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The UK and their opposition of the deinstitutionalisation movement 1

The UK and their opposition of the deinstitutionalisation movement

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…
A Day In The Life Of An Orphan | Один день из жизни сироты 2

A Day In The Life Of An Orphan | Один день из жизни сироты

Foreword This translation was requested, even though I possibly would have ended up translating the video someday, based on the subject. The video is by the Russian “Arithmetics of Kindness” Foundation. And it follows a regular day in life of Nikita, a boy who lives/lived in the Moscow-based…
Song Translation: Индиго - Ангел мой 3

Song Translation: Индиго – Ангел мой

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…
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:…
World Orphans Day Awareness 6

World Orphans Day Awareness

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…
A horrible quote 7

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…

Goal achieved, problem remains

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…

We don’t really know

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…

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…

Song translation: Bahrom Nazarov – Yetimlar

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,…

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…

Translated lyrics: Ани Лорак – Снится сон

Foreword There is a huge love of me to music, and I quite often share my likes through my social media accounts, which once in a while means I get asked what certain lyrics mean. Sometimes, however, I just want there to be a translation available myself, which…

“What we don’t see, we don’t know”

Update January 2018: Article improved with help of a friend native to the English language. Update: As my English has improved, so did I notice that what I wrote here was wrong in terminology. The too often clarified misuse of the term “orphan”. I have tried to improve this,…