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Orphanages not the answer for children

Published 30/05/2011 | 07:45

Having worked with missionaries across Africa, I agree that the majority are committed, decent people (Letters, May 26) and are doing excellent work in helping vulnerable people.

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My argument is that orphanages, regardless of whether they are run by religious or secular people, are not the best long-term solution for children.

Without appropriate safeguards, they are an environment which potentially leaves children vulnerable to abuse.

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