amazing speech. interesting details:

* approx 80% of children in orphanages are not orphans
* children raised in orphanages are 500x more likely to commit suicide, and 40x more likely to have a criminal record.
* even assuming the very best orphanage, these children re-experience the cycle of abandonment every 8 hours when workers go off-shift

With a happy ending involving family-based care.

Cambodia won’t be faced with the false dilemma of leaving kids in orphanages vs shipping them out to other countries.  Do watch the whole thing.

We Need to End the Era of Orphanages | Tara Winkler

 

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