Underprivileged children from disadvantaged families need our help. Raised in poverty, these children get exposed to the harshest realities of life. Underprivileged children are often denied their right to emotional, physical and social development. This leaves them more likely to suffer from:
among other things. Poverty is without a doubt one of the major causes of this plight.
A lack of education is the second culprit. At present, more than 40% of our population lives below the poverty line. They don’t earn enough to afford the basic necessities of life.
Before heading forward, we need to understand the two different types of poverty. Absolute and relative.
Absolute poverty refers to the financially poor. In other words, people who are unable to meet their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. Whereas relative poverty refers to the differences in income between individuals.
In many countries, when we talk about poverty, we’re talking about absolute poverty.
- low self-esteem
- lack of sleep, and
- poor nutrition
Poverty and underprivileged children
A child born to poor parents is at greater risk of exposure to:
and many other hardships.
Although the child is not responsible for this poverty, hardships are bound to befall him. So, who’s responsible for poverty in our nation?
The main reasons for poverty in many countries are:
- inferior living conditions
- inadequate sanitation
It’s not all on the government. To eradicate poverty, people must band together. Pooling and redistributing money helps, of course. But what’s needed is a complete change of attitude. Only then will we triumph.
- soaring population growth
- low productivity in agriculture
- underutilized resources
- low economic development rate
- high inflation
- shortage of capital and able entrepreneurship
- other social and political factors
Be a Part of the Solution
There are many non-government organizations working toward eradicating poverty. Such as Potter’s Gate Charities. But sadly, our success rate could always be better.
The reason for this is simple. A lack of participation. We can’t eradicate poverty without your help.
There’s no denying many supportive hands make sharing burdens easier. So, everyone must join hands to address the plight of underprivileged children. Today.
How can we help underprivileged children?
We don’t do anything randomly. We follow a sound, practical, scientific approach to this issue.
Before drafting any strategy, we rigorously brainstorm to identify the root cause(s) of poverty. Drawing a concrete strategy is a tough job, but nothing is impossible in this world. We must tackle this problem in a very practical manner.
First, we need to analyze causes and study the behavioral pattern of the target audiences. Then we need to draw a concrete strategy based on our analysis.