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Children belong in families,
not orphanages

You can help us to shine a light on the 8 million children in institutions around the world

Together, we can create a world where all children have the families they need and the futures they deserve. Together, we are Lumos.

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Help us by using your voice to support our work

Across the world 8 million children are living in orphanages and other institutions, and as a result, they are outside the care of a loving family. Most of these children have families that could look after them with the right support. Help us bring them home.

All Children Count, But Not All Are Counted

World leaders agreed that the new development agenda outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) would “leave no one behind”. Yet, as it stands, the new Goals will leave children living without parents and outside families, in institutions or orphanages, very far behind.

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Share Lumos' mission on social media

Every Tweet, Facebook post and Instagram story that you put out about our work helps us spread our mission far and wide. Your voice makes a difference, and every time you stand-up for the 8 million children in institutions and orphanages around the world, you are part of our team, because #wearelumos.

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