It really is incredible what a small number of supporters can help an organisation like Hope and Homes for Children to achieve. And 2018 provides another great example of this.
With your help we continued to progress the reform of child care and protection in Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Bosnia, Ukraine, Rwanda, Sudan, South Africa, India and Uganda, and we started a new pilot project in Nepal. We worked on the highest number of concurrent orphanage closures in our history: 39. This is the business end of the stick. It’s where we work alongside local authorities to prevent children from being placed in institutions, and reunite many who are confined in them back with their families or in alternative forms of family care.
On November 19, the Child Participation Program met to discuss the very important topic of the European Child Guarantee. This excites us because many of