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673. Oxfam group homes in Haiti

The department of Oxfam in United Kingdom is not longer represented in Haiti after it was revealed that some of the volunteers and employees took advantage of the unprotected and vulnerable children who needed housing after earthquake.

While it could not have been fun to be there while those adults were present, it raises the question whether it can be fun at all to be there as a child in a country so broken down regarding supervision and structure as Haiti is.


672. Kenbe Fem Ministry

Kenbe Fem Ministry is a ministry in Haiti. In 2017 a manager of the facility was arrest for sexual abuse of the children when he was back in his home country where the court system unlike the system in Haiti works without corruption.

He was sentenced to 40 years in prison combined with supervision in 2018.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child but then it cannot be fun to be in Haiti at all when you see a country which barely functions at all.


671. Holsteins Minde

Holsteins Minde has been a group home for children for more than 100 years. Originally it was a boarding school named Hjortholm Kostskole.

An article mention abuse of a girl conducted by older boys at the facility.

It could not be fun to be there as a child when supervision is so relaxed that the children can abuse each other.

Sources (In Danish)

670. Baunehoej efterskole

Baunehoej efterskole is a boarding school in Denmark where teenagers can finish their basic education before moving on to high school. Some parents send their girls to such school because they are shy and the parents hope that the girls develop themselves into young women during their stay.

In the years from 2004 to 2006 the school had an employee who made advances towards the shy girls living at the school hoping for a sexual relation with them. In the end he was arrested and given a suspended sentence.

It could not have been fun to be a teenage girl at this boarding school when he was teacher.

Sources (In Danish)

669. Atlantis

Atlantis in Næstved, Denmark was a group home for children suffering from Autism and some other issues. It was supposed to be monitored by the state but the supervision was only consisting of coffee and cake in the management office.

Local citizens reported the facility to the police after it was discovered that the facility drove the small children out of town and let them walk alone back to the facility in the middle of the night as punishment. The children aged around 8-11 could have been hit by traffic during their 10 kilometer long walk.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

Sources (In Danish):

668. The ABC School

The ABC school was a school in the Danish town of Odense, where young people could suplement their normal education with education during the weekend. The school was not recognized by the Danish department of Education.

It was revealed that the school had used corporal punishment which had been outlawed in schools for at least 20 years at the time of the news.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.

Sources (In Danish)

667. Daruk Boys’ Home

Daruk Boys’ Home also known as Daruk Training School was created hoping the change to lives of young offenders. Instead it became a place where adults could have sex with minors. Basic guidelines to prevent such things from happening were not followed and young boys aged down to 12 ended up with men who had other things in mind than the welfare of the boys. And the sexual abuse was just part of some of the gruesome things which could happen to the boys confined at this facility. The Australian government rewarded the management for their efforts.

It could not have been a fun place to be as a child.


638. Pine Ridge Training School

Located on an area where they used to house prisoners of war during the second world war, a training school housed teenagers until some time in 1980’s.

Many years after the closure it seems that the training schools housed adults who molested and abused the teenagers. Various forms of sexual exploitation took place against the teenagers. It marked them for decades afterward.

The worst part is that Pine Ridge Training School was only one of these schools. More horror testimonies are expected in the future.

It could not have been a fun place to be as a teenager.


580. All Saints Academy, Plymouth

The All Saints Academy was founded in 2013. As a private religious based school they have their agenda. However the state also have theirs and it is to secure that schools in the country deliver a good quality and the Ofsted inspection found that the school didn’t deliver. Especially the quality of teaching was too variable and teachers’ expectations of pupils were too low.

Teaching the students the bible and exclude parts of the evolution history which does not fit what the bible claims does not ensure good quality.

However the schools have not addressed this. Instead they focused on punishing the understimulated students isolating them for 24 academic hours and sending them home with proper communication to the parents. Does that improve the student material? Of course not.

It cannot be fun to be there as student. There are properly other schools in the area. The parents should move their children away from this school.


558. Hawthorne-Cedar Knolls RTC

During the last few years this residential treatment center has spiralled out of control. Residents assaulting people in town, riots and a number of runaway resulting in the local police to have responded to 827 calls.

Now the enrollment has been ordered to stop.

But the question people should ask themselves were: Is it fun to be there as a teenager?

The number of runaways and all this acting out is a clear signal that is not a fun place to be.