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Despite the numerous promises and provisions made by the Indian government, the state of many of the country's children continues to be pitiable. Statistics reveal that there are close to 13 million child laborers, about 3 to 5 lakh children are forcibly engaged in prostitution and at least 18 million children live on the streets in India. Coupled with child abuse and poverty figures, the picture is far from pretty. A little help on your part can and will bring these numbers down!
Child Welfar
Information, though conservative, shows that there are 70 million disabled people in India.One in every ten children or 3% of the country's total child population also falls in this category. The government itself admits that of the total disabled population, only 2% are educated and 1% employed. No effort or priority is being made to give them a better world - a small gift of a hearing aid, wheelchair or Braille kit will make a difference.
Services for the Disabled

Though the number of literate people in India has increased over the years, she still has the largest number of uneducated children in the world - two-thirds of whom are girls. Government reports indicate that 59 million children between 6-14 years do not attend school. Official information further indicates that just a little over one-third of all children who enroll in grade one reach grade eight. All this for a country which has made education for children in the age group 6-14 years a fundamental right? Your help will go a long way in providing educational opportunities for children who would otherwise be left behind.
In spite of being frail and vulnerable, elderly people contribute immensely to the growth of society - provided that they are properly cared for. Cases of poverty, neglect, inadequate health care, lack of health insurance and even abuse against the aged are rising by the day-pretty surprising for a country that's famous for its culture of respect for the elderly. Statistics show that government funding, old age pension schemes and the like are insufficient and are not properly administered. It's not hard to see why your help is so important.

Services for the Elderly

Even as we celebrate a booming economy, with its surplus jobs and employment opportunities, a section of our population is just waiting for a chance to earn their first salary - however small it may be. Ironically, we also have the highest number of child laborers - close to 17 million. With just your day's salary, you can make a big difference - empower someone with a job and pull them not just out of unemployment but poverty too.

As our lifestyles become more 'developed' by the day, so does the damage we do to the environment. Our every move, from watching television, to working at a computer, to taking a flight to our favorites holiday destination harms the environment in one way or the other. Air and water pollution levels are increasing world over by the day. Available information shows that more than 700,000 children under five die from diarrhea in India alone. Never before has the need to use alternative resources, such as wind, solar and nuclear energy been so high. A good time to start would be now!

With a mere 0.9% of India's GDP being spent on health care, the scenario, not surprisingly, isn't a very pleasing one. Data shows that every second child in the country suffers from malnutrition, that over 1,000 people succumb to Tuberculosis everyday, that almost 60,000 children are born with HIV each year! Basic health care and health assurance seem to be a distant dream for most of the population. Your gift will provide someone with one of life's most basic requirements - their health
Health and Sanitation
Human Rights
It's said that a right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. Yet, in India, basic human rights have somehow been taken from a vast section of the population. With a million scavengers, thousands of cases of domestic violence and dowry deaths, and an appalling number of child labourers, we surely have a long way to go where securing basic human rights is concerned. It's your right to give them their rights!
Human Rights and Empowerment
For a country whose population of women alone is more than the total population of many other countries, we fare pretty low where their treatment is concerned. The number of sexual abuse and domestic violence cases against women clearly throws light on the fact that women in India do not enjoy even basic rights; their health, education and empowerment unfortunately take a back seat under such a scenario. The least we can do is give half our population an equal world.

Women and Family Services
As the youth population in India has been increasing over the years, so have the opportunities for them. Youth today are spoiled for choices not only when it comes to securing an education and career but especially where lifestyle choices are concerned. However, the truth is that a majority of youth of the nation do not get the privilege of making this choice. Their lives are ridden with problems ranging from financial difficulties, to lack of educational opportunities, to unemployment and more - just because they were born into a particular stratum of society. The sooner we realize their potential as the future of the country, the sooner we will collectively benefit.