In episode 189, we’re talking with Sinet Chan and Grace Njeri who sit on the USAID Care Leavers Council and are recipients of Miracle Foundation’s Youth for Social Impact award. They share their personal experiences of what it was like to grow up in an orphanage and the years thereafter. Hear what they are doing now to help impact future adolescents coming out of institutionalized care.

  • Sinet shares about her upbringing and leaving care (7:01)
  • Grace shares about her family and what led her into a CCI (orphanage) (14:05)
  • Challenges that vulnerable children face in Cambodia (20:50)
  • Similarities and differences for vulnerable children in Kenya (25:36)
  • The loss of identity that happens in orphanages (28:43)
  • The reality that children face when they exit care (34:06)
  • Sinet’s project of developing a podcast for care leavers in Cambodia (47:10)
  • Grace’s initiative of helping youth become equipped before leaving care in Kenya (53:03)

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