But what about children in India?
On the second Sunday in June of 1857, Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, an American pastor, based in Massachusetts, held a special Sunday service, dedicated to the children in the congregation. This one man paved the way for Children’s Day as we know it today, which now takes place on 1st June in many countries. The day itself aims to promote cultural exchange between children and adults, understanding among children and global children’s welfare. Now, this coming Tuesday, we’d like to have a special focus on India, as this is a country where both our schools’ pupils and millions of other children are currently suffering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, not everyone is able to follow some of the most basic hygiene rules because they don’t have access to one very important key ingredient: soap. So, this Children’s Day, we’d like to work to make positive change and give the Child & Family Foundation schools in Thakurdwara, India access to this vital life-saving component. What’s brilliant about this, is that to make this dream a reality, you need only give a little bit back. And in giving back just a little, you are helping people to help themselves, a crucial part of the Child & Family Foundation’s work. This is what makes what they’re doing so sustainable.