Aime’s Journey: Rwandan orphanage to the UN

After 5 years in an orphanage, we helped Aimé move back home. With the love and support of his parents, he’s excelled at school and now advocates for other children in care. This week, Aimé’s speaking at the UN – for the second time.


Read Aimé’s story

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    Today, Olga Kurylenko is a successful Hollywood actress, but having been brought up in a single parent family in Ukraine, she knows only too well how children growing up in poverty are at risk of being locked up in the country’s vast network of orphanages. Now, Olga is calling on Ukraine to not back-track on its commitment to close all state orphanages by 2026.
  • My journey from orphanage survivor to new dad
    Oggi Tomic spent much of his own childhood in the largest institution in Sarajevo. Early last year, he became a dad for the first time. Here he describes how growing up without a family has overshadowed that experience.
  • This person changed my Life
    Natalie Pinkham
    Natalie Pinkham is a Patron for Hope and Homes for Children, mum to a young boy and girl, and Sky Sports F1 presenter. While at university, she volunteered in a Romanian orphanage. Here, Natalie reflects on a young girl she met who would change her life forever.
  • A day in my life:
    Elizabeth Niyongana, Family Tracer
    Elizabeth works for Hope and Homes for Children, tracking down the families of children in orphanages. One of the proudest moments of her career was when she reunited a little boy named Dadu with his family.

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Hope and Homes for Children is at the forefront of a growing global movement to eliminate orphanages globally.


A global movement for change



Hope and Homes for Children is working towards a day where every child can grow up in a loving family. We know we will only achieve this by working with others. Through our partnerships with national governments, civil society organisations, international agencies, corporate donors and committed individuals, we are helping to build a global movement that will eliminate orphanages in our lifetime.

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Transforming childcare systems

Hope and Homes for Children is working alongside governments and civil society organisations in over 30 countries to dismantle orphanage-based care systems. Our transformation model is driving reform and laying the foundations for long-lasting change.

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