Underprivileged children in our world today need our help especially in these times we live in. These children are surrounded by some inadequacies which expose them to the harsher realities of life. Underprivileged children all around the world are daily deprived of their rights to emotional, physical, and social development and are more likely to have depression, low self-esteem, lack of sleep, and malnutrition.
Poverty is undoubtedly one major cause of this plight and the lack of education being the second culprit. There are two types of poverty namely: absolute poverty and relative poverty. The absolute poverty includes those who are financially poor and incapable of meeting their basic needs (food, shelter, and clothing) while relative poverty means the difference in the income of individuals.
THE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN AND POVERTY.
A child born into a poor home means total exposure to malnutrition, diseases, inferior living conditions, inadequate sanitation, and many other hardships. Although the child himself is not responsible for poverty, it’s not the child’s fault at all but hardships are bound to befall him. But who actually is responsible for poverty in our different countries? The main reason for poverty is; rapidly rising population, low productivity in agriculture, corruption, underutilized resources, low rate of economic development, price rise, unemployment, shortage if capitalize and Able entrepreneurship, social and political factors.
To eradicate poverty is not only in the hands of the government, but all the people of the world need to focus on the eradication of poverty. Although there are many Non-Governmental Organizations that are working towards poverty eradication, the success rate is very mearge. The reason is simply a lack of people’s participation. We can’t eradicate poverty without people’s active participation. There is no denying of the fact that more supportive hands can share the burdens easily, so everyone must join hands to address the plight of the underprivileged children.
How then can the lives of the underprivileged children be improved…
1. IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OF THIS POVERTY
We need to identify the causes of poverty and try to eliminate them at all cost and in all its forms.
2. SPREAD AWARENESS
our social media handles can be so useful in this aspect, let’s share it online tell people we can tell rather than spreading the news that is not useful or false news online.
3. EMPLOYMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY
Economic has the indirect potential to alleviate poverty, as a result of a simultaneous increase in employment opportunities and increase labour.
4. HELPING FARMERS
Raising farm income is the care of the antipoverty effort as three-quarters of the poor today are farmers.
5. FREE EDUCATION
The government must provide free education to underprivileged children. Colleges offering employment-oriented Education would be highly beneficial in addressing this problem.
6. SCHOLARSHIP AND QUOTA POOR CHILDREN IN PRIVATE INSTITUTE
Financial assistance can give a boost to the enthusiasm of an underprivileged child. Besides this, there must be a reservation for students with poor financial backgrounds in private institutes.
7. LOAN FACILITY TO SCHOOL DROPOUTS
Not everyone is good at Education, there are many dropouts, they don’t want to go to school. In this aspect, loans at a cheaper rate can help immensely in improving the lives of school dropouts so that they can open their own businesses and do something good for themselves.
United we win, divided we fall!
Thus, in order to eradicate poverty as well as to improve the lives of underprivileged children, we must unite for the cause and follow a practical approach towards these issues. Besides individuals, the big corporate houses can also provide funds to Organizations or individuals working towards the welfare of the poor.