Since 2009, Lumos has prevented 20,915 children from entering harmful institutions. We work to keep families together and provide support for children within their communities.
Our ImpactChildren belong in families,
Working Globally to Achieve Lasting Change
In fewer than 10 years, Lumos has...
A flexible, evidence-based model that supports governments in moving from outdated orphanage systems to caring for children in families and child-friendly, community-based homes.Advocacy at Lumos
Over 20,000 children from being admitted to institutions, and 11,000 babies and infants from suffering harm or being placed in orphanages.Read Sonya's story
The lives of over 2,692 children suffering from malnutrition, severe neglect or a lack of access to medical services and treatment.Read Daniel's story
Re-direct more than €300 million of donor funds from orphanages toward creating community-based services.The Cost of Change
Over 31,693 social workers, medical professionals, teachers, carers, civil servants and policy makers to deliver community-based services for children.Global Training at Lumos
We will have national plans for reform in place in countries with large numbers of children in orphanages. There will be advocacy work taking place in every global region dealing with different cultural pressures that cause institutionalisation of children. Globally, major funders will divert funds away from institutions and into community-based services. We'll have research-based evidence available about what works in each different region.
We will have helped 4 million children to leave institutions or prevented them from entering them in the first place. We will have trained more than 100,000 professionals and policy-makers to deliver community-based services. There will be clear, research-based evidence available on better outcomes for children that is tailored for different parts of the world.
There will be no more children living in institutions anywhere in the world. All countries will have community-based services to support all children living with their families. At least $15 billion of major donor funding will have been leveraged to fund global deinstitutionalisation, including from the World Bank, the European Union and the US Government.