such standards are transitioned into Australia.
We believe that if women facing unplanned pregnancy have access to support, they have the opportunity of being in a happy, healthy, skilled family with healthy children over time.
Currently, we also believe there are gaps in the system and, due to these, this outcome is sometimes not achieved. We have recognised three areas of research, which will support our desired outcome:
Brave Foundation will:
Brave Foundation believes that every teenager in Australia deserves the gift of a teenage life first and foremost. However, if a teenage pregnancy does happen, these young women and their families need to know that there is a way forward to find support and educational opportunities that will enhance health and well-being for the person experiencing the teenage pregnancy and their baby.
Statistics show that pregnancy rates are higher among teenagers whose lives include:
Statistics also show that there are significantly higher birth rates for teenagers living in remote areas. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women, especially those in remote communities, have the highest rate of teenage births in Australia. In 2007, 4% of all babies in Australia were born to teenage mothers, while 19% of all Indigenous babies in Australia were born to teenage mothers.
It is reflected statistically, and Brave Foundation supports this view, that when an expecting teen engages with support and education, the generational risk of teenage pregnancy is reduced dramatically.
It is the intention and purpose of Brave Foundation to provide the support and education to teenagers prior to teenage pregnancy. Brave Foundation exists to support expecting and parenting teens after the fact.
Brave Foundation is independent of the choice debate and does not enter into this matter. Brave Foundation firmly believes that this is a choice for the young woman facing teenage pregnancy alongside her trusted loved ones and support people. If she does choose to continue with her pregnancy, Brave Foundation will provide support and guidance for her and her village of support, to assist them towards a journey of understanding, support, education opportunities and a great future. There are over 180 providers listed on the Brave Foundation directory, these services provide programs or services that provide support and/or opportunities to access secondary schooling education, nationally for the expecting or parenting teen.
Brave Foundation supports a coordinated national approach to:
There are over 180 providers listed on the Brave Foundation national directory. To be a part of the registry these services must demonstrate that they provide specific support or education programs for the expecting or parenting teen (and/ or their families), e.g.; a young parenting group, young parents playgroup, counselling service, flexible year 11/12 schooling program etc. Your organisation must provide an outreach service to assist expecting and parenting teens to be included in the directory. Brave Foundation is independent of the choice debate and does not comment on this matter, it exists to support expecting and parenting teens after the fact.
Brave Foundation sells merchandise for fundraising purposes on its website www.bravefoundation.org.au through Shopify. Brave Foundation uses eWAY to provide its online secure payment system that plugs into its fundraising back end management system.
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for Brave Foundation in dealing with online sales, specifically refund / returns and delivery.
Postage & Delivery:
After ordering online, you will receive an email confirmation containing your order details.
Online orders will be dispatched within 5 days of receipt.
Posted orders will be dispatched within 7 working days of receipt.
Standard delivery: after dispatch, delivery will take up to 7 working (or business) days for metropolitan areas; regional and rural areas may take longer.
For international orders, please contact Brave Foundation to enquire (email@example.com).
Transaction currency: Australian dollars ($AUD). Total costs of the goods and services purchased are displayed on the website payment page.
Refunds / Returns:
Brave Foundation does not accept returns, except where items are delivered damaged in which case a refund or replacement will be provided. Please contact Brave Foundation to discuss (firstname.lastname@example.org). All products must be returned in their original condition.
This refund policy does not apply to goods which have been worn or used; damaged after delivery; or if any attempt has been made to alter the product.
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