Bronwyn Sheehan OAM, CEO & Founder
Let me tell you about the day my heart was broken into tiny pieces...
It was the day that I met an 18-month-old baby boy who had just entered the foster care system. He had arrived with only a plastic bag of winter clothes in the middle of a Brisbane summer. The winter clothes had been used to hide the bruises on his tiny 18-month-old body. He looked like a frightened little koala bear, clinging onto his new foster mum.
If the eyes are the window to your soul, then this little boy's eyes showed a world of pain.
At that moment I thought what can I do to help? How was this happening in my own community?
I had read to my own three children since they were newborn babies and saw how this set a foundation for their learning, and I wanted the same for all kids in care. It was from this belief that The Pyjama Foundation was brought to life.
The Pyjama Foundation aims to break the cycle of disadvantage experienced by children in care. Through early intervention, support and mentoring, children in care are able to change their life trajectory.
A world of unlimited opportunity for all children.
Creating positive relationships for every Australian child in care; empowering them with learning, life skills and confidence.
The power of connection, empowerment, trust, and transformation.
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What we’ve achieved since 2004
Children and young people mentored
years is the average Length of Current Placements
How we help
Love of Learning
We provide one-on-one mentoring programs for children and young people in care, with the goal of empowering them to reach their full potential.
Teen Life Skills
Our Teen Life Skills Program (TLS) is an extension of the Love of Learning Program, for young people aged 12-24.
Our Volunteer Resource Portal is a dedicated site for volunteers to access a range of resources for their Pyjama Angel visits.