Madonna adoption: civil or evil society?
What brings sadness
to me is the way in which the so called Malawi
civil societies (not all Malawi civil societies) have managed to get
the support of some of the hypocritical British tabloids who have hacked
in a lot of pounds by selling this sad story. British tabloids and Malawi
civil society: aren't they just
Despite having seen
the world for only 12 months, David been exposed to all kinds of poverty,
diseases and marginalisation which is an everyday reality of
Madonna has offered David a dream that he might not even afford to live in three lifetimes. Look here, we are not talking of a human trafficker in Cameroon going to buy a child worker in Togo, but we are talking about Madonna a world icon who is always in the media spotlight and would do anything to prevent having her name being published for not being able to be a good mother to the poor African child.
Who is raising
their voice for the child's rights? A hypocritical group of people calling
themselves Malawian civil society, the same people who could
If these hideous NGOs were true champions of children's rights, why is it that, cases of child abuse skyrocket on almost everyday basis in Malawi as well as other African countries? If they are voices of the silent, then why make noise for only one lucky child when they seem voiceless on all the other million plus children suffering?
To imagine that such under-funded NGOs have the audacity to squeeze their meagre funds on the vague pretext that they are championing the rights of a child whose father, relatives and chief have given a greenlight for adoption, is tantamount to creating an overly ambitious perimeter of jurisdiction.
They enjoy it when the game benefits them. This is the reason why some of these NGOs are underfunded because they lack a clear mission statement.
Surely Madonna might be getting some Hollywood marks but I think the overall winner is David. Give the child a break and let Madonna adopt him.
Perseverence Ganga is a student at the University of Reading and has more than 3 years experience of working with the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Africa. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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