The UK and their opposition of the deinstitutionalisation movement

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Remember this article? https://researchingreform.net/2018/05/03/charity-labels-all-children-in-care-future-criminals/ It was published by Researching Reform over a year ago, when I noted Natasha about the offensive texts UK-based charity Love Russia used for their campaigns. Now we are about a year forward in time, I got noted by a British friend about a 2-year-old article, which makes that act seem…

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Song Translation: Индиго – Ангел мой

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword For personal reasons, instead of releasing a new translation today, I will instead do so Sunday. However, I’m not leaving you without something. Below is the improved version of the translation I did back in 2016 of the song “Ангел мой”(My angel) by the Omsk-based children’s group known as “Индиго”(Indigo). Among the improvements are…

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

By Vadim Dovganyuk

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 this conflict has on both sides children,…

A closer look: deinstitutionalisation of child care systems

By Vadim Dovganyuk

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 actually is. Orphans, children who lost both…

[RANT] The term Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

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: The English term of Orphan comes from…

World Orphans Day Awareness

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Today is World Orphans Day, one of the most important awareness days to me, but also one that makes me realize that the bad in this world is not always created by the ways we suppose. For example, did you know that the reason why all orphan estimations are regarded as incorrect is based on…

A horrible quote

By Vadim Dovganyuk

“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 quote easily leads to a lot of…

Goal achieved, problem remains

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Over a year ago, I started the fight with anti-institutionalization organizations over the terms “Orphan” and “Orphanages”. An emotional fight, and a fight I didn’t believe I would even have any success at, which I only continued to stand up for because of an increasing amount of support I received from people all over the…

We don’t really know

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Note: Written in a currently hard time of my life. Because of that I lack focus, and it may have degraded my writing. My apologies if it has. We all think we know… I do, you do, and pretty much all of the world does. Which is no problem, if you are willing to understand…

To the United Nations: Stop the confusion!

By Vadim Dovganyuk

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 have criticized harshly through time, primarily as…

Song translation: Bahrom Nazarov – Yetimlar

By Vadim Dovganyuk

Foreword This song is meaningful to me because of my own past. It has been one of the very few moments I had to ask help to make a complete correct translation possible. As with any translation that is published here at my blog and at my YouTube, it is my intention to bring across…

The terminology of the word Orphan

By Vadim Dovganyuk

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 heard about it. Most use the term…