Tags - Lumos Skip to page content

Tags

Children belong in families,
not orphanages

Content tagged with: "Voluntourism"

My regret at volunteering in an orphanage


"It was 2010, I was just finishing my A levels and had two months before starting university. I knew I wanted to go away and ...

Read More about My regret at volunteering in an orphanage

The Ugandan Orphanage Business


The BBC’s File on 4 programme highlighted the vast sums of international funding that goes to orphanages in Uganda, many of which are operating illegally. ...

Read More about The Ugandan Orphanage Business

After the hurricane: helping Haiti rebuild families and communities


As Hurricane Matthew hurtled towards Haiti last Tuesday, my team and I were hoping the storm would change trajectory or lose some of its force ...

Read More about After the hurricane: helping Haiti rebuild families and communities

Learning the truth about Haitian Orphanages


I first travelled to Haiti in 2003, age 22, as a volunteer and found myself living in an orphanage and taking care of more than ...

Read More about Learning the truth about Haitian Orphanages

Why do institutions still proliferate?


A 30 minute film with presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, as part of training on deinstitutionalisation. The presentation includes case studies and covers: why ...

Read More about Why do institutions still proliferate?

Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO explains how orphanages can fuel the trafficking business


A 1 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, on how children are being trafficked into orphanages to raise funds from foreign volunteers and donors, ...

Read More about Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO explains how orphanages can fuel the trafficking business

Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO explains the impact of voluntourism


A 1.5 minute presentation by Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO, on the problems associated with volunteering in orphanages.

Read More about Georgette Mulheir, Lumos CEO explains the impact of voluntourism