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Dumitriţa's journey as a Lumos Young Advocate


Dumitriţa is an 18-year-old Lumos Self Advocate from the Republic of Moldova. She has a passion for listening to music, likes computers and technology, and ...

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Fostering in Ireland - Virtual Study Visit


In many countries, institutions exist because there are few established alternatives such as foster care. Foster care can include placements with extended family, temporary or ...

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Martina's Story


Martina, 19, is a young Lumos self-advocate from Czech Republic who loves sports, music, and reading. She was placed in an institution as a baby, ...

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Lumos Halloween Pumpkin Template


Halloween. A night of magic and lights in the darkness. A time for children and special powers. It’s our kind of celebration... So cast a ...

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On the Frontlines of the Family Separation Crisis


This report was written in partnership between Cities for Action (C4A) and the Lumos Foundation. C4A is a coalition of over 175 U.S. mayors and ...

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Together We Stared at the Moon


An estimated eight million children still live in institutions across the world. Deinstitutionalisation involves strengthening and developing services to prevent children being separated from families. ...

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Together we Stared at the Moon - Spanish


The documentary highlights the journey embarked upon by practitioners undertaking DI in their country. It presents a contrast between a successful pilot region of Bulgaria ...

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Together we Stared at the Moon


The documentary highlights the journey embarked upon by practitioners undertaking DI in their country. It presents a contrast between a successful pilot region of Bulgaria ...

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A Pinch of Salt for Self-Esteem


A group of Bulgarian self-advocates created a cookery book to coincide with World Youth Skills Day 2018, for young deinstitutionalised people who had never been ...

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Martina's Story


Lumos supported self-advocate Martina discusses her upbringing, moving from an institution into a loving family. Her message to the public is that people shouldn't get ...

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