5 things you should know about orphanages - News and Media - Lumos Skip to page content

5 things you should know about orphanages

Children belong in families,
not orphanages
Video

5 things you should know about orphanages

Did you know that 80% of children in orphanages actually have at least one living parent? Or that children living in institutions are at an increased risk of abuse, neglect and trafficking?

Watch this short video explainer to see why at Lumos, we are working to keep families together.

5 things you should know about why orphanages are bad

8 million children live in orphanages and institutions globally.

Yet 80% of children living in orphanages have at least one living parent.

Many children have been placed in orphanages due to extreme poverty.

In orphanages children are exposed to abuse and trafficking. 

Many parents feel they have no choice but to place their child in an orphanage.

But at Lumos, we know that with support, most families could care for their children.

And those without families can be looked after in family style environments or community-based services.

Help us keep families together.