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  • Dogs, cats got better burials than babies as Church deemed their mothers were doing devil's work TR

    03/10/2017 1:19:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 42 replies
    Irish Mirror Online ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | Pat Flanagan
    The bishops saw them not as people but living sins who must be severely punished and the State facilitated that torture Catherine Corless at the boarded up site at Tuam Mothers and Babies home where there is now verified evidence of remains of a significant number of babies and young children being buried. (Photo: Ray Ryan) The horrors of the Tuam cesspit cast a long shadow over any International Women's Day celebrations. And the Taoiseach added to the gloom by appearing to defend the nuns who may have dumped the bodies of up to 800 children in a disused sewer....
  • Tuam Babies: "It would be... kinder to strangle these children at birth" said doctor

    03/07/2017 12:24:53 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 28 replies ^ | March 6, 2017 | Niall O'Dowd
    This from Associated Press: "A mass grave containing the remains of babies and young children has been discovered at a former Catholic orphanage in Ireland, government-appointed investigators announced Friday in a finding that offered the first conclusive proof following a historian's efforts to trace the fates of nearly 800 children who perished there." "A great many people are always asking what is the good of keeping these children alive? I quite agree that it would be a great deal kinder to strangle these children at birth than to put them out to nurse." -- Doctor Ella Webb, June 18, 1924,...
  • Sweden Builds Orphanage in Morocco to Deport ‘Street Children’

    02/11/2017 5:55:25 AM PST · by davikkm · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | VIRGINIA HALE
    Sweden and Germany are funding two orphanages in Morocco in the hope of easing the problem of homeless Moroccan ‘street children’, many of whom have joined criminal gangs. “Now in its first stage, this is a pilot project which will provide a total of 200 beds. The idea is that in future, we will build more of these centres [in Morocco]”, Swedish Interior Minister Anders Ygeman told Dagens Nyheter. The first orphanages are expected to be ready in the Spring, and will provide access to medical and psychiatric care along with education and training for jobs. Staff, who will be...
  • U.K. rape jihadis: 'This is OK in our culture'

    05/24/2015 2:59:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 24, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    On Friday, I published at Breitbart the horrifying reminiscences of a British woman who suffered repeated gang rapes, beatings and abuse from a Muslim rape gang, while police dismissed her complaints with total indifference. Now this courageous woman has revealed to me more details of what she and other girls have suffered at the hands of these rape gangs: After awhile, the worst thing was not what happened for me – as horrifying as it was, I got used to it. What was worst for me was seeing the other girls they did this to. I was used to it,...
  • Associated Press Apologizes for Its Coverage of the Irish Orphanage Story

    06/21/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | June 20, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    <p>Associated Press has issued an apology for its errant reporting regarding claims of a mass grave for children of unwed mothers on the grounds of Tuam Home, an Irish home for unwed mothers.</p> <p>Since the disturbing story broke early this month regarding the Tuam Home for unwed mothers in Ireland, where 796 babies were purportedly “dumped into a septic tank”, the Patheos bloggers have been on the case.</p>
  • Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's

    10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10-3-12 | The Daily Mail
    Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child. The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century. In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
  • Farah Governor & ISAF Forces Celebrate the Opening of a Refurbished Orphanage

    04/14/2010 5:14:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 195+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | 2nd Lt. Christine Darius, Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team
      Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team Story by 2nd Lt. Christine DariusFARAH, Afghanistan - Farah Provincial Gov. Rahool Amin and ISAF forces joined together to celebrate the opening of the refurbished Farah City Orphanage, April 11, in Farah, Afghanistan.During the celebration, Gov. Amin thanked Task Force South and Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah for helping him make the orphanage a better place for the children that live there. He went on to say that coalition forces have truly made a difference in Farah Province. Between August and September 2009, PRT Farah took numerous visits to the local orphanage in order to assess...
  • Launch of Ghazni City Hospital and Orphanage Brings Hope to Afghans

    03/16/2010 6:39:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 134+ views
    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – The Ghazni hospital and orphanage project launched, March 9, in Ghazni City, Afghanistan, and construction began, March 11, with the support of the Central Asia Development Group, an implementing partner of the United States Agency for International Development, and Food Insecurity Response for Urban Populations program, a USAID program. The Ghazni City Orphanage will help Afghan children in Ghazni province who have lost their parents from war operations or from a lack of access to proper medical treatment. There are currently 45 children, originally from Ghazni, Wardak and Paktika provinces, between 7 and 15 years old,...
  • Haitian judge says 10 US missionaries should be released

    02/12/2010 3:16:49 AM PST · by Scanian · 3 replies · 216+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 11, 2010 | AP
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial for trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Thursday he has recommended that all be released provisionally. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil sent the recommendation to the prosecutor-general, who may agree or object. But the judge has final word on whether they go free while an investigation continues. Saint-Vil questioned on Thursday the last of a group of parents who said they willingly gave their children to the Baptist missionaries, believing the Americans would educate and care for them
  • Orphanage in Haiti

    01/17/2010 11:04:24 AM PST · by teenyelliott · 32 replies · 1,243+ views ^ | 1/17/2010 | Joe
    Our orphanage (a large one) in Haiti is in dire conditions right now -- children are out of water, looters are striking. These children cannot go to drop points for food and water. Many of these children were on schedule to be adopted by American families. The orphanage is Maison des Enfants de Dieu, Delmas 31, #32; coordinates 72 deg 33’29.5”N 72 deg 18’08.76” W, near the mayor's office. If you have any contacts that can help us, please, PLEASE make their need and location known to the military for protection and provision. The situation of these little ones, especially...
  • Compassion International, Haiti Office Near Epicenter [Many Ask Was My Sponsored Child Affected?]

    01/13/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 830+ views
    EveryDayChristian ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Karyn Brownlee
    As of Wednesday morning, Compassion International reports that they have not yet made contact with their Haiti office, which is near the epicenter of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The quake has produced many aftershocks, including two of significant intensity - over 5.0 in magnitude. Communication to Haiti is virtually impossible with widespread damage to cell towers and communication lines. Compassion shared on Twitter that their reach in Haiti involves 230 churches helping 65,000+ children/families, 2,200 Child Survival Program moms and babies and almost 100 leadership students. “Based on the epicenter, media reports and our center locations, we expect centers have been...
  • Haitian Orphanage Rides Out Massive Earthquake and Aftershocks

    01/14/2010 6:54:34 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 426+ views ^ | 01/14/2010 | Staff
    Bobby and Sherry Burnette, the founders and directors of Love A Child Orphanage, are reporting widespread destruction in Haiti in the aftermath of Tuesday’s massive earthquake.
  • Abu Ghraib Orphanage Receives Food

    06/28/2009 10:05:31 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 235+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Philip Schratwieser, USA
    An Iraqi Soldier distributes the contents of a food bag to residents of the "1st of June" area of Abu Ghraib, during a joint Coalition/Iraqi foot patrol, June 25. Photo by Sgt. Philip Schratwieser, 1st Infantry Division. BAGHDAD — U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers conducted a combined patrol through Abu Ghraib to deliver supplies, disrupt insurgents and foster relationships, June 25. The area they patrolled is called the "1st of June," as Iraqis often name areas after significant dates in their history.Leading the patrol was a platoon from the 24th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division. As a result of the agreement...
  • Pictured: The deadly arms factory found in 'orphanage' run by terror suspect freed by British courts

    03/26/2009 4:25:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 3,375+ views
    DAILY ^ | Last updated at 11:18 AM on 26th March 2009 | By FAY SCHLESINGER
    NOTE: Photos included. PHOTO CAPTION: "Investigation: Faisal Mostafa, pictured in 2002, is facing allegations that his orphanage was in fact an arms factory and terrorist training camp" SNIPPET: "A British charity worker twice cleared of terror charges in this country is being hunted in Bangladesh after explosives were seized at an orphanage he founded. Security forces there claimed last night that the orphanage set up by Dr Faisal Mostafa, from Stockport, was in fact an arms factory and terrorist training camp. Mostafa ran Green Crescent, a charity that provided humanitarian aid to families in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Local security forces...
  • On the Ground: Soldiers in Iraq Open Senior Center, Orphanage, Schools

    03/02/2009 3:32:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2009 – U.S. soldiers are making a difference in the lives of Iraqis, as evidenced recently by the opening of a senior center and orphanage, a new school and school renovations, and a refurbished joint security station. Iraqi students and teachers participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new 12-classroom secondary school for girls in Diwaniyah province, Iraq, Feb. 26, 2009. The school can accommodate 360 students. U.S. Army photo by Alicia Embrey  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “We are making a difference -- you can see it in the smiles of the local residents...
  • Operation Menke-Tribute to an American Hero(Vanity)

    10/15/2008 5:12:40 PM PDT · by grame · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Black Anthem Military News | Oct 14, 2008 | Sgt Vickey Jones
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - On August 4, 2008, Spc. Jonathan "Jon" Menke made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Most will remember Jon by his infectious laughter, zest for life and sense of compassion for all. The loss was not only felt by his fellow Soldiers, family and friends, but the entire Madison County, Indiana, community where he grew up. When Jon would call home to talk to his father, Daniel Menke, he would tell him stories about the Iraqi children and request toys and shoes for them. He explained to his father that the 38th Military Police Company's mission was...
  • Vietnam Man Runs 'Abortion Orphanage'

    03/29/2008 11:16:36 AM PDT · by radar101 · 53 replies · 1,934+ views
    BREITBART ^ | Mar 29 2008 | MARGIE MASON
    NHA TRANG, Vietnam (AP) - Sitting cross-legged on a straw mat in the middle of the living room, Tong Phuoc Phuc sings a soothing Vietnamese lullaby. For a moment, his deep voice works magic, and the tiny room crammed with 13 babies is still. Phuc giggles like a proud papa. He's not related to any of them, but without him, many of these children likely would have been aborted. And to Phuc, abortion is unimaginable. The 41-year-old Catholic from the coastal town of Nha Trang has opened his door to unwed expectant mothers in a country that logs one of...
  • Soldiers Provide Aid to Orphanage

    02/09/2008 7:27:23 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 121+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Multi-National Division – North Public Affairs
    Sgt. 1st Class Steven Bailey from 1st Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, shows an Iraqi boy how to carry his stuffed animal. Multi-National Division – North Soldiers brought food, supplies and toys to children at an orphanage in Kirkuk, Feb. 3. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Laura M. Buchta. KIRKUK — Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, visited a Kirkuk orphanage, Feb. 3.  The Soldiers passed out food, supplies and toys, hoping to “brighten the children’s faces and provide them with some things that they...
  • British girls on holiday in New York put in orphanage after mother falls ill

    01/24/2008 7:00:01 PM PST · by lowbridge · 246 replies · 156+ views
    British girls on holiday in New York put in orphanage after mother falls ill Two British schoolgirls went on a dream trip to New York with their mum - and ended up in a tough inner-city orphanage. Gemma and Katie Bray flew to the Big Apple with their mother Yvonne, 39, on a post-Christmas shopping trip. But just 24 hours after touching down at JFK airport their four-day break of sight-seeing and shopping was cut short after Yvonne was rushed to hospital with pneumonia. Stunned sisters Gemma, 15, and Katie, 13, were suddenly whisked away from their sick mother's bedside...
  • Lieutenant Helps to Renovate Orphanage for Iraqi Girls

    10/22/2007 4:28:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 143+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Mike Pryor, USA
    BAGHDAD, Oct. 22, 2007 – The high point of 1st Lt. William Bass’ deployment to Iraq so far wasn’t a raid or some other combat operation; it was the sight of two little girls playing on a brand new swing set. Washington, D.C., native Army 1st Lt. William Bass (right), a fire support officer with Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, out of Fort Stewart, Ga., points out improvements made to the Al Zuhor girl’s orphanage in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district during a visit by Multinational Corps Iraq commanding general, Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, on Oct. 16, 2007....
  • CBS Runs Another Story on Soldiers' Iraqi Orphanage Rescue

    06/26/2007 7:23:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 556+ views ^ | Justin McCarthy
    As Newsbusters documented, CBS ran more than one story on the U.S. soldiers’ heroism and compassion in their abused Iraqi orphans’ rescue. The June 26 edition of "The Early Show" ran another story on their heroism, this one focusing on an individual soldier and his wife. Lieutenant Jason Smith has a wife who teaches special education and a brother in law who is mentally disabled. Lt. Smith, as anchor Maggie Rodriguez put it, "was unknowingly training for his mission for years." The story then ran footage of Smith nurturing the recovering Iraqi children and his wife offering words of praise...
  • Iraqi Orphanage Nightmare

    06/26/2007 8:33:02 PM PDT · by oakcon · 5 replies · 586+ views
    CBS News ^ | June 26, 2007
    (CBS) It was a scene that shocked battle-hardened soldiers, captured in photographs obtained exclusively by CBS News. On a daytime patrol in central Baghdad just over than a week ago, a U.S. military advisory team and Iraqi soldiers happened to look over a wall and found something horrific. "They saw multiple bodies laying on the floor of the facility," Staff Sgt. Mitchell Gibson of the 82nd Airborne Division told CBS News chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan. "They thought they were all dead, so they threw a basketball (to) try and get some attention, and actually one of the kids lifted...
  • Sailors Visit Djibouti Baby Orphanage

    03/21/2007 6:02:14 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 346+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Petty Officer 1st Class Mary Popejoy
    CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti, March 21, 2007 ? Personnel from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa?s Camp Lemonier visited a local baby orphanage, March 15 to assist the caregivers in feeding the 50 babies trusted to their care. "As soon as you see the babies, their faces light up and we smile right back and it?s like we?ve known each other since they we born. We may not have a family tie, but while we?re here they?ll be our family and we?ll shower them with love." Petty Officer 2nd Class Mary Jane Valdez Upon arrival, the CJTF-HOA personnel greeted the staff,...
  • Florida Guard Delivers Donations to Kabul Orphanage

    11/30/2006 4:31:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Christopher DeWitt, USAF
    Florida Guard Delivers Donations to Kabul OrphanageBy Tech. Sgt. Christopher DeWitt, USAFSpecial to American Forces Press Service KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2006 -- Blankets, school supplies and soccer balls made their way to hundreds of orphaned children here today thanks to a deployed Florida U.S. Army Guard unit and donations from Americans. Orphans at the Allahoddin orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, line up to receive soccer balls and blankets from Army Lt. Col. Abe Conn, liaison officer with the 930th Army Liaison Team, out of Homestead, Fla. The items were donated from around the United States. Photo by Tech. Sgt....
  • Coalition Forces visit orphanage to lift spirits

    07/28/2006 10:32:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 328+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. L.C. Campbell
    Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, C Company, 2nd battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team visited several Iraqi schools and an Iraqi orphanage on July 8. These Soldiers adopted one of the schools to help renovate and re-supply with educational goods. The Soldiers dropped off soccer balls and other goodies at the orphanage. Department of Defense photo by Spc. L.C. Campbell. Story by Spc. L.C. Campbell 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment MOSUL – Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team visited an orphanage in Mosul, Iraq July 10, bringing...
  • Michael Jackson visits Tokyo orphanage

    05/28/2006 10:28:36 AM PDT · by CrawDaddyCA · 41 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 05/28/2006 | Staff
    Michael Jackson visited an orphanage in Tokyo on Sunday in one of the pop star's first public appearances since his acquittal last June on child molestation charges in the United States. Pop star Michael Jackson visited a Tokyo children's home on Sunday and told a group of 140 excited children "I love you" in Japanese. The 47-year-old entertainer, who appeared in public on Saturday for the first time since his acquittal on sex-abuse charges last year to receive a music award, was greeted by about 100 fans as he arrived in a black van. Inside the Seibi Gakuen children's home,...
  • Orphanage favorite off-duty destination for Manas Airmen (Have Tissues)

    04/28/2006 6:05:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 513+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Staff Sgt. Lara Gale
    4/28/2006 - BELOVODSKY, Kyrgyzstan (AFPN) -- Children at an orphanage here have become accustomed to a weekly ritual. Teachers wake them from naps or gather them from activities into a common area, the door opens, and people with boxes, bags and armfuls of treats walk in. The kids run for hugs and in a moment they’re scattered like it’s Christmas morning -- toys in one hand and cookies in the other -- making up games, or playing quietly by themselves with new treasures. Senior Airman Trammel Johnson, who organizes trips to the orphanage, has a hard time letting a week...
  • Ohio Soldiers help rebuild orphanage

    04/14/2006 3:49:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 157+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spc. Benjamin Cossel
    LA CEIBA, Honduras (Army News Service, April 14, 2006) — Choking back tears, Ohio Army National Guardsman Sgt. Natasha Swarts cleared her throat, "So many bad things have happened to these kids in their lives. To be able to do just one thing that can help so many ... I’ve got goose bumps all over." Soldiers from the Ohio National Guard’s 186th Engineering Detachment are working to finish electrical wiring and fixtures at a school that will serve the 24 boys housed at the Nińos de la Luz (Children of the Light) Orphanage in La Ceiba, Honduras. In addition to...
  • China: Orphanage director sold kids

    02/25/2006 9:37:11 PM PST · by Stoat · 13 replies · 1,011+ views
    News 24 (South Africa) ^ | Febrary 25, 2006
    Orphanage director sold kids 25/02/2006 20:49  - (SA)    Beijing - A Chinese orphanage director and nine others have been found guilty of buying and selling scores of infants, later adopted by foreign parents. China's official Xinhua news agency said another 22 officials were fired in the trafficking case in the southern city of Hengyang, Hunan province. Chinese police say the traffickers bought children who had been abducted from their families and sold them to welfare homes in Hengyang for about 4 000 yuan (R3 800) each. The social welfare homes then had the infants adopted by foreigners who made "donations" for the adoptions....
  • 'It Just Needs to Be OK to Adopt'

    12/25/2005 10:49:17 PM PST · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 636+ views
    Ohmy News (Korea) ^ | 2005-12-24 | John Christopher Carpenter
    Children at the Hwasung Baby orphanage in Seoul may not have the best lives in the world. They don't have the comfort of a loving mother and father or the security of a parent to tuck them in every night, but one thing the children do have is visitors. Korean and ex-pat volunteers visit on Saturdays, Sundays and sometimes during the week. On a recent Saturday in the common room at the home, a group of around 20 children, who range in age from newborns to eight years old, sat with half as many volunteers watching television and slowly getting...
  • 116th BCT soldier builds playground equipment for Kirkuk orphanage

    08/31/2005 6:25:38 PM PDT · by saquin · 13 replies · 464+ views
    DVIDS ^ | 8/31/05
    FOB WARRIOR, Iraq— Children at one Kirkuk orphanage now have a playground full of new equipment, thanks to the efforts of the headquarters company of the 116th Brigade Combat Team’s Task Force 2-116 Armor who installed a custom-built playground set August 19. While doing an assessment of a Kirkuk orphanage back in March, the unit noticed run-down playground equipment that was inadequate for the number of children. One metalworker in the group, Sgt. Fenton Doyle, decided to use his talent to build new equipment. “Sgt. Doyle spent his spare time gathering and welding scrap metal constructing several toys for the...
  • Corporals help improve local orphanage

    08/15/2005 6:01:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 254+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 15, 2005 | Pfc. C. Warren Peace
    ITOMAN, OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 15, 2005) -- Twenty-six students from 3rd Material Readiness Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group's corporals course volunteered their time to make some improvements at Tai Chu En orphanage Aug. 2. The Marines painted a mural of a landscape on a wall that is 6 feet tall and 35 feet long, cleared a 6 feet wide strip of sugar cane from the wall with gas-powered trimmer garden tools and played with the orphans. The orphanage has more than 100 residents and was established 23 years ago. It is named after a Buddhist monk who brought Buddhism...
  • Not even an orphanage was safe from Robert Mugabe's purge of the slums

    06/19/2005 2:10:01 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 781+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | June 19, 2005 | Neil Connery
    It is a wasteland. Street after street razed in a scene that looks like a natural disaster. The hundreds of thousands who have been left homeless are calling it Zimbabwe's tsunami. But man, not nature, is to blame for the destruction enveloping this country.The full force of Robert Mugabe's state is destroying homes and lives in what it calls Operation Restore Order. But all that can be seen is chaos and trauma. There is no compassion, only carefully executed brutality. At Hatcliffe orphanage, run by Dominican sisters, the nuns, workers and 180 orphans were given a day to get out...
  • Situation getting worse by the day for orphans

    01/12/2005 11:52:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 376+ views
    AsiaNews ^ | 12 January, 2005 | Nirmala Carvalho
    People from hardest-hit areas in ‘Black Sunday’ deplore attempts to snatch children left on their own.Nagapattinam (AsiaNews) – The situation of tsunami orphans is getting worse by the day because of the constant presence of not always disinterested outsiders. Eyewitnesses told AsiaNews stories about people approaching parents or the children themselves in refugee camps and villages in violation of Indian and international adoption laws. A resident of Nagapattinam, a village in Tamil Nadu, said: “Some people coming from Salem, from Coimbatore, have demanded to take away the children. We do not let them go”. Two tsunami survivors, Parmeshwaram and his...
  • 'God always hears prayers'(Copeland celebrates $5M orphanage pledge from Best Buy founder)

    11/18/2004 7:06:07 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 3 replies · 461+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-18-04 | LAURA YUEN
    Mary Jo Copeland uttered a Hail Mary on Wednesday after announcing a $5 million gift from the richest man in Minnesota for the orphanage she has been trying for years to build.
  • Somalia: Orphanage closures render thousands of children homeless

    02/14/2004 10:10:16 AM PST · by jafco · 6 replies · 280+ views
    This article, from a UN information agency, reports on how the US declared a Saudi organization had terrorist links. This kept the organization from sponsoring an orphanage in Somalia. Now, about 3,000 orphans face homelessness on the streets of Mogadishu. Is this a case of children getting hurt when the US paints with too broad a brush stroke, OR, a case of an evil organization being kept from running a breeding ground for future anti-US terrorists? Your thoughts?
  • Children line up at Kabul orphanage for Christmas boxes from Canadian soldiers

    12/18/2003 11:38:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies · 220+ views ^ | December 18 2003 | TERRY PEDWELL/Canadian Press
    KABUL (CP) - More than a thousand children lined up at an orphanage in Kabul Thursday, waiting patiently before receiving gift boxes delivered to them by Canadian soldiers and aid workers. The delivery was in sharp contrast to one Wednesday when children and adults overwhelmed Canadian Forces at a refugee camp several kilometres away. Once the orphans were told they could open their boxes Thursday, the children, some as young as two years old, ripped into them, their eyes widening as they discovered stuffed toys, race cars, dolls, crayons and other treasures inside. "I am so happy. This is the...
  • The Sad Orphan Web Site (One of the most heartbreaking websites I've ever seen)

    11/09/2003 9:41:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 13 replies · 533+ views
    The Sad Orphan Website ^ | various | Roger Dean Kiser
    When was the last time you reached out to someone less fortunate? Roger Dean Kiser, Sr. asks for nothing more than a little compassion, a little love, and a lifetime’s worth of hugs. Roger Dean Kiser, Sr. was raised by the Children’s Home Association, a Florida orphanage, and then was passed on to the Institute for Young Men, Florida. He and his fellow orphans stifled their tears and emotions to survive the abuse they suffered daily in these institutions. This dramatic true account of physical, mental, and sexual abuse inflicted by childcare professionals will forever change the way people view...
  • Adopt Newt's Orphaned Idea, Re: Newark, NJ, Children locked in Basement

    02/04/2003 10:04:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 1,449+ views
    The Newark Star Ledger ^ | 01.21.03 | Paul Mulshine
    <p>In the light of the most recent disclosures concerning the state Division of Youth and Family Services, let me pose the following question. Which of the following is the nuttier idea?</p> <p>Leave children with parents or guardians who may have a tendency to abuse alcohol and/or drugs, or remove those children to places where they would be clothed, fed and educated?</p>
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 8/24/02 Kabul,Kandahar,Sabawaan,carpet,Negev,Gaza

    08/23/2002 3:12:02 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 50 replies · 501+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, others | 8/24/02 | Pres. Bush and the valiant US military after the 911 Atrocities
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 8/24/02 Kabul, gun shop, orphanage, Tarnac Bridge, Sabawaan English School, Terrorists' carpet, Kandahar, bakery for widows, Patriots in the Negev, Safed, "12 rival Palestinian political factions" ploy, Perps in Gaza, American Arab doctors in Ramallah, Siring Terrorists in Karachi ===================== Kabul =================== In Kabul, at the market gun shop. In Kabul, Afghan orphans receive new uniforms from RAWA, who have fought for Aghan women's freedom. In Kabul, at the river, Afghan women try to wash their clothes. There have been three years of drought. North of Kabul, the French watch a CH531...