Hope and Homes for Children @hopeandhomesforchildren
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Orphanages do not protect children.They harm them.We are working towards a day when every child can grow up in a family. @hopeandhomesforchildren
154 Posts
1k Followers
78 Following
Orphanages do not protect children.They harm them.We are working towards a day when every child can grow up in a family. @hopeandhomesforchildren
◀SWIPE FOR MORE▶ "In wealthy countries, the institutionalisation of children has almost completely stopped. Instead, governments offer services that can help families keep children with them; if that is not possible, they seek adoptive parents or foster families. Wealthy countries, who consider orphanages harmful for their own children, nonetheless provide a stream of charitable giving that makes #orphanages viable businesses abroad." #ChangeVolunteering #OrphanageTourism #Voluntourism Support #FamiliesNotOrphanages ❤ (Read more @guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/sep/13/the-business-of-voluntourism-do-western-do-gooders-actually-do-harm)
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During #StudentVolunteeringWeek a throwback to a great article from @guardian on the business of #vol#voluntourism "A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families.The aspiration to help the most vulnerable children is a noble one, but the booming business of voluntourism sustains practices and institutions that actually do harm." If you're considering to volunteer abroad or simply if you're interested in knowing more about #voluntourism and #orphanagetourism, this is a must-read article. #ChangeVolunteering https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/sep/13/the-business-of-voluntourism-do-western-do-gooders-actually-do-harm
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For #StudentVolunteeringWeek we are adding our voice to the "The Love You Give" campaign from @rethinkorphanages "The public has this perception that children are in orphanages because they are orphans, but that’s not the case. We had to learn to say we have no relatives. If they know that you have relatives, they would not help you." Children belong in #FamiliesNotOrphanages. LINK IN BIO to know more and to take the volunteering pledge: "I pledge to not volunteer in #orphanages and #changevolunteering for the better." #SVW2019 #explorethegapyear #voluntourism #orphanagetourism
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Today starts #StudentVolunteeringWeek, which aims to celebrate the impact of student #volunteers and encourage students to engage in civic life. When students are supported to tackle social challenges, learn about issues and connect with each other, both communities and students benefit. Sadly though, when it comes to volunteering in orphanages and other children’s institutions, these volunteers risk unwittingly harming rather than helping children. Dr Delia Pop, Director of Programmes and Global Advocacy at Hope and Homes for Children, explains why it’s good to volunteer – but not in #orphanages. LINK IN BIO to read her blog. #SVW2019 #explorethegapyear #ChangeVolunteering #OrphanageTourism #voluntourism
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Eliminating #orphanages needs courage, commitment, and YOU! Fundraise for @hopeandhomesforchildren this year! Every penny you raise will help transform children’s lives. 💓 We want you to feel equipped with all the information you need to support us in whatever way you choose, so we hope our #Fun#Fundraisinge will give you lots of ideas of how you can get involved. The chance to help children grow up in families, not orphanages, is in your hands. Literally. LINK IN BIO for 10 ideas to get involved #Fundraising #fundraisingideas #fundraisingevent
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It's #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek Children who survive a childhood in an #orphanage are: 10 times more likely to be involved in prostitution; 40 times more likely to get criminal records; 500 times more likely to commit suicide than children who have grown up in families. Support #FamiliesNotOrphanages
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Each week @bbcworldservice programme #TheConversation brings together women from different countries who have shared a similar experience. In this week’s programme, @rukhiyabudden @hopeandhomesforchildren ambassador, met with Hayley Kemp to share and discuss their different perspectives of growing up in #orphanages in #Kenya and the #UK. With an audience of 75 million people in every continent around the world, this episode of The Conversation gives prominence to the global crisis of orphanages and the issue of how we protect children without parental care.
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Some families struggle to cope, whether it is in finding work, feeding their children or paying for school fees. Many experience housing challenges, or live with mental health problems or social exclusion. Some families are coping with disability and other special needs. So families sometimes see #orphanages, children’s homes and institutions as a way in which they can improve the chances for their children, and this is fed by a perception that their child will be better off. WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE? But if, instead of concentrating resources in orphanages, we can find ways of #supporting these families to care for their children themselves, or when this is not possible, to use those resources to provide suitable alternative family and community care arrangements, we know the outcomes for children will be far better. #FamiliesNotOrphanages LINK IN BIO for our blog "Why children end up in orphanages"
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