Sponsoring a Child Helps Reduce Child Violence in Our Communities
Griselda Campos - ChildFund Mexico
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October 15, 2022

Sponsoring a boy or girl can reduce child violence, which is one of the main problems worldwide and includes various types of violence: physical or psychological, sexual abuse, neglect, neglect and commercial exploitation or any act that causes damage to health, development or dignity of a child.

Why Is It Important to Sponsor a Boy or Girl?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), international studies reveal that a quarter of adults claim to have suffered physical abuse as children, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 13 men report having suffered sexual abuse in childhood, not counting the number of children who are victims of psychological abuse or neglect by their caregivers.

Despite the statistics, at present it is not yet possible to know the magnitude of the problem, since it depends on the country and the research method used in each case.

Child Violence in Mexico

In Mexico every year thousands of boys and girls grow up in a hostile and unfriendly environment for them, the lack of opportunities makes them vulnerable and exposes them to any type of dangerous situation. Child violence is one of the main causes of school desertion, some of them even have to obtain resources to survive or develop some type of non-voluntary work.

According to the National Report on Violence and Health issued by the UN, 2 children under the age of 14 die every day due to violence in Mexico. Due to this alarming figure, a strong call is made to society to become aware of the importance of urgently eradicating this problem.

Sponsor a Child with ChildFund

ChildFund Mexico is an international non-profit organization with a presence in 7 states of the country, focused on the protection of children. We also have various projects and programs focused on health, education, nutrition and prevention of child violence.

In addition, our commitment and work focuses on children at each stage of their lives, from childhood to adulthood. And it is divided into three periods from 1 to 5 years, where the main objective is to provide the care and nutrition you need, from 6 to 12 years, we encourage them to develop the necessary knowledge to have an adequate education, and from 13 to 21 years, we support them in the development of skills to later join different productive activities that promote their development from their communities.

Contribute With Your Donation for a Childhood Free of Violence

We believe that children can be agents of change for a society free of violence, by sponsoring a child, you can be part of this change, you only need to make a monthly donation to one of them, in addition to developing a bond of communication with your goddaughter or godson, to benefit all children enrolled in our programs through our community partners.

You will be able to meet your godson or goddaughter, live with him or her through video calls or letters and even visit him.

If you want to sponsor a boy or girl, you can do so at the following link: ChildFundMexico.org.mx/Apadrina or you can call us at 01 800 056-3131.

At ChildFund we work so that the panorama of our children is more favorable, with you it will be easier and we will be able to help more Mexican boys and girls.

Related: A Prayer for the Children Gunned Down in Our Streets (Washington Post)

This article was translated from Spanish using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

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