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Beyond Charity - "How underprivileged kids are shaping the future"

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

When we think of underprivileged kids, our minds often jump to images of poverty, hunger, and lack of access to basic necessities. But what if we looked at these children from a different perspective? What if we saw them as resilient, resourceful, and full of potential?

One of the most important things to remember when thinking about underprivileged kids is that they are just that – kids. They are not defined by their circumstances, and they have the same desires, dreams, and abilities as any other child. They want to play, learn, and be loved just as much as any other child.

One of the most striking things about underprivileged kids is their resilience. These children often face challenges that would break most adults, yet they keep going. They have to be resourceful in order to make it through each day, and this resourcefulness can translate into great success later in life.

Another thing to remember is that underprivileged kids are often incredibly creative. They may not have access to the same materials and resources as more privileged children, but they find ways to make do with what they have. This creativity can be a huge asset as they grow up and begin to pursue their passions.

During my first year of college, I had the opportunity to visit an orphanage on an excursion. When I sat down with her, I asked her why she told everyone not to say thank you. To my surprise, her answer was very thought-provoking. She explained that she came from an underprivileged background, having lost her parents. She was grateful that we had come to visit the orphanage and share our knowledge and felt that her small act of kindness in giving us the water was a way of thanking us.

Lastly, it’s important to remember that underprivileged kids are not charity cases. They are not something to be pitied or looked down upon. They are human beings with the same potential and dignity as anyone else. When we see them in this light, we open ourselves up to the possibility of truly making a difference in their lives.

In conclusion, it’s important to remember that underprivileged kids are not defined by their circumstances. They are resilient, resourceful, creative, and full of potential. Let’s see them for who they truly are and work towards giving them the opportunities they deserve.

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