Why we do it
Only families can provide the love, sense of belonging and identity that children need to grow. Only families can give children the space to play, learn and form trusting relationships – to feel part of a community.
Across the world 8 million children are spending their childhoods in orphanages. Worldwide, studies have shown that up to 80% of children in the care of orphanages have at least one living parent. Families and communities have been broken apart by war, poverty, and disease.
Over 80 years of evidence has shown that orphanages are damaging, unnecessary and a very poor investment for children, communities and the continent.