Why you should sponsor a child when you can
There’s a song that goes something like, “I believe that children are our future” and that is a universal fact. No matter where they come from, what culture they grew up in, and how their personalities differ from one another, they will shape the future of the world as we know it one day.
Unfortunately, not everyone is given the chance to live a life that can prepare them in shaping the world one day. A lot of children live in fear because of diseases such as Ebola, political turmoil that causes war, and other problems caused by the lack of good governance.
Thankfully, there is a way for parents who care to help children in need. Today, helping kids break out of poverty and hunger is easy and inexpensive thanks to a program called sponsorship.
Sponsorship is different than giving a one-time monetary donation to someone. It is a long-time commitment in providing a child with basic necessities, such as food and education, until he or she is old enough to work. If you’ve never heard about sponsorship but are interested to help a marginalized kid living in fear, here are a few reasons to get you interested.
Child sponsorship acts as shield to the susceptible and defenseless
Have you seen some of the news photos circulating around the web that shows classrooms in the Middle East caving in because of attacks? They’re very depressing. The sad thing about war is that even if the adults started it, it’s the children that pay the ultimate price. Children are vulnerable to hunger, thirst, and homelessness because of war, and without funds, no one will be able to help them. Unakids, a charity that helps deprived children due to the consequences of war, has helped hundreds of children cope with today’s reality. It is charities like it that provide a safe haven for our future’s generation.
Sponsorship develops long-term positive effects
A lot of kids who benefited from sponsorship give back to society. Many of them don’t forget where they came from and are very much committed in changing the world like you. In addition, sponsorship slowly cures the causes of poverty, disease, hunger, and bad environmental impacts done by bad people. By developing programs that make the world a better place for children, charities act as catalysts in making the world a better place and you can be a part of it.
Seeing your sponsored child grow into a wonderful adult is a great feeling
Most kid-oriented charities allow patrons to send gifts or letters to their sponsored children. Seeing pictures of how grateful they are can be a life-changing experience. By sponsoring, you are giving children hope, encouragement, and love. In return, you get these feelings from the children you support.
According to Science, giving help has great benefits to a person’s well-being, including having a lower blood pressure, better pain management, and longer lifespan. So if you want to feel good inside and out, try reaching out to those who can benefit greatly from your extra buck.
Remember, today’s children will one day become leaders and it is how we mold them as people that will affect everyone’s living conditions.