In Liberia, there are over 100,000 orphaned or abandoned children, about 10%-15% of them living in orphanage homes, deprived of their basic rights. Untrained care-givers are unable to provide adequate care for the children. Their formative years are spent without proper support or the opportunity to create critical bonds with family figures or community. Many of the children develop attachment disorders, become developmentally delayed, physically disabled or mentally compromised. Upon leaving the home, they feel rootless, often lacking the social and organisational skill required to thrive in the outside world, and ultimately, they become a burden on the society that has failed them. As you may know, this is a global problem, not specific to Liberia.