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Monday, 13 August 2012
As we all firmly believe in saying, "Children are future of our nation". Childrens are given atmost care across all facets of their life, till they are matured enough.
Here,are the some points which I thought to share from the UNICEF report on the subject "THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S CHILDREN 2012". Although the report is on WORLD , here you fill find the information related to the
In foreward of the report,
He says, when one thinks of the world’s poorest children, the image that is potrayed in minds is of child going hungry in a remote rural villages located somewhere in sub-Saharan
Further, he adds
“In fact, hundreds of millions of children today live in urban slums, many without access to basic services.They are vulnerable to dangers ranging from violence and exploitation to the injuries, illnesses and deaththat result from living in crowded settlements atop hazardous rubbish dumps or alongside railroad tracks.
And their situations – and needs – are often represented by aggregate figures that show urban children to bebetter off than their rural counterparts, obscuring the disparities that exist among the children of the cities. “
The data are startling. By 2050, 70 per cent of all people will live in urban areas. Already, 1 in 3 urbandwellers lives in slum conditions; in
Africa, the proportion is a staggering 6 in 10.
The impact on childrenliving in such conditions is significant.
From and Ghana to Kenya and Bangladesh , children livingin slums are among the least likely to
attend school. And disparities in nutrition separating rich and poorchildren within the cities and towns of
sub-Saharan India Africa are often greater than those between
urban andrural children.
Every disadvantaged child bears witness to a moral offense: the failure to secure her or his rights to survive,thrive and participate in society. And every excluded child represents a missed opportunity – because when society fails to extend to urban children the services and protection that would enable them to develop as productive and creative individuals, it loses the social, cultural and economic contributions they could have made.
Feeding the hunger Child :
We have many institutions which turns up to us ,for funds which are used to feed the hunger children at some X location in the country. We generously donate as we expect some good to be done from ourside .
Further, I have seen many of them giving the food ,which was left, after their dinner , luch or partying.
A part from feeding and donating a child to be hunger free, we need to join hands with the organizations which are catered to the teaching of better education,moral and ethical values to the childrens in slums.
government has taken up healthy measure interms of
immunization, e.g polio at all the corners of country………… India
Mr.AMITABH BACHCHAN,is UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He has been India's polio eradication ambassador since 2002.
Pic source: wespeaknews.com
“ Poor service delivery, parents who have low levels of education, and lack of information about immunization are major reasons for low coverage among children in slums as diverse as those of western Uttar Pradesh, India. “
NUTRITION, MATERNAL AND NEWBORN HEALTH
A study of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) in eight cities in
from 2005 to 2006 found that levels of undernutrition in urban areas
continue to be very high. At least a quarter of urban
children under 5 were stunted, indicating that they had
been nourished for some time. Income was a significant factor. Among the poorest fourth of urban
residents,54 per cent of children were stunted and 47 per were
underweight, compared with 33 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, among
the rest of the urban population. The
largest differences were observed in the proportion of underweight children in
slum andnon-slum areas of India and Indore . Nagpur
Children from poor urban neighbourhoods are among the least likely to attend school. A survey in
, found a primary school attendance rate of
54.5 per cent among children living in slums in
2004–2005, Delhi, India
The parents of children with disabilities in
, Bangalore , found that none of the parks or
playgrounds in their garden city were accessible to
children with physical disabilities. So they set up
Kilikili, a nongovernmental organization, in order to create inclusive neighbourhood play spaces for all children, regardless of their abilities, and to involve children in the design process. India
The success of this initiative led to a partnership with the Bangalore Municipal Corporation.
The Forsa (
Opportunity) programme based in El Marg, a large slum community outside , provides three months’ training to young
people and helps them secure employment. Trainees are
recruited via posters, roadshows and social media.
The project, run by Plan International, was developed
by the CAP Foundation, a public-private partnership
aiming to alleviate poverty by linking the learning
and livelihood needs of working children and
disadvantaged youth. It was first tried successfully in Cairo, Egypt . India
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