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        The TOP Mission

        Our mission at The Orphan Project, TOP, is to improve the welfare and development of abandoned babies and children living in institutional care (orphanages).

         
           
          

        TOP Objectives

        TOP has five key areas of focus:

        1.       Supplementing healthcare

        2.       Improved  nutrition and variety of diet (vegetables, fruit, vitamins)

        3.       Provision of educational books, toys and games to stimulate mental development

        4.       Support for each child to develop their own identity with a positive image of themselves

        5.       Support the bonding of families in difficult circumstance, including bonding between sibblings within the care system.

         
           
          

        Tactical projects

        In order to focus the charity to deliver the about objectives to children in institutional care it was decided to select ONE orphanage for babies and children in a European country, or a country hoping to join Europe.  It is hoped that as the charity works with the orphanage, best practices and ideas and support may spread to other orphanages.

        Ideas under consideration (subject to agreement with the orphanage)are:

         
           
          

        Supplementing healthcare

        1.       Provision of basic medical supplies (plasters/band aid, antiseptic cream, nappy rash cream etc)

        2.       Approaching pharmaceutical companies selling commerically available medicines to doctors and pharmacies in the UK to assist the provision of medication to the orphanage physician which may not otherwise be obtained by government supplied resources. E.g. Provision of influenza vaccine available commercially within the country and approved by the orphanage physician for use.

        3.       Provision of equipment for disabled children

        4.       Review and sponsorship of improved sanitary provisions, if necessary. E.g. child-sized toilet facilities and washing facilities

         
           
          

        Provision of supplemental nutrition and variety of diet (vegetables, fruit, vitamins)

        1.       Review and sponsorship for kitchen equipment where necessary

        2.       Establish an on-line account with a local supermarket and purchase food (with agreement from the orphanage) for delivery to the orphanage to supplement the children’s diet.

        3.       Provision of enhanced foods such as follow-on milk formular and minerals and vitamins for children.

        Encouragement of of the older children growing vegetables and fruit in the orphanage garden by planting seeds and saplings.
         
           
          

        Provision of educational books, toys and games to stimulate mental development

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        Support for each child to develop their own identity with a positive image of themselves

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        Support the bonding of families in difficult circumstance, including bonding between sibblings within the care system.

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