Every pound donated before 27th December will be doubled by the UK Government. Together, we can help thousands of children grow up surrounded by the love and protection of a family.Every pound donated before 27th December will be doubled by the UK Government.
When a baby in an orphanage cries nobody comes to comfort them.
As a result, they learn not to cry; internalising their pain, causing lifelong mental and physical damage. Deprived of love, deprived of life. Left to grow up without laughter, without music, without hope. Left there, children will never experience the love and protection only a family can offer.

Together we can End the Silence.

End the Silence, supported by YouTube, is asking everyone to share the most precious musical memories from their childhood.

By joining the world’s leading music talent in adding your musical memory, you will be helping to end the silence for the 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world. 

Every pound donated to the End the Silence campaign before the 27th December will be doubled by the UK Government. Together we can look forward to a day when every child grows up surrounded by love, family and music.

Together we can End the Silence.

Fiona and Patience

Fiona is a loving single mother who faces an impossible choice. Her daughter, Patience, is 14 and has multiple disabilities which mean she can’t walk, stand or sit unsupported. Read more

Impact

End the Silence aims to transform the lives of the 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world, suffering in silence. By adding your voice, you are becoming part of a global movement that says orphanages are an unacceptable way to bring up children.

Every pound donated to the End the Silence campaign before the 27th December will be doubled by the UK Government. Together we can look forward to a day when every child grows up surrounded by love, family and music.

Hope and Homes for Children will use the money your donations unlock from the UK Government to pioneer the first orphanage closures for children with disabilities in both Rwanda and Uganda, a key milestone in the journey towards both countries becoming orphanage-free. Read more

Over 80% of children confined to orphanages around the world have at least one living parent but are abandoned often due to poverty, disability or discrimination. Our dedicated social workers, alongside our partners at Childs i Foundation, will work with individual children, tracing their families and giving them the support they need to become a family again. Where this isn't possible we will find and train specialist foster families who can give the children the love and security they need to thrive.

At Hope and Homes for Children we believe that no child should ever face the prospect of growing up suffering in silence in an orphanage. Over the last seven years we have developed strong local services designed to support vulnerable parents so that they never again have to face the impossible choice of surrendering their child to an orphanage.

We work with communities to put in place the local services families need to thrive. These include: crèches and schooling, parenting skills, literacy classes, nutrition advice, crisis intervention and small business support. This combination of emotional and practical support gives families the confidence and skills to stay and grow together.

Our work in Rwanda and Uganda will continue to show that with the right support in place, every child can thrive in the love and protection of a family, even in the most challenging of circumstances. And from this, we can create the platform for to share this model regionally and globally, bringing us closer to the day when no child in an orphanage suffers in silence.

Together we can look forward to a day when every child grows up surrounded by love, family and music.

Together we can End the Silence

Cary

Cary was only seven when her family left her in a remote orphanage for children with disabilities in Rwanda. She’s 15 years old now and she is still there. Read more

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A global movement for change

Hope and Homes for Children is working towards a day where every child can grow up in a loving family. We know we will only achieve this by working with others. Through our partnerships with national governments, civil society organisations, international agencies, corporate donors and committed individuals, we are helping to build a global movement that will eradicate orphanages in our lifetime.

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LEARN MORE

End the Silence aims to transform the lives of the 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world, suffering in silence. To learn more about the damage orphanages inflict on children and how Hope and Homes for Children is working towards a day when every child grows up in the love and protection of a family download our campaign report below.

GET INVOLVED

In addition to sharing your musical memory, there are lots of ways you can get involved and help End the Silence for the 8 million children confined to orphanages around the world. We have shared some of your favourite ideas to get you going.