The term orphan refers to people who do not have parents or whose parents have died. Life without parents especially for children seems colourless as well as some children have to face a scarcity of necessities in their life. Knowing that someone is orphan makes us feel sympathetic about him but when it comes to the action we could not do something for them. You might also have the desire to help orphans but some lack of information on ways hinders you from helping them.
People have this chaos about how to help orphans; therefore you can give a shot through the following ways.
• Sponsor orphans
Sponsor an orphan is the best way to give them a good life but what if someone wants to help multiple orphans? For those purposes, systematic programs of sponsorships hit the spot. If you want to help more than one orphan then you need to search out a good sponsor program and donate your money there. Moreover, you might also make a sponsorship program that donates money to orphan houses.
• Help through monthly gifts
You can help orphans on monthly basis in such a way that you can fix an amount for donation purposes and spend it by gifting something of their need. Your gift can make them glad as well as their needs can be fulfilled in this way. These gifts include clothes, toys, a book on their school syllabus, stationery items, a pair of good shoes, a blanket, a cushion, a nice school bag, or a basket of chocolates and candy. The children would feel jovial by getting little gifts because orphan children do not have these little things.
• Create orphan awareness
Many people never think about orphans when it comes to donating. They even don’t have an idea about the lives and needs of the orphans. In such a case you need to create awareness among your friends and colleagues that they can utilise their donations through funding orphan children. Your single monthly donation in the form of paying their school fees can bring them a bright future.
• Include children and youngsters in orphan support activities
There are many workshops and activities organised by different NGOs at local as well as international levels. The people who are more into charities and donations have ideas about these awareness programs. If you are one of those who want to take part in these deeds then you can get the information through the internet about different organisations. Moreover, you need to share your charity experience with the people. You can promote these activities and programs through posts on social media. For instance, putting a post of your charity experience with the picture on your Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and WhatsApp stories can also be a good medium to spread awareness.
• Educate others about orphans
Numerous people have no idea about the orphan’s residence and they are unaware of the deprivations of orphans. If you are one of those then you need to read current articles and sent your donations to developing countries as the children of these countries need more help than the orphans of developed countries. Due to poverty orphan houses in developing countries cannot fulfil the necessities of orphans; even they have to face a lack of food and clothes. The educational programs of creating awareness about orphans among the children in their schools and elders in their workplaces can make a great change in their lives.
• Provide aid to the weakest orphan
If you want to donate and have a great variety of ways that make you feel confused then you need to find the most vulnerable orphan from them and donate your money to them. The malnutrition children are those who are not cared for by their orphan houses. Your aid can make them survive and provide protection from trafficking, violence, abuse, homelessness, and exploitation.
• Host orphan awareness sessions
The initial and most important way that can make a change is the way of your help. We can make ourselves aware of the living style of orphans throughout the world and you will agree with the fact that orphan houses and agencies cannot cater for their family needs. The family is a sector that provides us with the factor of love and affection. On the flip side, these elements are absent in the lives of orphans. The best part of your donation is the affection and care that you give to the orphans, this notion should be added to the education and awareness programs.
Donations in form of money are the classical way of helping needy people and used by most of people use it for charity purposes. You can donate your property, cars and costly accessories to the orphans. The big donations that people give to trusts and orphan houses are the most compassionate way of giving. This big action can change the whole life of the orphans.
• Religious perspective
All religions of the world suggest we be kind to orphans according to the perspective of Islam; if you care for an orphan then you will have the following rewards.
- The house in which an orphan lives is the best.
- The person who is kind to the orphans will be close to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
- The person who cares for the orphans is one of the righteous men in mankind.
- The person who takes responsibility for the orphan will be blessed by his wealth.
- Orphan sponsorship is the best way to pay your zakat.
- By nourishing an orphan you can earn food for Jannah.
According to the perspective of Christianity to support orphans is a good deed and you have the following instructions.
- The people of God always care for an orphan.
- God loves the orphans, Psalm 68:5 tells us, “Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.”
- Being an orphan is a great injustice according to Christianity.
- Those who love God will share their resources with the orphans.
In a nutshell, orphans are people who need extra care from society because the societies, that don’t own their orphans, later have to face a great loss. The deprivations and lack of care make the orphan children pessimist which later on leads them to do wrongdoings. Or the contrary, an optimistic mind can be formed by giving him positive exposure from society. As the old saying is “as you sow so shall you reap” the exposure and facilities given by society will make them take back from orphans.