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A tale of two children’s homes in Uganda

This week, The World’s Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi has been bringing us stories about the dark side of orphanages, or children’s homes, in Uganda. But things aren’t all bad. As Gikandi reports, some organizations, like Ekisa Ministries, are doing things the right way.

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This week, The World’s Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi has been bringing us stories about the dark side of orphanages, or children’s homes, in Uganda.

Decades of research around the world has shown that orphanages can have negative effects on children’s development, which is why the US largely phased them out.

Still, Americans continue to send money to these homes around the world, which experts say has led to a proliferation of orphanages operating without approval. One of them is Foodstep Uganda.

But things aren’t all bad. As Gikandi reports, some organizations, like Ekisa Ministries, are doing things the right way. This is the final part of the four-part series.

To hear the full story, click on the audio player above.

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