There is so much to write and say about this subject. It’s really sad to see children exposed to harm, abuse. Today we gonna focus on children without parental care.
Children without parental care are exposed to many risks, neglect, all types of abuse, and also large numbers of children end up in institutional care.
In 2008, in Central and Eastern Europe some 1.3 million children lived in public care; just under half of these lived in large-scale residential care facilities or boarding schools (UNICEF, At home or in a home, 2011). In the Middle East and Africa, over 300,000 children are estimated to live in residential care (UNICEF 2009 Progress for children).
There are many reasons why children are left without parents:
The parents went to work abroad
They can’t afford raising them
Abuse of drugs, alcohol
Can you think of other reasons, comment below!
Few days ago I’ve seen a documentary about children without parental care in China. They’ve estimated that over 60 million of children have no parents!
A child said ”Everyone has a Mom and Dad, but I do not, at the end of every semester when the school asks for our parents feedback, I do not have anyone to wright the comments, as my grandparents can’t write or read. I often feel envious when I see children with their parents on the street”.
Are these kids condemned to a life without parental love, harm, neglect, exploitation, sadness and so on?
I think we all should do something for them, to be there physically or by supporting the people which are ready to change a life!