Universal Children’s Day is holiday that was created to honor our children. Children’s Day was first assembled on November 20, 1959. Children’s Day is celebrated on a wide variety of days but most of the world celebrates this important day today. Not only is it a day to honor children but it’s a day to bring awareness to the plight of children across the globe. The day recognizes how far we have come in improving children’s lives by reducing child labor and enslavement. In the early 1900’s and before, child slavery was common in many countries and still exists today.
Although Village Enterprise’s mission is to equip people living in extreme poverty with resources to create sustainable businesses, we recognize the impact of income on families and children and would like to in turn create a world where hardships against children do not exist. By training and mentoring East Africans how to create a sustainable business, they are able to create a healthy life for themselves and their children without having to make their children work. They will be able to feed their children three meals a day so they can grow up strong. Since diseases such as HIV and Malaria are still widely spread across East Africa, families will now be able to afford the medicines they need for their vulnerable family members, children and elders. With a healthy family generating income from their business, there is no need for child labor. Being able to send their children to school is important for future generations to be successful and not stuck in poverty.
You can support Village Enterprise by sending a donation or learning more about our cause so we can empower families who are living under the extreme poverty line. After they are trained and sustained they can create a healthy life for themselves and their family. I think that is a positive action that we can continue to bring.