We are an international organisation with a flexible reform model, which adapts to different cultures and contexts.
Our work began in Eastern Europe when urgent need became apparent during the post-Communist era. Since then, we have expanded into Latin America and the Caribbean, and will continue to identify other regions where we can help children and families. Lumos goes where the need is greatest.
We know that the underlying reasons for the separation of families and children are similar around the world. War and natural disasters can bring about swift and catastrophic change to communities. And children who live with disability or who lack access to support services are always particularly vulnerable. And yet, overall, the primary reason that children enter orphanages is poverty.
There are also significant differences and new challenges, which is why our adaptable approach is so important.