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By 2050 all children will grow up in loving, nurturing, protective families.

Because children belong in families, not orphanages

Eight million children live in orphanages and other institutions globally. More than 80% are not orphans but have been separated from their families because of poverty and discrimination. Orphanages harm children, exposing them to all forms of abuse and trafficking.

We rescue children from orphanages and reunite them with families. We change education, health and social care systems so all children and families can access the care and protection they deserve.

Because only families provide the building blocks children need to thrive and reach their full potential.

Daniel's Story: Dreams of a Family

Daniel lives in an orphanage in Port-au-Prince. Two years ago, Daniel’s mother died of cholera, an epidemic that has claimed the lives of over 8,000 people in Haiti since October 2010. Poor and unable to cope, Daniel’s father felt he had no choice but to send his son 100 kilometres away from his home village to an institution in the capital.

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Donations made in Great British Pounds will benefit Lumos Foundation, registered charity number: 1112575, and donations made in Dollars will benefit Lumos Foundation USA, EIN: 47-2301085.

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Youth Participation at Lumos

Youth participation means the empowerment of children and young people to be decisionmakers in their own lives, leaders in their communities, and to have a voice in policymaking.

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