Child sponsorships are some of the best ways to make this world a better place for suffering children. Not every child is born into the world with a silver spoon hanging from their mouth, and it’s a sad fact that many kids have to suffer the hardships of life at such a young age.
Sponsorships are quite different from the aid that is regularly given by most charities. Sponsorships are on-going, which means a sponsor makes sure that a child gets all the necessities he or she needs in order to grow up properly. Sponsors provide for food, shelter, and education to kids until they are old enough to find work for themselves.
Sponsorship may sound on the expensive side, but the truth is, it can cost as little as $2 a day. That’s way less than the money people spend on designer bags and shoes, and less than the lattes we buy at coffee shops. With less than $2, we can do provide a child with three meals a day and generally offering them a better standard of living.
There are plenty of sponsorship programs made by charities that operate in countries ravaged by war and poverty. These charities ensure the wellbeing of kids by providing them regular necessities that would aid them as they grow up. In winter, these kids are given warm clothes and medicine when they get sick. Depending on the charity, these sponsored kids sometimes get gifts on their birthday, and are even provided educational tours that are necessary for their exposure to the environment and their own personal development.
Sponsoring a child is better than simply providing them with one-time aid courtesy of a donation. There’s this Chinese proverb that goes something like, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” By equipping marginalized kids with the necessary skill sets they need to survive when they grow up, we are making the world a better place for everyone, and more importantly giving them a chance of gaining an education to exceed in life.
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