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Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages
Orphanages are costly and can cause irreparable damage both mentally and physically for its charges -- so why are they still so ubiquitous? Georgette Mulheir gravely describes the tragedy of orphanages and urges us to end our reliance on them, by finding alternate ways of supporting children in need. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
Why we need to end the era of orphanages | Tara Winkler
Could it be wrong to help children in need by starting an orphanage? In this eye-opening talk about the bad consequences of good intentions, Tara Winkler speaks out against the spread of orphanages in developing countries, caused in part by foreign donors, and details the harm done to children when they are separated from their families and left to grow up in institutions. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. Follow TED on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED
JK Rowling's mission to eradicate child institutionalisation | Georgette Mulheir
Founded by J. K. Rowling, Lumos is working to end the institutionalisation of children worldwide by 2050. More than 8 million children around the world live in children's homes and orphanages despite the fact that 80 per cent of them are not orphans but are separated from their families because they are poor, disabled or from an ethnic minority. As a result, many suffer lifelong physical and emotional harm. CEO, Georgette Mulheir, presents the innovative ways Lumos is tackling this systemic problem around the world. This session took place at 2017 One Young World Summit, the world's premier forum for young leaders, in Bogotá, Colombia. The Summit brought together 1,300 delegates from more than 190 countries, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change. Want to join this global movement? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Is your Session not on our YouTube channel yet? Stay tuned, we're releasing all videos in a planned schedule. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. Keep up with #OYW & follow our channels: Website: https://www.oneyoungworld.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/OneYoungWorld Facebook: https://www.oneyoungworld.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyoungworld/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/1325301/