J.K. Rowling+ Your Authors @jk_rowling Writer, sometimes known as Robert Galbraith Apr. 24, 2018 1 min read + Your Authors

Please read and RT: However pure your intentions, volunteering in orphanages harms the children you think you're helping. @lumos  https://www.altoglobalconsulting.com/alto-blog/2018/4/16/orphans-a-tool-for-soft-diplomacy 

Read more about the damaging consequences of #voluntourism here @lumos  https://www.antislavery.org/orphanage-trafficking/ 

There are an estimated 8 million children living in institutions around the world. 80% have at least one living parent. So-called orphanages - even those that are set up with good intentions - are proven to do harm. #voluntourism @lumos

However, many institutions are set up specifically to attract foreign donations and volunteers. They are run for profit and are now recognised to be a form of trafficking. To learn more, go to  https://www.wearelumos.org/ 

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