JK Rowling, renowned author of "Harry Potter" novel series, has narrated a thought-provoking film on bringing an end to orphanages across the world during her lifetime.
The film was made by Lumos, an international non-governmental charity organisation (NGO) Rowling founded after seeing the dreadful condition of orphans in institutions. Harry Potter fans would remember Lumos as the light-giving spell.
The NGO is dedicated to transforming lives of over 8,000,000 disadvantaged children in institutions and orphanages around the globe. "Lumos works in partnership with governments, professionals and carers, communities, families and children, to transform outdated systems that drive families apart," Moviepilot quoted Rowling.
"Together with our partners, we replace institutions with community-based services that provide children with access to health, education and social care tailored to their individual needs. This supports families to provide the loving care their children need to develop to their full potential and build a positive future for themselves," she added.
Initially, the NGO began in Central and Eastern European countries where institutionalisation of children was a major concern. Now, Lumos has expanded its team and is working in countries such as Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Moldova and Ukraine, and has recently opened a US office.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 4, 2015
The film aims at bringing an end to child institutionalisation by 2050. It encourages families to be together, to support and give children love and care. A child growing up without love and support is the saddest situation ever, the film says.
Rowling played a significant role is transforming our childhood with Harry Potter books and now she is still infinitely transforming childhoods and families with her charitable work. She even lost her billionaire status due to charitable giving.
Rowling is indeed one of those celebrities who use their fame and fortune to make the world a better place to live in.