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ThinkOrphan, the podcast for orphan excellence, helping you navigate the global orphan crisis with experts from around the world.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 66 Ratings

ThinkOrphan, the podcast for orphan excellence, helping you navigate the global orphan crisis with experts from around the world.

    Ian Forber-Pratt - Driving Innovation in Child Welfare

    Ian Forber-Pratt - Driving Innovation in Child Welfare

    In episode 181, you’ll hear from Ian Forber-Pratt who serves as the CEO of The Institute for Child Welfare Innovation, the Director of Global Advocacy at CERI, and also teaches at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. We talk with Ian about the work that he and his team are undertaking in domestic and international reform to “Protect Childhood.”

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Aaron Blue - Soccer, Savings Groups and Family in Thailand

    Aaron Blue - Soccer, Savings Groups and Family in Thailand

    In episode 180, you'll hear from Aaron who serves as the Thailand Director for The Charis Project. We talk with Aaron about the work that he and his team are undertaking in Mae Sot, Thailand to strengthen families and develop communities.

    Show notes for the podcast can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 57 min
    Pastor Evans Baggs - Orphan Care and the American Church

    Pastor Evans Baggs - Orphan Care and the American Church

    In episode 179, you'll hear from Pastor Evans Baggs who serves as the Pastor of Mobilization at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. We talk with Evans about the recent research from Barna Group on Christian giving to orphanages. We'll get his thoughts on the role of the American church in global ministries to orphans and vulnerable children and how to prioritize relationship and accountability with international partners.

    Show notes for the episode can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Anja Goertzen Gaona - On Mission for Reform in Paraguay

    Anja Goertzen Gaona - On Mission for Reform in Paraguay

    In episode 178, you'll hear from Anja Goertzen Gaona of Paraguay Protects Families about collaborating across sectors in Paraguay and Latin America to promote systemic care reform and family based services.

    Show notes for this episode can be found at thinkorphan.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ruth Wacuka - Engaging Care Leavers Beyond Their Stories

    Ruth Wacuka - Engaging Care Leavers Beyond Their Stories

    In episode 177, you will hear from children's rights advocate and global voice for care leavers, Ruth Wacuka. She'll be talking with us about the importance of engaging care leavers beyond just hearing their stories, but collaborating on actual care programming and reforms. 

    • 56 min
    Dr. Greg Burch - Episode 176 - Ministering to Street Connected Children

    Dr. Greg Burch - Episode 176 - Ministering to Street Connected Children

    In episode 176, you will hear from Dr. Greg Burch, Chair of the Global Studies Department at Multnomah University and expert on issues surrounding children at risk. He's talking with us today about issues facing street connected children, the problems with statistics when it comes to at risk children and the role education plays to equip practitioners towards caring for orphans and vulnerable children with excellence.

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Ayye Deb ,

A Student’s Perspective

There are many treasures throughout these episodes! For a course called, “Orphaned and Vulnerable Children,” we were given this podcast to go through to listen and reflect on the conversations within various episodes. I’m so blessed to have been exposed to such insights! This podcast’s scope of conversations makes each episode worth the time to listen!! It’s not just focused on one problem within the orphan crisis which creates a great atmosphere for tough talks and vulnerability! I would recommend to all! Caring for orphaned and Vulnerable children should be a Christina “thing” rather Everyone pursuit.

kar_woo ,

Worth the Listen! :)

The Think Orphan Podcast was super informative and engaging! Something I really enjoyed was being able to go through and hear some of the same speakers on different topics. It added a level of continuity while still providing new and intriguing facts with each new podcast. I also really enjoyed hearing how the Lord worked in each of the speaker’s lives to get them to the place where they felt the urge to help those who were also in need. Some individuals went very deep with great sentiment while relaying their memories while others just enjoyed sharing what they have been learning in terms of psychological advancements or even research breakthroughs. I thought it was a pretty healthy balance that gave people a chance to share their testimony while also being able to share their expertise.

L.Roop ,

One of the best podcasts

This is such an interesting conversational podcast. Some of the topics discussed in episodes can be heartbreaking and make you want to jump into action. This podcast will change the way you see and understand issues in our messed up world.
This podcast is well laid out and they use their time well so episodes do not drag on.

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