As CEO of Lumos, an international charitable organization that hopes to abolish child abuse and orphanages altogether, Georgette Mulheir's speeches aims to push funds away from orphanages towards family services.
Georgette Mulheir believes that orphanages do more harm than good, often neglecting children's and babies' basic needs for interaction and stimulation, which can ultimately impede mental, emotional, psychological and motor development. Having traveled to over 17 countries in the past 19 years, witnessing countless cases of neglected and abused children in large residential institutions, Georgette Mulheir's speeches often include powerful images she witnessed.
Her hopes of eliminating orphanages to improve a child's life is inspiring. Aside from leading large-scale programs across Europe and Africa to transform the lives of families and children, she also pioneered a model of de-institutionalization, which is being followed by various countries in Europe.