Please Help A Child This Season
It is my hope and prayer that
all goes well with you this season and that you come out of it a better person
with renewed energies for life.
May I however make a humble
appeal that in your own small way, you make a concerted effort to show some
love to a needy child during this season. There are several thousands of
innocent children all around us who are finding life really tough and their
plight is no one’s business.
There are thousands of children
around in an urgent need of food, clothing and shelter. There are
thousands of brilliant children who may be going wayward mainly because they
have no one to advice them and mentor their lives.
There are several brilliant
orphans who are in school alright, but are still wearing their faded,
worn-out and out-seized school uniforms and are in need of learning
materials or are yet to pay for one fee or another; be it examination fees,
school fees or extra classes fees.
There are many more out there
who have gained admission to one school or the other but do not have even the
There are thousands of
children out there who need attention, a listening ear, encouragement, hope and
someone to show them the least form of love.
Children in need of love this
season are not limited to the ones in our orphanages; the majority of them are
the very children we come across on a daily basis; the very ones we send on
errands or chance upon dribbling soccer with their bear-foot on the hot
pavements under the scorching sun.
I am also referring to
children who have no choice but to sell iced-water in traffic jams just to make
a living; children who drop out of school to join their parents at work.
I am thinking of the innocent
children from poor homes and in need of succour but are being abused by their
benefactors; I am thinking of that malnourished child that has no idea what a
good piece of balanced meal means.
I am concerned about that
teenage girl out there who may not have money to buy a piece of decent pad for
her menses; I am worried about that teenage boy in need of money to buy an
anti-per spirant for his armpit.
During this season, it would
be worthwhile to put a smile on the face of a needy child. They need our help
and if we can, please let us give it.
We may not necessarily need to
become missionaries or turn our houses into shelter for the homeless child but
we can definitely make a difference in the life of a deprived child this
As we make merry this season,
let us remember that several thousands of innocent children out there are
struggling with the storms of life through no fault of theirs and the slightest
intervention from us would be a great relief to them.
Once again I wish you the best
compliments of the season as you reach out and touch a needy child to make life
more meaningful and easier for him or her.