End the Silence aims to transform the lives of the 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world, suffering in
silence. By adding your voice, you are becoming part of a global movement that says orphanages are an unacceptable way to
bring up children.
Every pound donated to the End the Silence campaign before the 27th December will be doubled by the UK Government. Together
we can look forward to a day when every child grows up surrounded by love, family and music.
Hope and Homes for Children will use the money your donations unlock from the UK Government to pioneer the first orphanage
closures for children with disabilities in both Rwanda and Uganda, a key milestone in the journey towards both countries
Over 80% of children confined to orphanages around the world have at least one living parent but are abandoned often due
to poverty, disability or discrimination. Our dedicated social workers, alongside our partners at Childs i Foundation,
will work with individual children, tracing their families and giving them the support they need to become a family again.
Where this isn't possible we will find and train specialist foster families who can give the children the love and security
they need to thrive.
At Hope and Homes for Children we believe that no child should ever face the prospect of growing up suffering in silence in
an orphanage. Over the last seven years we have developed strong local services designed to support vulnerable parents so
that they never again have to face the impossible choice of surrendering their child to an orphanage.
We work with communities to put in place the local services families need to thrive. These include: crèches and schooling,
parenting skills, literacy classes, nutrition advice, crisis intervention and small business support. This combination of
emotional and practical support gives families the confidence and skills to stay and grow together.
Our work in Rwanda and Uganda will continue to show that with the right support in place, every child can thrive in the
love and protection of a family, even in the most challenging of circumstances. And from this, we can create the platform
for to share this model regionally and globally, bringing us closer to the day when no child in an orphanage suffers in
Together we can look forward to a day when every child grows up surrounded by love, family and music.
Together we can End the Silence