Commonly used terms include ‘institutions’, ‘orphanages’, or ‘children’s homes’. Whatever they’re called, discover the 13 characteristics of institutional care
Even if we know that in the right circumstances, volunteer tourism provides significant benefits for both the volunteers and the communities that receive them but we need to be absolutely clear: volunteering in an orphanage abroad is a bad idea.
It is increasingly important to address how volunteers and travellers tell their story on, to make sure that language and images are used to make a positive impact and break stereotypes, rather than reinforce them.
How volunteering in an orphanage could be hurting the people you’re there to help.
International Women’s Day 2019 focused on innovations for transforming the world into one of gender parity and equality in every sphere.
“One day I would like to be an engineer,” Jacinta says with a grin. But not long ago, she had to drop out of school to earn money to help her family make ends meet.
BBC World Service airs a programme interviewing 2 women who grew up in orphanages, one in UK and one in Kenya.
Orphanages are the problem. They cause family separation. Learn how.
By giving his parents the support they needed to meet his additional needs, our team in Rwanda brought Carrol home from the orphanage and back to the people who love him.
Our Global Ambassador, Rukhiya Budden, tells her story and urges the UK Government to make the issue of orphanages a priority
In The Telegraph Magazine, Hope and Homes for Children Ambassador, Rukhiya Budden tells the story of her childhood in a Kenyan orphanage.