Who are you even supporting? - Stay away from AIESEC 1

Who are you even supporting? – Stay away from AIESEC

You might actually have seen it while browsing around the web, those advertisements about volunteering abroad. Especially if you live in Western Europe and Northern America, these advertisements are very common. And you might say, “why not?” Many of the advertisements are from reputable companies after all. Especially…
The charity which blessed my life 2

The charity which blessed my life

While my charitable activities go back exactly 6 years as of today, there is a charity, which I care for very much, of which the activities goes back to 1973. Starting out in support of oppressed Christians in the former Soviet Union, their work didn’t end when in…
Children need us now more than ever [Part 1] 3

Children need us now more than ever [Part 1]

This is part 1 of a series of blog posts which will together form 1 very large article.I worked long on the full article and it ended up being over 10 thousand words of content.—[All video content in this post has been supplied by UNICEF.]—If you have recently…
The care of orphans in Russia and Ukraine

Orphans and their problems in Ukraine and Russia [2018 version]

The problem for orphans in Ukraine and Russia When you hear Ukraine and Russia in 1 sentence, it is most often about the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine and how either Ukraine or Russia is bad.While this happens, there are very few who dare to notice the impact…
A closer look: deinstitutionalisation of child care systems 4

A closer look: deinstitutionalisation of child care systems

When we look at campaigns like the ones of Lumos, Disability Rights International, Family For Every Child, and even my beloved ChildFund, you would suppose that institutions are basically places that shouldn’t exist at all, however, a question you may wish to have answered is how true this…
[RANT] The term Orphan 5

[RANT] The term Orphan

Urgh… I hate it when I as a non-native English speaker have to educate native English speakers… In this case, made even worse as the origin of the lack of understanding quite likely are non-native English speakers, like myself… I am just going to be to the point:…
A horrible quote 6

A horrible quote

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” Ever heard of that quote? It’s quote of British crime writer Phyllis Dorothy James from her book “Time to be in Earnest: A Fragment of Autobiography”. Also, it is among my most hated quotes in existence. This single…

The unseen bigger picture

After all the horrible discrimination I have seen at the USA, I wish I could ask one of those people a simple and straightforward question, which is: “Are you against migrants?” The reason for that simple question is because the answer quite likely will result in anything meaning…

To the United Nations: Stop the confusion!

For about a year already, I’m actively fighting anti-institutionalization campaigns who incorrectly use the word “orphanage” instead of “children’s home”. I’m happy that more and more campaigns, charities, and foundations are opening their eyes, and are attempting to use it correctly. This includes the Lumos Foundation, which I…

[Short] Required to respect officials?

Recently I have read a huge number of adults saying that it is ridiculous that children and youth are not being respectful to elected officials… Somehow, I think those who say it is ridiculous, are ridiculous themselves, as we are talking about ELECTED officials… For those who are…

[Short] Terminology is very important

I have had a lot of comments over the previous years, regarding my blog posts here, but also at my social media posts. This has been the number one reason for me to close the comments here at my blog, as, in all honesty, I got tired of…

That which goes viral, does not have to be true

Remember the Syrian girl “Bana Alabed”? Her Twitter account has been removed. So, what changed? Well, according to whoever managed the account, the Syrian Army has deleted the account, which is actually very unlikely.. But maybe, it all rather has to do with that facts didn’t support the…

Who are behind the current “Youth problem”?

Nowadays it is a true blaming game… Yes, as most of you could have guessed already, who is responsible for the fact that many young persons are highly offensive… Are it the parents? – No. Are it the teachers? – No. Are it the family? – No. Are…
The terminology of the word Orphan 7

The terminology of the word Orphan

Ever heard of the term “Double Orphan”? Sounds weird, doesn’t it? Actually, this is the valid term for children who have lost both of their parents, no matter which way, so including through disappearance of parents, and abandonment. Still, it ain’t that weird that you might not have…