From Global Sisters Report:
“Millions of children worldwide live in institutions. Catholic Care for Children (CCCI) officials say 80 percent of them have a parent or close relative, but are placed there because of poverty.
‘No child should live in an institution because the family is poor or overwhelmed by the difficulty of accessing basic health services, social protection, or education for their child,”' says Sister Niluka Perera, CCCI coordinator. Perera made comments in a statement announcing CCCI's new website, adding that the site will enable sisters and religious institutes to easily share resources with each other, the public, and the variety of organizations involved in the global care movement.
According to the website, the initiative involves 116 communities of women religious who have already transitioned 2544 children living in institutions to family or family-like environments."
Read more on GHR partner Catholic Care for Children International, a global initiative to reform the way women and men religious care for children who are outside of family care.
Through our Children in Families (CIF) initiative, GHR supports Catholic sisters and other key faith actors who are championing care reform. Learn more about our work.