Stop corporations profiting from the care and education of orphans & vulnerable children.
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By mid 2015 it was estimated that there were over 150 – 210 million orphans on the planet. Just as important are the millions of vulnerable children, who at some point have suffered the trauma of a disconnection with parents, who while still alive, are unable to look after them for various reasons.
Many of these children are then faced with the injustice of being placed into a system of private care and education run by private companies and corporations in order to make profit. The negative consequences of this injustice can then spill over into every area of these already damaged children’s lives, bringing greater challenges to themselves as well as the wider communities across the globe.
Fortunately, after having worked with vulnerable children for over 20 years I’ve seen that in many cases, even the most horrendous start in life for a vulnerable child, can be remedied by giving them a sense of value and the love and care that they deserve. I believe the simple act of lawfully eliminating the right for corporations to profit from their circumstances will demonstrate that value to each and every child, enabling a complete turnaround in many of their lives.
No-one is immune to the possibility of life being turned upside down by circumstance and if any child you knew were ever to be placed in this position, you would hope that those charged with the responsibility of effectively taking the place of a parent, would prioritize the best interests of that child, without the possibility of profit ever being part of the equation.
What can you do to make a difference?
To end this incredible and unjust practice, simply requires governments under recommendation from the UN, to make a decision to implement simple legislation that will disallow profit in this area.
Please sign this petition to the United Nations to ask each and every Head of state to work towards this goal, as soon as possible.
Jason Barnett - Founder of Fight for the Fatherless
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