Repost: Get the Word Out   Leave a comment

I’m reposting this link, which is a repost itself. It talks about Cambodian orphanages and all of the problems with them. Don’t support foreign orphanages! Seriously. It’s not I’m against the idea in principle, its just that in practice most children in orphanages actually still have family who can’t afford to keep them. And it’s cheaper to keep children with their families. And orphanages have massive problems with child abuse. And a steady flow of two month volunteers teaches orphans not to get attached to anyone. Orphanages are damaging and unnecessary. Do a little research and put your time and effort somewhere it will do actual good instead of making you feel warm and fuzzy.


Posted 07/16/2012 by reluctantliberal in Repost

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