Children have the right to live with their parents or relatives, if possible, per the United Nations Rights of the Child. There are 8 million children living in orphanages around the world (UNICEF 2015). Many children are in orphanages because their families are poor and can’t afford to feed or educate them. This is no reason to be institutionalized. To address this, we partner with key organizations to strengthen communities and families—to keep children out of institutions.
We work with a Child First approach, actively exploring every avenue to reunite children with their families. In fact, we have reunited approximately 25% of our children with families. #ChildFirst #MiracleMonday #OrangeIsForOrphans
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