There are several orphanages in India which aim to be a safe haven for children who do not have a family. Many of these orphanages also try to place the children into new homes where they could grow up in the joys of being amidst a loving family. But the streets continue to bulge at the seams with homeless children.
Temple of India strives to provide as many orphans as it can with shelter and support to help them lead a life of security where they do not have to scavenge for food or fear the wrath of abusive people.
Children are the future of our country. By helping homeless orphans find shelter, get education and live in the security of a community we are able to strengthen our future and reduce one of the most widespread concerns of the country’s social system.
For some, a bar of chocolate is a way to dispense anxiety, for others, it is a source of anxiety and for yet others it is a scarcely available source of nourishment. It is odd that the same food item can mean so many things to so many people.
India has slipped in the 2017 Global Hunger Index ranking from the 97th position in 2016 to 100th position in 2017. Malnutrition is a huge concern. Children and adults often do not have access to enough food. While government measures to provide subsidised food helps several families, the problem of homeless families not having access to such amenities makes it difficult to account for nutrition among these families.
Temple of India intends to initiate several projects related to eradicating hunger on a more permanent basis. This means that we don’t just intend to feed the poor once a week or once a month but to reach a sustainable solution which can help societies and communities reduce the hunger problem witnessed in India.
Awareness fights ignorance and helps the society combat social injustices. It is not just about knowledge of the statistics behind hunger, poverty and homelessness in India. Awareness is the knowledge of the present situation of the country and means through which the situation can be positively turned to help the under privileged and build a stronger nation.
There are several ways in which an individual can create awareness. From starting a dinner table discussion about food wastage to initiating a campaign at work to help poor children, every effort towards improving the present conditions of the deprived is a ray of hope for the needy of the country.
Home to the largest youth population of the world, India has been continually growing on the literacy front to reach the world adult literacy rate average of 86.3% (2015). The 2015 survey showed that our country’s adult literacy rate is 72.1%. The youth literacy rate is increasing and was recorded as 90.2% in the 2015 survey. The world average for youth literacy rate is 90.2%.
The main causes for lower literacy rates in most of the rural parts of India are the social division of communities, inadequate funding, and the lack of a proper sanitation system within the school. Impoverished families are not able to send their children to school. The right to education is considered to be one of the fundamental rights of every person.
Let us join hands to support the country reach 100% literacy.