Rescue 2000

Humans of the World


An orphanage, bags filled with candy and life questions...

The orphanage And not just a regular orphanage. It was a place for blind, deaf or children with Down syndrome. And the reason they are here is heartbreaking. Where we have tremendous support for everyone in the Netherlands, it is somewhat different here. The children are placed here simply because they are a liability to their parents. When I’m reliving this moment, I feel the tears rushing down my face. The children do not make any money and need extra care, which means that they need extra nurturing and time. That’s a problem. With almost no support from the government, the orphanage is run by a handful of local amazing women who volunteered and look after the children. There were about 50 children... [click on image to continue reading]