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Monday, 13 August 2012



As we all firmly believe in saying, "Children are future of our nation". Childrens are given atmost care across all facets of their life, till they are matured enough.

India with a good size population, has considerable size of children being to live in cities and urban areas. One of the report from The World Bank  says,  " Nearly 2 billion new urban residents are expected in the next 20 years, 90 percent of them in developing countries. " by this we can expect what percentage of slum children in uraban areas would turn upto. This is seriously alarming situation India goes to encounter with.

Here,are the some points which I thought  to share from the UNICEF report on the subject "THE STATE OF THE WORLD'S CHILDREN 2012". Although the report is on WORLD , here you fill find the information related to the INDIA .

In foreward of the report, Mr.Anthony Lake, Executive Director,UNICEF.

He says, when one thinks of the world’s poorest children, the image that is potrayed in minds is of child going hungry in a remote rural villages located somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa area. But the report has alarmed the nations on the area they should have clarity and the urgency to deal with.

Further, he adds

 In fact, hundreds of millions of children today live in urban slums, many without access to basic services.They are vulnerable to dangers ranging from violence and exploitation to the injuries, illnesses and deaththat result from living in crowded settlements atop hazardous rubbish dumps or alongside railroad tracks.

And their situations – and needs – are often represented by aggregate figures that show urban children to bebetter off than their rural counterparts, obscuring the disparities that exist among the children of the cities. “

The data are startling. By 2050, 70 per cent of all people will live in urban areas. Already, 1 in 3 urbandwellers lives in slum conditions; in Africa, the proportion is a staggering 6 in 10. The impact on childrenliving in such conditions is significant. From Ghana and Kenya to Bangladesh and India, children livingin slums are among the least likely to attend school. And disparities in nutrition separating rich and poorchildren within the cities and towns of sub-Saharan Africa are often greater than those between urban andrural children.

Every disadvantaged child bears witness to a moral offense: the failure to secure her or his rights to survive,thrive and participate in society. And every excluded child represents a missed opportunity – because when society fails to extend to urban children the services and protection that would enable them to develop as productive and creative individuals, it loses the social, cultural and economic contributions they could have made.

Feeding  the hunger Child :

We have many institutions which turns up to us ,for funds which are used to feed the hunger children at some X location in the country. We generously donate as we expect some good to be done from ourside .
Further, I have seen many of them giving the food ,which was left, after their dinner , luch or partying.
A part from feeding and donating a child to be hunger free, we need to join hands with the organizations which are catered to the teaching of better education,moral and ethical values to the childrens in slums.


Although India government  has taken up healthy measure interms of immunization, e.g polio at all the corners of country…………

Mr.AMITABH BACHCHAN,is  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He has been India's polio eradication ambassador since 2002.

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 "For 10 years, I have been telling India  the life-saving message that every child
 should take two drops of oral polio vaccine every time it is offered.
 And it is working.  "

"Today, India stands on the brink of  eradicating polio – arguably the greatest
public health achievement in its history.When the polio eradication campaign
started, India was reporting around 500 polio cases per day. Since then, more
than 4 million children have been saved from paralysis or death. All our hard work
is paying off. But the simple truth is that as long as polio exists anywhere in the
world, the threat will persist."

Few hurdles

“ Poor service delivery, parents who have low levels of education, and lack of information about  immunization are major reasons for low coverage among children in slums as diverse as those of western Uttar Pradesh, India. “


A study of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3) in eight cities in India from 2005 to 2006 found that levels of undernutrition in urban areas continue to be very high. At least a quarter of urban children under 5 were stunted, indicating that they had been nourished for some time. Income was a significant factor. Among the poorest fourth of urban residents,54 per cent of children were stunted and 47 per were underweight, compared with 33 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, among the rest of the urban population.  The largest differences were observed in  the proportion of underweight children in slum andnon-slum areas of Indore and Nagpur

Children from poor urban neighbourhoods are among the least likely to attend school. A survey in Delhi, India, found a primary school attendance rate of 54.5  per cent among children living in slums in 2004–2005,
KILIKILI :breaking barriers through play

The parents of children with disabilities in Bangalore, India, found that none of the parks or playgrounds in their garden city were accessible to children with physical disabilities. So they set up Kilikili, a nongovernmental organization, in order to create inclusive  neighbourhood play spaces for all children, regardless of their abilities, and to involve children in the design process.

The success of this initiative led to a partnership with the Bangalore Municipal Corporation.
The Forsa (Opportunity) programme based in El Marg, a large slum community outside Cairo, Egypt, provides three months’ training to young people and helps them secure employment. Trainees are recruited via posters, roadshows and social media. The project, run by Plan International, was developed by the CAP Foundation, a public-private partnership aiming to alleviate poverty by linking the learning and livelihood needs of working children and disadvantaged youth. It was first tried successfully in India.

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