September 2020 World Changer's Spotlight
The Archibald Project
THE ARCHIBALD PROJECT IS USING STORYTELLING TO SPARK AND EXPAND A MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE TO CARE FOR ORPHANED AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN CREATIVE AND EDUCATED WAYS, IN ORDER TO COMBAT AND END THE GLOBAL ORPHAN CRISIS.
Unicef estimates that there are over 140 million orphans in our world. How did we get here? What does this even mean? If we are truly going to get to the bottom of the orphan crisis then we must inspire a movement where people will no longer stand for this catastrophe.
When many of us think about caring for orphans we automatically think "adoption." But adoption, although wonderful and needed, is only one way of caring for orphans. Adoption is usually only needed because of deeper root problems such as poverty, war, disease, lack of education, government policy, and the breakdown of the family. If we can inspire more people to address some of these issues, then we can prevent a child from becoming an orphan in the first place. That is orphan care!
That is why The Archibald Project is using stories to educate people in all ways to care for orphaned and vulnerable children. This is leading to more holistic and ethical orphan care, and over time this will lead to long-term solutions that will help eliminate the orphan crisis.