881. Meadowlark Academy (II)
This facility is located near Cheyenne in Wyoming. It is not to be confused with the academy of same name in Kansas. It is owned by an organization named “Rite of Passage”.
The structure of this program is not known. It seems that it very much functions as a group home instead of a full-blown behavior modification program with levels and isolation.
In 2021 there was a high profiled escape attempt. An employee was also arrested on charges of felony Child Abuse. It cannot be a fun place to be as a teenager.
- MEADOWLARK ACADEMY EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH FELONY CHILD ABUSE (CAP City News)
- Three juveniles run away from Cheyenne treatment facility (Wyoming Tribune Eagle)
- Runaways Suspected of Crime Spree in Cheyenne Area Still at Large (KGAB AM 650)
880. Kamloops Indian Residential School
2021 became the year where 215 graves were discovered at the place which once housed Kamloops Indian Residential School. The school opened in 1890 and operations shut down in 1978. As with many residentials schools in Canada also many of the children attending the school were forced away from their parents. They were punished if they spoke their native language. If some cases students were abused by the employees, even sexual abuse took place.
How the 215 children died is not known. Survivors of the school believed that they had run away.
It is very safe to assume that it could not have been a fun place to be as a child.
- ‘We do not want this to be hidden’: Remains of 215 children discovered on site of former residential school (CTV News)
- ‘Unthinkable’ discovery in Canada as remains of 215 children found buried near residential school (CNN)
- Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Kamloops Indian Residential School (Penticton, B.C.: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society / Theytus Books Ltd.)
- Why so many children died at Indian Residential Schools (National Post)
879. Daya Dan orphanage
This orphanage in India connected to the well-known Mother Teresa was not a nice place to be in general. Dirty, the children being under-medicated, children tied to their beds is not the right environment for children. However, as they say: “Given the alternatives”.
But the alternatives only exist because a state was allowed to be created too fast leaving place for no income tax system as we know it in the civilized world where money are distributed from the people well-off to the poor. The blame is on both the government who mismanagement their country and the welfare organizations working there without addressing the real issue, so the International community could put pressure on the government to look after their own country instead on playing with muscles against surrounding countries.
Mother Teresa might not have gained a lot personally from running her charity but she still managed to prey on volunteers who worked for what they believed was a good case and in her actions support a regime in an over-corrupt country who used her organization to fix what they should have taken care of long time ago.
Yes. For sure being a child in this kind of orphanage cannot be fun.