Stories

Read inspirational stories from around the world of organisations and people who are working to see children come home to family. We will be adding new stories on a regular basis, so keep checking back here, or sign up to be kept up-to-date with new content.

The fight for family: Amahle’s story

The fight for family: Amahle’s story

Penuel Children’s Foundation is based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. They work alongside government, social workers, police, attorneys and children’s magistrates to provide temporary care for children coming from backgrounds of abuse, neglect, abandonment or orphanhood.

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Gemma’s story of hope

Gemma’s story of hope

Based in the capital of Uganda, Kids Club Kampala has been bringing hope and love to vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala for the last 10 years. They help children who have been abandoned, provide them with emergency help and a safe place to live, whilst searching for and reuniting children with their families.

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How charities change: The story of Global Care’s move away from orphanages

How charities change: The story of Global Care’s move away from orphanages

Global Care has been providing support for vulnerable children around the world for decades. They share how and why they moved from orphanages to family-based care.

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Lydia’s story: From orphanage volunteer to family-based care advocate

Lydia’s story: From orphanage volunteer to family-based care advocate

Previously describing herself as the “ultimate advocate for orphanage volunteerism”, Lydia shares from her personal experience what she has learnt about orphanages, family-based care and the best ways of supporting vulnerable children overseas.

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Children belong in families: The story of SFAC

Children belong in families: The story of SFAC

SFAC (Strengthening Families and Children) was just an idea for founder, Mick Pease, in 2002. Now SFAC works in over 40 countries with numerous organisations from the grassroots to governments in order to advocate for family-based care. Here’s why and how they got there…

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