London, Aug 3 ANI | 3 months ago

JK Rowling, who has her own children charitable organization called Lumos has said that she wants orphan kids to be moved into family care.


The 'Harry Potter' series author said that there was still much to be done to change the lives of eight million children in institutions worldwide including spreading awareness and challenging the misconception around the world that orphanages were 'good' for children in adversity, which they were not, the Independent reported.

The 49-year-old author said that the Deinstitutionalisation (DI) was not just about closing buildings. It was about the reform of entire care systems, to make sure that they were able to meet the needs of all children and, crucially, enable families to stay together.

JK Rowling's children's charity Lumos aims to move children out of institutions such as orphanages and into family or community-based care.

The charity was founded nearly a decade ago after Rowling was confronted by a disturbing picture in a newspaper of a caged child and an article about disabled children in the Czech Republic being restrained in beds.

(Posted on 04-08-2014)

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