Children are gifts. However, unfortunately, we haven't either succeeded in taking care of our gifts or protecting them. Millions of children still live in streets, sleep on empty stomachs, miss out schools and work in mines and other dangerous environments to make a living.

Plight of these children has always been a major source of concern lately and millions of charitable organizations across the world today work round the clock to improve the situation. Services provided by some of them are really praiseworthy and have also captured global attention.

Following are the top five non-profit organizations in the world as provided by top non-profits, an online platform:

• Human Rights Watch (HRW)
• Museum of Modern Art
• United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
• American Museum of Natural History
• Doctors Without Borders

Similarly, the World of Children Award – a global recognition and funding program, has been honoring the most effective change makers (individuals and organizations) for children in the world who have helped improve lives of vulnerable children across the world.

Following are the 2015 World of Children Award Honorees:

• 2015 Education Award – Miriam Mason-Sesay of the EducAid Sierra Leone
• 2015 Youth Award – Winnifred Selby of the EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative and Nicholas Lowinger of Gotta Have Sole Foundation
• 2015 Health Award – Amalia García Moreno of Casa de la Amistad par Niños con Cáncer
• 2015 Humanitarian Award – Catalina Escobar of Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation

These are only a few names, apart from them, thousands of charitable organizations across the world work for children's welfare. Some of the charities for children include Child Empowerment International, Invisible Children, War Child, Maiti Nepal and The Hunger Project.

Charities for Children in India

In India, activities of charitable organizations are mainly concentrated in education, culture, development, housing, environment and health. Between 2002 and 2003, 1.2 million to 4 million charities were performing in India, according to a study conducted by the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) and the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Apart from this, India is also home to about 31 lakh Non-Governmental Organizations.

Some of the charities for children in India include:

• Baaldan
• Cry
• Dream a Dream
• ChildLine India
• Child in Need Institute
• Deaf child India
• Make A Difference

Another name which has always received appreciation across the country is The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Dedicated to underserved school children since 2000, the Non-Governmental Organization currently feeds over 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India. These charitable organizations certainly have helped improve lives of children in different parts of the world. But, looks like, we still have to wait a bit longer to reach our final destination. Finding a solution is very important as development of a country depends up on its citizens and children are the future citizens. So come forward, give the children a good start. For sure, it will bring a positive impact on our country. You can start by getting involved with one of the reputed Non-Governmental Organizations or just make a contribution to help children in need.

Source by Manjunath Degala

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