20 November 2014

“Blog to Feed a Child” - My second post

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

Uneducation  +/- Unemployment  = Child hunger.

To eradicate the classroom  hunger,the first thing first,the children from poor families should "GET" an opportunity to join a school and experience a classroom in the first place and to make sure they continue this educational journey further, there are many other factors that needs to be addressed and dealt with first.

As I mentioned in my previous post,we have to have welfare schemes aimed at uplifting the women population residing in the rural India.We have to build educational centers for the same and projects like "Bottle schools" and likewise upcoming projects seems to present a doable "HOPE" to implement it cost effectively as well as efficiently.

We also need to provide many job opportunities to these struggling women.Different types of woman oriented jobs like say simple pickle making small scale business or tailoring business and lots of rural women are expert artisans who create one of a kind handicrafts etc ,either their talent remains hidden or are exploited by middlemen .So,a platform to showcase their expertise like "online" would do the needful justice and provide the income they deserve to live well with their family.

 Similarly,different types of schemes should be "Implemented" properly/as promised by the Govt. of India ,NGO's and other renowned social service organizations etc that should guarantee simple yet effective financial and non-financial aids to support a common farmer in his farming practices, as major part of rural India relies on agriculture.

Celebrities should also play a vital role in giving hands on example to the people by utilizing their influence by being "Partners in hope" (financially and non-financially)and inspiring others for the betterment of the society.

The youth of India should help the Govt. by inventing and coming up with ideas to create low cost farming machines & practices ,not limited to but especially IIT-ians.When our government forgets or stumbles, the citizens especially the youth of India should try to remind them by creating awareness in various forms using the social media to the extreme to reach out far and wide.

Gone are the days when we could just rely on our government and eventually blame the government for all pitfalls and issues faced by our country.Today with the help of social media, our (common man's)freedom of speech and expression can be utilized in a much better way to create,share and spread awareness every nook and corner and come out with an unanimous support for any worthy cause thereafter.

Similarly,we can do more by participating in the financial buzz and aid of the virtual space,"CrowdFunding",by contributing as much as we all can ,together we can give all these hopes and dreams a wing to reality.

You see ,Child hunger is a vicious cycle or process.An educated woman->Healthy pregnancy and or job/income->Birth of a well-nourished kid + An educated man->Better job & decisions ->Source of continuous income->Family welfare->Food,roof and education for their children->Bright future.

So,to eradicate classroom hunger ,we have to also play an inevitable role in nipping the evil in the bud first ,so that we eradicate the root cause of the problem to control it's occurrence in future than just dealing with a part of the problem by itself.

“When we want to help the poor, we usually offer them charity. Most often we use charity to avoid recognizing the problem and finding the solution for it. Charity becomes a way to shrug off our responsibility. But charity is no solution to poverty. Charity only perpetuates poverty by taking the initiative away from the poor. Charity allows us to go ahead with our own lives without worrying about the lives of the poor. Charity appeases our consciences.”
― Muhammad Yunus, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

P..S.This is a part of Blogadda and Akshaya Patra's collaborative effort “Blog to Feed a Child” theme where any blog post contributed for the cause, BlogAdda will sponsor meals for an Akshaya Patra beneficiary for an entire year.Kudos to them!


 I am going to #BlogToFeedAChild with Akshaya Patra and BlogAdda.