Everyone, especially children, need love

Well, it is the end of my IWitness trip and  it is saddening to realize that we do not need to go so far around the world to find poverty and exclusion.

Save the Children are working hard to change established attitudes towards child care in Lithuania but in a country where there is no public support for alternative forms of child care and no financial support from the government, it is as much about influencing hearts as it is minds.

Girls on the swing
Girls on the swing

My feeling is that it will take a new generation of younger people to see such a culture change however it is not impossible and we can see that from the history and development of child care within our own countries.

My most lingering memory will be that of two young brothers in a state run institution who spontaneously flung their arms around me for a big hug.

Two brothers I will never forget
Two brothers I will never forget

Everyone, especially children, need love – Lynn Gregory

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