Even in developed countries like Britain, some children are growing up without adequate care. Orphans in particular are at risk, especially if there is no family to take care of them, so it is important to be sure that there are enough resources to help those that really need it.
The good news is that there is some help for orphaned children through state-run orphanages and charity run organisations. Funding is tight though so facilities are often not as well-equipped as they should be, so more funding and supplies is always welcome.
Used items are welcome provided that they are in a reasonable condition. Even if you are unsure of whether or not your donation is suitable, take it along anyway and the staff can see if they make use of it. In doing so you could end up putting the smile on the face of young children that are in need.
All Help Appreciated
A spokesperson for the orphanage said “it can be very difficult at times because we simply just don’t have everything that we need”. “Some of the children’s clothing is becoming worn and a lot of the toys are in bad condition”, she added. “
It can be difficult to keep the children stimulated without adequate equipment, and it is very important to keep young children’s’ minds active”. “The staff are often also very tired so we could really do with some help as we need a rest from time to time, and we need more numbers to help look after so many children”.
“Pretty much anything can be useful”, she added. “Even very small contributions can help to make a difference and brighten up somebody’s day”. “Even small monetary contributions all begin to add up to something more significant overall so everything is welcomed”, she continued. “If you do have some time to spare then we would love to hear from you as well”.
Calling for Helpers
If you have a particular skill such as teaching that could be of use to the orphanage then they would love to hear from you. Volunteering positions are unpaid but the work-experience could be very valuable for any volunteers in the future. Even if you don’t have an appropriate skill or qualification then you could still be very valuable to the team so they would love to hear from you also.
An orphanage spokesperson said: “In addition to helping out our staff and helping to make the children happy, working in an orphanage like this can be very enlightening and satisfying for the volunteer”, she said. “It can be invaluable work experience that you can put on your C.V., perhaps helping you to get the edge in any future job vacancies you might be applying for”. “Plus, of course, we will be delighted to give a glowing reference to those that come along and help”, she concluded.