An Equal Opportunity for every child
Every child is the ‘Hope of the future’. Children need the love and care and must grow up in a healthy, happy environment, for a bright future—the one of hope and opportunity.
They deserve the chance to be happy and healthy, explore their world safely, and reach their full potential.
So, are the children getting the attention they need? The answer is ‘Not Really’.
Millions of children are deprived of this right and discriminated based on factors that are beyond their control. Their gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, place of their birth, and whether they live with a disability are all examples.
The Drawbacks of an unfair world
When children do not get a fair chance in life, significant inequalities emerge between those who have the most and those who have the least. Those inequalities are passed on from one generation to the other that has substantial economic, political and social consequences – leading to an unfair world.
When the most deprived children have not inured an opportunity to realise their rights, they fall further behind, and the inequality gap grows more prominent. As children grow, these initial inequities result in worse health and learning outcomes, lower nutritional condition, and lower employment rates as adults.
Children in poor households are less likely to attend school, expected to be married as children without knowing about HIV. Children with disabilities grow more impoverished and are often excluded from the workforce, creating a revolution of hardships.
These unbalanced results create inequalities in economic and social conditions. Those disparities weigh down the overall economic growth and prosperity, making it harder for families and countries to invest more in the next generation of disadvantaged children.
Many children today are not receiving the essential nutrition they need for survival and thrive. Malnutrition especially -Undernutrition is one of the biggest killers of children under age 5, responsible for nearly half of the deaths in that age group. For those who even survive, the consequences of stunting, [i.e., a particular condition that stops the physical and intellectual growth of children]– cast a long shadow across their lives, harming health, school performance and potential future income. The damage caused cannot be corrected and improving nutrition, especially after age two usually do not help recover the lost potential.
So, as a community let’s help for the cause—
Understanding the priorities of our children is very important—-We can help by
- Giving children the best start in life with proper education. As a community, we must make sure that kids go to school for their prosperity in the future.
- Mothers must have access to quality health care and education. Poor maternal nutrition can hurt fetal development and contribute to low birth weight, subsequent stunting and other forms of undernutrition.
- Proper nutrition is of prime importance during the early years of life, when the brain rapidly produces cells and complex connections at a pace that is never again repeated. The period starting from pregnancy through the first 18 months of life have a lasting impact on the future.
- Prevention from harmful habits [drugs, alcohol, smoking, etc.] and Child Protection from dreadful diseases are the key factors.
Connect with our expert EKAM- today. “EKAM” is a non-profit organisation, that works towards providing quality healthcare to needy children and mothers in India. EKAM has achieved lasting changes through programs in Child Education, Health & Nutrition, Child Protection and Humanitarian response. ‘EKAM Foundation’ is committed to the Healthcare of neonates, infants, children and mothers.
So, let’s join hands with ‘EKAM’ to give every child a future that they deserve. No wonder healthy and happy—children, mothers and communities is their vision. Log on to www.ekamoneness.org for further queries.