First of all, thank you for your willingness to help! Since one of our main goals is to try and reduce the number of children in orphanages, it’s actually no longer appropriate to build orphanages.
To illustrate why, think of the phrase “if you build it, they will come.” When poor parents see a nice building like a new orphanage, they think their kids will be better off growing up there. They try to get their kids to live there so they’ll get good food and a quality education. But, in the end, the children end up deprived of the loving family they need.
That’s why we train, educate and equip orphanages in their transformation process from orphanage to Center for Excellence. Centers for Excellence offer community support in a variety of ways, creating a path for children to remain or reunite with their birth families, or to find a loving home through kinship care, foster care, adoption and other family care options.