Why do Parents struggle?
More than 1 out of 3 children across the world don’t live to their fullest potential. India hosts a majority of that population. About 40-60% children in India will not attain their developmental potential, primarily because of poverty, nutritional deficiencies, and inadequate learning opportunities.
A direct manifestation of this can be seen in the abysmal academic and healthcare outcomes across the country.
What happens during the early years is of crucial importance for every child’s development. It is a period of great opportunity, but also of vulnerability to negative influences. Many children do not reach their full human potential because they live in very poor families in developing countries. They do not receive adequate nutrition, care and opportunities to learn. These children and their families can be helped.
We can, together, envision to live in a world where every individual achieves his/her potential irrespective of their background. The capacities developed during childhood are the building blocks of a well-functioning, prosperous, and sustainable society; from positive school achievement and economic self-sufficiency to responsible adult behaviour and lifelong health. When we give children today what they need to learn, develop, and thrive, they give back to society in the future through a lifetime of productive citizenship.