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JK Rowling wants happy ending for orphans

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14 April, 2018 11:57 AM



JK Rowling wants happy ending for orphans

JK Rowling's charity says many children in orphanages are not orphans and should be with their family: BBC

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A mission to take children out of poorly-run orphanages could be something from a Harry Potter plot.

But that is the goal of a charity founded by JK Rowling, according to BBC report.

The charity, Lumos, works with governments in countries like Moldova and Ukraine to reform their education and child protection systems.

But it is a tale of steady bureaucratic reform rather than daring adventure.

Lumos, which the Potter author founded after reading an article about children being kept in caged beds in an orphanage, is on a mission to end the placing of children in poor-quality institutions by 2050.

Potter fans will notice that the charity is named after the spell used by witches and wizards to bring light to dark places.

And Lumos wants to challenge some perceptions.


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