The children in the video are named Joseph and James, one is 7 while the other is 6 years of age. The children have been doing hard labor jobs for the past two years. They build blocks to sustain themselves in order to make a living. Both parents are deceased and their grandmother is their guardian. The elder sells the blocks for profit as a way of survival seeing that the home rarely has enough money to create a healthy living environment. The family works tirelessly to make ends meet in hopes of ending their impoverished lives and achieving better living conditions. In order to make their and others' dream come true RKDA Fundraiser for International Dilemma was created to aid those with similar situations that are underserved and impoverished internationally. With one's help, RKDA can bring hope to another's life.
The" Situation For Children in Liberia" in image analysis is the existing reality of vulnerable children and household conditions in Liberia. In Liberia, children live precarious lives a situation that is overlooked in many sectors. The children like other orphans and vulnerable children do not have access to education, health, care safe drinking water, social protection, food and nutrition, and psychosocial counseling that could relieve them from the stress and anxiety associated with vulnerability. These marginalized groups especially those living in Sub- Sahara Africa are at extreme difficulties accessing basic support and services that could enhance their livelihood.
1. Vulnerable Children and households do not have enough income or resources to meet basic needs ( such as shelter, health, nutrition, and schooling costs).
2. Vulnerable children and households cannot afford to have adequate, balanced meals at all times.
3. Vulnerable households are challenged in meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing in emergency situations.
4. The COVID 19 pandemic is having profound impact on vulnerable children and their families.
5. No activities or programs to help vulnerable children access formal education, alternative education programs, or vocational training.
6. Lack of psychosocial emotional support for vulnerable children and households to help them to cope with the pandemic.
7. Vulnerable children do not have access to appropriate health care and stay healthy.
8. Lack of activities and programs to help communities understand the rights of children, protect vulnerable children from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and give vulnerable children access to legal assistance with inheritance and guardianship.
This is an incomparable situation to children living in better circumstances and it poses serious risks to the rights, safety, development, and survival of Liberia’s Children. Those risks can only be mitigated through unrelenting international solidarity for children and humanity.
Significant progress can be achieved through specific intervention strategies targeted at underserved and impoverished households that could meaningfully impact the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Liberia.
The Situation for Children in Liberia is a request for support and intervention in the core areas of OVC programs that require collaborative and concerted efforts that could relieve the underserved and impoverished households living in Liberia from the consequences of hardships.
We have to work together to make progress if only we believed that children are the face of the world’s future and need an avenue of hope in the future.
We have a chance to not only defeat the COVID 19 pandemic but to transform the way we nurture and invest in the young generation. But we have to act now; we have to act decisively and at a very large scale. This is not a gradual issue; it is a clarion call for the world’s children, the world’s future.
Rural Kids Development Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that was established in 2020 to directly confront the issues of poverty, disease, and its socio-economic impact on the underserved and impoverished households not only living in Fargo Community, North Dakota but the world at large.
RKDA Director/CEO Jesseca Braewell realizing from her many experiences and interventions in the plight of the impoverished and underserved households in Fargo, ND saw it expedient to intervene in the plight of impoverished and underserved households living in Liberia.