Children in the Cities Fund
You can bring hope to urban poor children who are often invisible in society and are exposed to exploitation such as child labour, child trafficking and live a life full of deprivations.
Urban inquality, exclusion, and challenges to well-being can together result in an 'urban paradox' where many urban poor - especially children - miss out and suffer more severe deprivations than their rural peers.
They are often deprived of basic rights of survival, development and protection due to financial, social and political barriers in the cities. Many of them can be found living in shanties in slum areas along canals, dumpsites or even cemetries.
With such exclusions to essentials and social services, urban poor children can fall prey to detrimental effects such as diseases, exploitation such as child labour, child trafficking, as well as abuse and an uneducated future - trapping them in the poverty cycle.
You can help these urban poor children and their families by:
- Improving the health and nutrition of malnourished children - E.g. feeding programmes, nutrition education
- Providing opportunities for children to access quality education - E.g. mobile community libraries, non-formal education
- Enabling youths to acquire relevant skills for employment - E.g. vocation training, career guidance
- Protecting children and youths from violence and exploitation - E.g. child rights, education, strength child protection mechanisms
Monthly giving: the simple way to make your donations do more.
Monthly giving is the most effective way to help the children and families who need it most. It lowers costs, which means more of your gift helps children! Your donations will be delivering the right solution at just the right time. And while you’re changing lives, you’ll get to see the power of your generosity through bi-annual updates.
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