children in orphanages worldwide
per cent have one living parent
It is estimated over 8 million children live in orphanages worldwide, but at least 80 per cent are not orphans and have at least one living parent.
With the best of intentions, volunteers from Ireland are sustaining orphanages that research clearly shows can lower children IQ’s, stunt their growth and increase child abuse.
If you are thinking of volunteering overseas, don’t just hope you are doing good. Be part of a growing global movement changing how children are cared for.
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