25 July 2019

RELX chooses Hope and Homes for Children as their global fundraising partner

We’re excited to announce that global firm RELX has voted for Hope and Homes for Children to become its new global fundraising partner. Working with RELX’s 30,000 staff we will be supporting vulnerable children and their families in Moldova.

Hope and Homes for Children’s team in Moldova worked to reunite Mihai with his Mum, Valentina, and his baby sister Amelia.

In Moldova a key driver of family separation and orphanage confinement has been a lack of support services for children with disabilities. The country has three orphanages specifically for children with hearing impairment and we are currently aware of children with hearing impairment in Moldova who could be in danger of separation from their parents, institutionalised and denied access to decent education and support.

Around the world, over 80 per cent of children in orphanages have at least one living relative who could provide them with the love and protection they deserve. Tragically, children with disabilities are at even greater risk of being confined to institutions. Often separated from their families, these children are profoundly affected by neglect, abuse—and even early death—once given over to the orphanage system.

In Moldova, our two-year partnership with RELX will help children with hearing impairment to stay at home and live in the security and stability of their families. They will be able to go to school and receive quality inclusive education, with the support of community services including specially-trained teaching assistants and speech therapists.

This work is only made possible with RELX’s support. Serving customers in over 180 countries, RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools to help their customers make better decisions, get better results and be more productive. It operates in the following market segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal; and Exhibitions.

Children always have the best chance of thriving in families, never orphanages. With RELX, we will ensure the right help is available to keep children and their families in Moldova together, where they belong.