Written by Suney Goons
The Tomorrow That Never Gave Children Leadership (Credits: Suney Goons)
Children, as they say, are the leaders of tomorrow, but there can't be a tomorrow for the children if their parents or elders can't secure their children's career and growth into decency to a safer part and proper manner.
Children are easily corrupted by the environment they leave in due to the level of exposure they have, which can be very decisive and easy to blend in.
It's a terrible scenario to have a life that no good parent can provide for you. As a child, you start from the ground up and learn the fundamentals of life. This is the beginning and introduction of your life.
Children are expected to be loved, safe, and cared for since, at some point in their lives, they are likely to be distracted and unclear about the types of lives they will lead in the situations in which they find themselves.
Some people are unwilling to help because their parents are ill or because they are unable to provide for their children due to a low level of living.
Some children try to express themselves on what they can offer in their early stages of life; most of the younger ones have talented skills in which they partake in order to keep themselves busy and not idle.
Children are more likely to have a brighter future if they have a good parental background and training because it enhances good perspective and greater ideas in decision making; in other words, children with a good parental background and training have a better chance of having a brighter future.
The following programs can assist in improving children's knowledge acquisition:
- Educating the child from a young age
- Introducing hand skills and talent exposure to enable children decide what kind of circumstance they want to be in in the future
- Religious morals and significant thoughts
- Environmental coaching - time value creation and time management
- Enabling favorable environmental conditions and comfort
- Ensuring the child's safety and well-being
- Maintaining familiarity with development skills and achieving excellent values in society
- Putting skills to good use and finding ways to improve them to a satisfactory level
Creating a safer environment for children is one of the most important requirements for providing them with a high level of happiness in the context in which they find themselves.
- Safe environment
- Protecting children in humanitarian action
Children are the ones that suffer the most as a result of humanitarian crises. Armed war, natural disasters, and other tragedies subject millions of girls and boys to unimaginable levels of brutality, exploitation, abuse, and neglect.
During insurgency in international or domestic conflict, many children are forced to abandon their homes, some being separated from their parents and caretakers along the road. Explosive weapons and mines can hurt or kill children in a battle, notably during attacks on schools and hospitals.
It endanger the younger generation with possibly recruitment from such insurgents.
Gender-based violence is on the rise, especially among girls and women. Humanitarian workers may sometimes be subjected to sexual exploitation and abuse, albeit this is uncommon.
Children lose crucial health, education, and protection services as a result of it all crises. Their mental health and emotional needs are frequently ignored, resulting in long-term consequences.
There are situations that arise as a result of leaders' greed and corruption; some create crises in order to profit from them, because once there is no peace in the country or society, those who involve and start the crisis or conflict loot resources primarily to satisfy their corrupt mindset, because people in the society are only interested in acquiring safety first.
Children in Africa - Suffer from Hunagr and Its Consequences
According to the World Bank, 45 to 50 per cent of people in Sub-Saharan Africa live below the poverty line, which means they should be able to live on less than $1.25 a day. As a result, the Sub-Saharan region is the poorest in the world. The African continent also has the highest proportion of malnourished people, with 24.8 per cent.
More than 30% of African children suffer from the repercussions of chronic malnutrition: physical and mental development issues have an impact on their daily life.
They are frequently underweight for their age, have coronary heart disease, kidney impairment, and a severely weakened immune system that makes it difficult to avoid diarrhoea or pneumonia.
Is the tiny one underweight? In Africa, one-third of children suffer from the effects of chronic malnutrition.
Children in Africa - Die Before The Fifth Birth
Despite the millennium objective of cutting child mortality in half between 1990 and 2015, one child dies every 5 seconds around the world.
Within the African states of Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Sierra Leone, the child death rate is particularly high.
Sierra Leone has the world's best infant mortality rate: 185 children per 1,000 live births do not live to see their fifth birthday.
Pneumonia, diarrhoea, and malaria, as well as difficulties during pregnancy and childbirth, are the five most common causes of early death for many African children.