Anything For Selenas Movement
146 million children around the world are living in residential care institutions, and unfortunately, some of them are living on the streets.
67% of these children have a living parent or relative. With little resource being directed to help families stay together, desperate parents often have no choice but to put their children in an orphanage in order to ensure that they receive adequate food, clothing, and an education.
Experts all agree that orphanages are not the best place for children and can cause long-term harm. There is over 60 years of research that demonstrates that growing up in residential care such as orphanages can be harmful to children’s health, development and life chances.
When we visit orphanages around the world; we saw children in half-built facilities, in dirty clothes with little food and lack of education. There wasn’t enough money to give the children nutritious meals, provide health or pay for school supplies.
What`s the solution then? It is education. While we are a big believer in education, we also believe that a child should have a right to live in a family and have access to education.
Education is the key to end the world’s orphan crisis. When we open the door to an education, we unlock the future for children. Education is the difference between success and failure. It is the difference between poverty and wealth.
Anything for Selenas movement began years ago and it is a global movement working with advocates from a range of backgrounds and sectors to raise awareness of these issues. We envision a world in which children and young adults, families, and communities are able to heal, grow, and thrive.
We have accomplished medical trips, built libraries, provided special education to autistic kids, purchased equipment such as sewing machines so parents could make living and keep their children at home and we were even able to open water wells. We have provided school supplies, clothing, medical supplies and food around the world.
We do believe that we could make a tremendous impact on orphans life with your help.
We always encourage children homes to contact us for their needs.