Mothers of children born out of wedlock in Sudan are at risk of complete social discrimination. This is why many desperate women abandon their new born children on the streets of the capital Khartoum. The little ones then often only have one chance of survival – the Mygoma orphanage.
In 1986 the picture was not pretty: the babies werer sick and neglected, the levels of hygiene were catastrophic. Step by step we managed to put an end to this depressing situation. The sanitation areas and the kitchen were renovated. The care staff were trained, the children received medical treatment, nutrition and physiotherapy programmes were set up and a playground was built. Sudanese parents received support throughout adoption procedures and a placement programme with SOS children’s villages was set up.