Teen Point of View

Help less-privileged children receive necessities of life

TOPIC OF THE MONTH: As a teenager what steps can you take to help less-privileged children get educated and receive other necessities of life?

While going to school, I see many kids who don’t have even basic facilities like food and clothes; these cannot afford to educate themselves. They are not privileged, but we are. We can share a few of our things that can help them. We can give them our notebooks, course books, stationery, etc. Some children don’t have clothes. So can’t we give them our clothes? We should help them by providing them with basic things.
Bhavya Narayan
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

We all have equal rights to education, girl or boy, rich as well as poor or middle class. We, who are fortunate enough to get an education in a good institute or school, should do the following: 1. There should be classes provided to those children who are not financially able to get an education in private institutes or schools. 2. We should teach orphan children on weekends or go to the slum areas to educate the children.
Harshita Kumari (15)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

As a teenager you can help less-privileged children by starting a mobile school in which you can visit your nearby locality and teach underprivileged children. If you are good at any specific vocational skills like stitching, basket-weaving, paper recycling, etc., you can teach them these skills so that they can start their own business in the near future, as raising an entrepreneur rather than an employee is always a better option. We can also tweet or post on Facebook asking for books, clothes, blankets, etc.
Srishti Rajput (20)
Meerabai Institute of Technology, New Delhi

We can collect old books from neighbours, family, friends, colleagues, etc., anyone who is keen to contribute to your cause. Put up a Facebook post or tweet asking for books and other necessities of life. Go to a nearby locality where there are many underprivileged children and give these collected things to them. You can also set up a mini library where children can browse through books.
Yuvraj Singh Rajput (11)
Notre Dame School, New Delhi

Most of us want to make a difference but get stuck on the ‘how’ part. Our small donation can help lift children out of poverty and educate them. Tutoring, helping them with books, clothes, food, etc., can surely help them live a better life. Volunteering our time and effort to help children can make a very big impact.
Rashmo Mehta (16)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli

Not everyone on this earth is blessed. We all are God’s kids and we ought to help our underprivileged brothers and sisters with whatever we can. As a teenager, I can tutor the needy for free. Many children do not have basic amenities. We can help them by providing them with our used school supplies, clothes, etc.
Unnati Bhardwaj (15)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Patna

Every child in this world has the wright to receive education. However, some underprivileged children are not able to claim what they are supposed to obtain due to their financial condition. As a teenager, we can make an effort to give them our old books to study; we can also educate young children for free.
Chahat Gupta (12)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Patna

As a teenager we can take many steps to help less-privileged children get educated and receive other necessities of life by using a mobile school on weekends. We can also do this in our homes. We can organize an old books and clothes drive, or contact any local school to see if they have any after-school activities to tutor children, or we can contact local charities to help children get educated.
Yeshbi Agrawal (14)
St Joseph’s High School, Jethuli, Patna

As teenagers, we may feel like we are unable to make a significant difference in the world, but it’s better to change even one person’s life in a small way than to do nothing at all. Teenagers can work with their schools to set up fundraisers, where donors know exactly where their money is going, to the extent of which their sponsored child would benefit from the donation. We can also encourage adults or our families to sponsor a child’s education or help provide them with necessities.
Sami Polumohanti (16)
Primus Public School, Bengaluru

Success can only be achieved when the child is well aware about the significance of education and is determined to have a positive future. As a teenager, make them aware of the many measures our government has taken. For example, Right to Education Act under which free education is ensured to every child, or the mid-day meal programme concerning their food. Furthermore, we teenagers can provide them with books which are not useful to us anymore. We can save a portion of our money and supply them with the required stationery or provide them a pass to nearby libraries. This is surely possible when children are passionate and their families are attentive towards the significance of education in our society.
Harshita Lakhpatani (15)
St Joseph’s Convent School, Jaipur

As teenagers, the responsibility of helping less-privileged children should be our primary duty. We can form a group of teenagers and fix a place for teaching those children once or twice a week. If possible, we should also collect money and show them educational movies or take them to any such place where they can gain knowledge, be it historical or scientific. On special occasions, we can give them gifts such as clothes or toys to make them happy. By doing such activities we will be able to educate those children and the future of our nation will be brighter.
Aadya Kumar (12)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Jethuli, Patna

Being a teenager, education is the light by which I can take underprivileged children from the shades of darkness. I can teach those children in my free time and also help them become better human beings. They would be able to support their families financially if they receive a proper education. Moreover, I would help them with my savings and also provide them with stationery items and eatables. Door-to-door collection is also a way by which I would be able to collect some money for their well-being. I would help those children make their future enlightened so that they become a source of inspiration for many other underprivileged children.
Gauri Sharma (16)
St Joseph’s Convent High School, Patna