Humbling visit to Indian orphanage

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker on a trip to Hope Children's Community in India

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker on a trip to Hope Children's Community in India

My annual holiday is a rare opportunity to down tools, discard the suit, no Blackberry, very little internet - and definitely do nothing that even begins to resemble work!

This summer is a little different. In parliament, I chair three All Party Parliamentary Groups - Looked After Children & Care Leavers; Fostering & Adoption; and Street Children. This is as well as my duties on the Education Select Committee.

So when I was invited to go to see a children’s orphanage in Kerala in Southern India, it sealed this year’s holiday destination.

 

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