children: The future of this nation
The future of these children is in your hands. A Rupee given is a life changed.
this is where you bring change
About The Cause: Children
EDUCATE A GIRL:
- Every year, 23 million girls in India drop out of school after they begin menstruating due to lack of sanitary napkin dispensers and overall hygiene awareness in schools.
- Lack of reproductive education leaves 71% of girls unaware of what takes place in their bodies during menstruation. Many girls even believe that what is happening is “unclean” and shameful. Even with awareness, lack of sanitary pads in rural areas force girls to use clothes that sometimes cause infections; only two to three women use sanitary pads.
- At least 47% of schools lack toilets, forcing girls to rid their bodily waste onto the streets, which is morally degrading to them. This is another reason they drop out of school, to avoid this shame. RTE included adding toilets to schools to solve this problem, but it wasn’t enough.
- The Department of School Education and Literacy under the Ministry of HRD implemented a program named, Swachh Vidyalaya, which would add $4,582.91 worth of toilets to schools.
- The poverty rate in India has declined from roughly 54 percent in 1983 to 21.2 percent in 2011 ever since educational improvements began taking place.
- Out of the children physically and sexually abused in family situations, 88.6% were physically abused by parents. 83% of cases reported parents were their emotional abusers.
- 48.4% girls wished they were boys.
- Most children reported the issue to no one.
- The UNICEF report says that out of 69% children are physically abused in family situations in 13 sample states in which 54.68% were boys.
- Persons in trust and authority are major abusers, mostly parents.
- Neglect is the most common form of child abuse, followed by physical abuse, sexual abuse, and psychological abuse.
- India has the maximum number of malnourished children in the world – 1 in every 3 children are malnourished.
- Malnutrition in India has become a situation that haunts the lives of millions of children.
- Among the 472 million children , a whopping 97 million are anaemic and undernourished.
- For children five years or younger, 38.7% of them are stunted i.e below normal height for the age, 19.8% are wasted i.e underweight and short and 42.4% are underweight.
- 19.8 million children below age 6 in India are undernourished
- Only 9.6% of children between 6-23 months in the country receive an adequate diet.