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The Children’s Social Needs Charity

The Children’s Social Needs Charity

Children are the most vulnerable groups being hard hit by the life’s unfavorable terms. Charities for the children are one of the best ways for you to give back your blessings. It also provides the avenue for instilling the value of sharing. There are several global organizations specifically gathering to the needs of less fortunate children. Some of these charities are forthright outstanding giving to the social misfortunes for the children.

We can distinguish the social needs of children as the basic needs that include food, save the childrenshelter, clothing and educational needs not forgetting their health. Consequently, global charities have come on board to support these needs. There are a number of organizations that concentrate on a specific need, for instance, provision of food or education. We are going to delve further on each of these situations and about contributing to such needs. Let’s start off with the basic needs charities! Organizations like www.savethechildren.org & www.passion4kids.org are just 2 that help children.

At the heart of the children’s social needs are the basic needs. The basic social needs for children include food, shelter and clothing. These are the number one needs before we even think of education and health because with an empty stomach, for instance, no charitable organization or individual will achieve much providing for education! This is the prime reason that most charitable groups are engaged in food, shelter and clothing charities.

As reiterated earlier, children are the most helpless individuals for hunger. Organizations like Feed the Children concentrate on providing feeds to sustain the lives of this vulnerable lot across the world. They provide life-saving foods and other aids for the starving children within the global reach. It is good to note that it is neither one continent, nation, tribe nor religions have starving children.

poor childrenOther compassionate missions are contributing towards providing clothing. Providing clothing is usually in the form of what children wear. Clothing can also go with the weather. Organizations provide for warmth to the children through clothing.

The need for housing, on the other hand, refers to not only formal housing but also the infrastructure related to it. Most of them have no latrines, and their sanitation systems are detrimental to their health. What is more? Talk about the children living in slums. Slums are in fact described by the United Nations as informal settlements hazardous to inhabitants and specifically focus on the health of children within. Without proper housing and waste disposal systems, you will find children catching diseases like diarrhea, and medical toxins from the polluted environment can seriously harm their health. Contributing towards housing really is a noble cause.

On the extreme side of the basic needs are the street children and the orphaned that are completely deprived of what it takes to see tomorrow. For this reason, charities for children’s homes have sprouted up to take care of this group. Charities have build children’s homes where they can provide food, clothing and shelter to the children.

Although the basic needs for any child in any country are food, water and shelter, helping with the knowledge to understand the use of their own resources can lead to phenomenal growth. But such expansion, like everything, requires financial boosting too. To do this, it has to be resourced from elsewhere.

When people hear the word charity, they tend to presume this relates to feeding the poor or sheltering the homeless. International charities are not limited to just feeding or housing schemes. They can be suppliers of educational materials, agricultural equipment or infrastructure support. Every day when we look around we see the destitute children living in morally haphazard situations. Children all over the world, especially in the third world countries, are forced to relinquish their education to work in flower farms because they don’t have what they need to eat at the end of the day. In fact, the worst scenario is displayed in shanties with households infected with the HIV/Aids pandemics because either the children are orphaned, or their parents are too weak to provide as a result of illness. This is where Charities help.

Looking at social needs charities from the medical perspective; access to medical care for the poor child is a luxury.

Meeting important health and medication needs is a lifeline for the global most delicate population; children. This is why organizations such as compassion have come up with a variety of charities to address this challenge. Children who are born with medical complications or the seek needs to be taken care of.

Severe medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and fatal injuries afflict children in various ways. Talk about immunizations, we should always make sure that children have access to a stronger immune system that has the capability to fight diseases and other infections. In the children’s deprived state, assistance toward medical orientation can mean the difference between life and death.

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Lastly in our review, but not least, are charities transitioning the child to a youth. This is one of the charities for children under social needs that provide a rapidly growing youth program. It guides and strongly encourages children and teenagers to enhance the value of caring and compassion through volunteering. This is one of the many good charities for children out there that you can choose to give back your blessings to. It is important that you choose the right charity to which you shall give out some of your blessings in order to ensure your purpose will not be futile.

The Children’s Social Charity Works

The types of charity works that are available are varied, and many of them could be the perfect for someone that likes to help children get out of bad spots. The available charity works are today becoming more abundant. You can choose a charity work depending on your target goal.

First, you can provide administrative support to the social needs charities. You might check children’s information to make sure they qualify for help, or you might be the one in charge of getting the donations. Know that many large companies and businesses donate to these types of causes.

Assorted types of children teaching and vacations may also be another charity opportunity you might be interested in doing. Many global charities provide materials and learning aids for children especially with regards to social issues such as morality and sex education. Some charitable groups helps these children towards this.

These are just to mention but the children needs are diverse, and therefore children’s needs charity works are many. You can choose many from this broad spectrum. You can decide to give immunizations if you have the capacity, to cook for them, to laundry their clothing, provide security among many more you can enlist.

Getting involved in Children’s social needs charities

Before you engage in any charity providing for social needs for the children decide on what you want to achieve. It will enable you to have the right organization in mind you need to partner with. As we have noted, charity organizations for social needs are numerous but their specific goals are what matters. Therefore decide today if you want to contribute for basic needs, health needs or educational needs. All goes a long way to giving hope the child.

Naturally you can contribute monies if you have substantial wealth. You can also give donations in the form of providing knowledge skills needed for social programs already in place. These are usually funded by the corporate through their donation schemes. All forms of help are greatly appreciated, and nothing goes to waste.

I want to challenge you to begin from your neighborhood and check such a similar situation, go next to your nation before you broaden up to the limelight of the world. Doing that, you will soon realize that you need to be part of a charity.

Make sure you do your research. Find a charity that is going to meet your needs, one that you can give your time and efforts to but one that will also give you much gratitude in return. Your donations support, and contributions will go so far when you finally find a charity. Keep your focus and goal in mind and the benefits will be more than you imagined. You need to be careful not to become a victim of bogus foundations and charities. It would help to do some research before you shall decide to give out any kind of donation to any charities for children.

 

 

World Vision International

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I like traveling to different parts of the world for pleasure. But last week as I was visiting my friend’s residence.

I almost shed tears for what my friend and I learnt.

A young street boy had stayed for a whole day without taking anything and was almost starving. As we were seated the boy came close to us. He told us that he was homeless and an orphan too. From the look, the boy needed help. We bought the boy some food and later raised his case with the World Vision International which helps needy people in our communities. Started in 1950s, World Vision International was originally known as World Vision Inc. It only worked in the United States but later in 1966 it spread its wings to other countries.

The president of the World Vision, Walter Stanley Mooney ham, founded the World Vision International in the year 1977. He served as the president until he resigned in 1982 due to criticism. The headquarters of the World Vision International are located in Monrovia, California. E D Dayton established the Mission Advanced Research and Communication Centre (MARC) in 1967 as a division of the World Vision International. This helped in world evangelization whereby a lot of information was then collected and published. This information was about “Unreached people’’ and “Mission handbook’’. From all these, World Vision decided to promote self reliance by ensuring that people from different communities acquire different agricultural skills i.e. they were trained on how to make small farms so as to greatly help these communities.

Good health has also been promoted by this organization whereby clean water storages have been installed and water pumped to different communities’ localities. Many people from this organization have still volunteered to teach these communities on how they can still use the same fresh water for productive purposes so as to earn their living i.e. by teaching them farming methods and irrigation.

In different countries e.g. Uganda, many children are dying in great numbers due to HIV/AIDS. In Roman many children are being neglected by their parents, and in Somalia many are dying due to civil wars. This led to World Vision International to decide to help these children by adhering to the following solutions:

  1. Giving extensive education to different communities so as to be able to protect themselves from contradicting the disease.
  2. Helping those affected by civil wars by joining United Nations for peace keeping preventing massive deaths.
  3. The World Vision International also decided to restrict the land mines which had left many communities landless hence sustaining many families.

World Vision having over 981 million dollars has emerged to be the 11th largest charity as from December 2014 according to Forbes magazine. Nancy Dornan through her charity, Network TwentyOne Inc. has greatly contributed to the funding of the World Vision International. Her charity has been the World Vision largest corporate sponsor. The charity’s philanthropic arm, Network of Caring, in partnership with World Vision International helps in children sponsorship.

Organizational structure

World Vision is partnership is now an interdependent office with three different levels of control. These are:

  1. National offices-these offices hosts the branch of the main organization and they are strongly headed by the World Vision International
  2. Intermediate stage national offices-these offices have different board of directors for management purposes under the World Vision International.
  3. Independently national registered offices-following the covenant of the partnership, these offices make internal decisions in co-ordination with the World Vision International.

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All members of the World Vision International must sign a covenant of partnership. Then, they must adhere to the policies and decisions made by the international board. They must also not make their own decisions and programs without consulting the World Vision International and the host country except in founding projects. These founding projects are then to be submitted through the World Vision International for budget. International board accepts the budget then examination of the national offices is done by the partnership representatives.

All national offices and their boards are headed by the president of the World Vision International. The partnership offices which are situated in different areas are usually involved in co-ordination, decision-making and representing the World Vision in the international arena. Decisions from each office must be considered. The international board of directors meets two times every year to prepare plans and budget. The current chairperson of charity is Denis St. Armour of Canada while Kelvin J Jenkins is the president.

Religion

World vision International emerges from a very solid Christian background. They include people from all parts of the world saying that a Christian can be from any culture. They therefore respect other people’s culture being committed to transformational work only attending services daily and weekly.

Activities and Philosophy

In co-ordination with other organizations e.g. UNSECO, UN agencies like UNCEF, WHO, UNCHR and ILO many activities have been funded all over the world. Its main aim is to help people make their own developments by enabling them utilize the few resources within them carefully e.g. in health care, water projects and education. It also works in eliminating poverty by ensuring that people realize their abilities and use them properly to work for change. The World Vision International also encourages people to live peacefully by solving conflicts within themselves and understanding their rights. It also encourages people to join their efforts with media so as to acquire enough education on the causes of poverty and create awareness about other people’s needs. People are also encouraged to send crews and videographers to some of the hostile areas for more information. This will greatly help in terminating poverty, civil wars, negligence and abuse e.g. in 2015 the World Vision International has fully participated in ending many calamities.

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Many needy children, families and communities are greatly benefitting the World Vision International e.g. by getting clean water, better education, proper sanitation, improved health care, nutrition and other developments. World Vision International has changed children’s lives a big deal. As a member of any community what impacts have ever had from World Vision International?

Marie Stopes International

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Marie Stopes International

Many times there have been rampant school drop-outs in various parts of the world. This has greatly affected the girl child due to unplanned early pregnancies and finally leading to death hence population decrease. Unplanned pregnancies with married women have made many women get children by chance making them to leave their jobs hence living miserable lives. This happens because many women all over the world are not able to access contraceptives though they may want to use them therefore the results becomes devastating.

Due to lack of contraceptives the chances of unwanted pregnancies are increasing day by day. And this has greatly resulted to unsafe abortions all over the world. As a result, a massive death of women is experienced every year. If contraceptives were easily accessed, the cases of unwanted pregnancies and deaths could have been prevented. But women and girls should not worry since Marie Stopes International has tried its best to bring quality family planning programs to ensure that deaths caused unintended pregnancies cease. Marie Stopes International has tried to save the lives of many women everyday. They have been providing modern contraceptives, post abortion care and ensuring that safe abortions are conducted. This has happened for over thirty years in thirty seven years.

Started as Marie Stopes Foundation, it became bankrupt in 1975 and taken over by Tim Black who rebranded it Marie Stopes International in 1976. It ensures that we live in a world where every birth is wanted. This has greatly been achieved by operating a social business model which is consumer-centered for reproductive health and other services. In some countries, the work of the Marie Stopes International generates a lot of profit which is used in the improvement of health care services.

How it works

In offering its services, Marie Stopes International employs different methods in order to reach the target group of people. The most common methods are:

  1. By operating many centers

It runs many centers worldwide. These centers are equipped with quality health services. Therefore many women are to access better services with ease. In 2003, many women were able to carry out safe abortions by the help of Marie Stopes International. This was due to construction of 600 centers in thirty seven countries which benefitted many women. Post abortion care and family planning methods are also offered.

  1. Mobile outreach

Many mobile teams provide services in rural areas and poor settings to make sure that they provide family planning choices to women. It also happens in urban slums due to lack of health facilities. In 2013 they visited many slums and remote areas.

  1. Social marketing

Marie Stopes International distributes free condoms, pills and other contraceptives to health centers and to private hospitals at a low cost. Sometimes, some responsible members of the society are empowered to provide education to the public on how to use these products. They also do guidance and counseling. This benefits men and women who rarely visit health facilities. In 2012, 2 million people were provided with family planning services through social channels.

  1. Social franchising

Marie Stopes International provides social networks by ensuring that people who visit private health facilities get quality education of reproductive health services. They also educate mid-wives on how to provide better services.

  1. Health systems strengthening

Marie Stopes International works in partnership with public and private sectors so as to each country easily. It offers some countries services which they cannot offer to their people and supplement other countries’ existing services. They also train governmental health workers so as to give them support. In corporation with private health centers, they provide quality training for expansion of quality family planning and safe abortion services. The family planning services offered includes use of condoms, contraceptive pills, implants and intra-uterine devices, and other permanent methods such as tubal ligation vasectomy.Marie stopes international video

Impacts

The impacts of Marie Stopes International are hugely noticeable and felt. It works to its best to provide services to many people. They also make sure that women get the right contraceptives to avoid unplanned pregnancies. They usually make sure that women get not only family planning methods but they use the ones which best suits their conditions of health. In 2011, Marie Stopes International reached more people than ever before making difference to the lives of many women who accessed the information, services and their products. Research shows that a big number of girls between the ages of fifteen and nineteen years die every year due to unsafe abortions . This usually results to orphanage. By use of the right contraceptive these lives could be saved.

Case studies

In 3rd Dec 2014, people with disabilities were educated on their sexual and reproductive health needs. Marie Stopes International working with the vision

“A world in which every birth every birth is wanted’’ and the mission “Children by choice, not chance’’

is trusted by many people i.e. the poor and vulnerable women for it provides them with quality sexual and reproductive health care including giving the right contraceptives, safe abortions, and providing care to both the mother and the new born in many countries all over the world.

Through Marie Stopes International, many women are able to access different services and make their own decisions about sexual and reproductive health.

Marie Stopes International is in many places across the globe. You can find MSI in these following countries including but not limited to:

  • India
  • South Africa
  • Cambodia
  • Romania
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Northern Ireland
  • Bolivia
  • Nepal
  • Mexico

By providing high quality services, Marie Stopes International is needed and trusted by many for it prevents unnecessary deaths. As members of different countries, we need to support the works of Marie Stopes International. Income from its clinics is used in expanding their services.

Marie Stopes International carries out sensitization and awareness campaigns round the year in almost all the countries. It organizes and holds free medical camps for women and girls. They offer free screening of reproductive organs to women and girls. Through its different people from different backgrounds, ethnicity and color are able to raise health and sustainable families. Thanks to its organization and administration. What positive impacts of Marie Stopes International have you witnessed in your locality?