Not only do we assess orphanages based on their commitment to upholding the values of our “11 Children’s Rights of Quality Care,” we also carefully evaluate their organization and administration.
We examine many factors including:
How the orphanage is structured
Who is running and providing for it, and if they have help from additional outside groups or have sustainability plans in place
If the orphanage rents or owns the property and facility in which they are residing
If the facilities are safe, and meet international standards of quality care; also if the children are protected in their environment
If the children are fed healthy meals regularly, and have plentiful access to clean drinking wate
If the children’s healthcare needs are being met
If the orphanage has adequate staff and trained caretakers
If the Orphanage Directors’ make education a priority
How many children are cared for and if they have ample space to do so
If group home has been government certified, or at least are actively working on the process
If the Directors instill family values
If the children have opportunities for involvement in recreational, vocational or cultural programs
And if they teach children the importance of giving back
While very few orphanages inherently have the resources to do all of the above at the highest level, we partner with ones that have a solid foundation, and equally important, that they have the heart, intent and desire to get to the next level. Through a collaboration of mutual trust and understanding, we can help orphanages provide top quality care.