Ever wished you could do a little more to contribute to society? Here’s how you can.
Picture this: you’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and you come across a video of a child looking pitiful. You click on the thumbnail and watch the entire video. It’s about this child who lives in poverty and unsanitary conditions. He has no access to clean drinking water and picks up scraps from the ground to eat. School is the last thing on his mind. Instead, he walks barefoot on the street looking for something to satisfy his thirst and hunger.
As the video eventually comes to an end, a message pops up: “Click like and each like received will entitle this child to RM1”. You pause, sceptical at the message, wondering if any money ever reaches this child. You click like on the video anyway and sit there wondering if there is anything more you can do before you continue scrolling.
What can I do to make a difference?
You’re not the only one who feels like they can do more than just liking or sharing a video on social media. While it helps to spread awareness of the issue, here’s what you can do to ensure your contributions are making a meaningful impact on these children. UNICEF has partnered with Fave to reach out to more individuals who are looking to start contributing and doing their part towards helping those in need, so you can now donate easily using Fave.
Who am I helping with my donation?
When you make a donation to UNICEF using Fave, 100% of your donation will go towards UNICEF, which stands for The United Nations Children’s Fund. This United Nations agency is no stranger to us as they work tirelessly in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, defend their rights, and help children fulfil their potential. Some of their work includes global partnerships to promote policies and expand access to protective child services, education opportunities, basic necessities to those in need, and many more.
How can I help?
UNICEF has created a variety of Inspired Gifts in the form of kits to help combat different sets of issues faced by children globally. You can easily purchase these Inspired Gifts on Fave, and UNICEF will ensure the kits are delivered to those in need. The creation of each kit was inspired by the story of a child that UNICEF is helping. Read on to know more about their stories.
This is Joelle, a 5-year-old girl from Syria who isn’t afraid of needles and vaccinations. This is because her mother has told her that receiving vaccinations on time will help prevent diseases from getting to her.
Many children like Joelle need vaccinations to help protect them from wide-spreading diseases such as polio and measles. Although these diseases are vaccine-preventable, they still affect millions of children. This is because unfortunately, many children still don’t have access to these potentially life-saving vaccinations.
Fortunately, you can buy this UNICEF Immunisation Kit to provide real children like Joelle a wider access to these vaccinations.
After a devastating earthquake destroyed her home in Papua New Guinea, 1-year-old Solina Asia was living in a temporary shelter where she contracted diarrhoea. Untreated diarrhoea in children can be very harmful as it can be deadly. Thankfully, she was able to receive rehydration salts to prevent dehydration and help her recover!
Many children out there are not as fortunate to receive basic healthcare. Do your part to society today and buy this UNICEF Health Kit to help get these health kits to those who may not have access to it.
Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh is a home to hundreds and thousands of Rohingya refugees – including 11-month-old Parmina. Parmina had contracted severe acute malnutrition but was able to recover thanks to timely treatment. This treatment comes in the form of ready-to-use-therapeutic food, or known as RTUF for short. RUTF contains energy-rich paste that gives children the necessary amounts of nutrition they need in order to grow healthily.
Help children like Parmina receive their nutrition kits on time by purchasing this UNICEF Nutrition Kit.
Natural disasters can take a toll on one’s life especially those who may not be very fortunate. When a rainfall hit Nepal in 2017, Meera’s family was stripped of their belongings including their basic necessities. The receding water left behind sludge and contamination, risking people’s lives and making them prone to diseases such as diarrhoea and typhoid.
Help families like Meera’s receive hygiene kits that contain basic necessities such as buckets, soaps, towels, toothbrushes, and more. All you need to do is buy this UNICEF Sanitation Kit.
When a massive hurricane hit the Caribbean, 8-year-old Myra and her family had to leave their home and seek shelter on a different island. This meant leaving her school and education behind. But thanks to donations from people like you, Myra was able to resume her education with the necessary school supplies gifted to her. Going back to school provides her with a sense of normalcy, which is very important to help children recover in times like these.
Buy a UNICEF Learning Kit, and give children like Myra a chance to progress in their education, no matter the circumstances.
At Fave, we believe in doing our part and contributing back to society by helping those in need. We hope that these deals help make the process of lending a hand a little bit simpler and easier.
In light of the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami that swept through the territory of Palu and Dongalla in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, UNICEF is also accepting donations to be distributed to those affected by the earthquake. Check out the ways you can donate to the victims in Sulawesi here. To learn more about UNICEF and their humanitarian work in Malaysia, you can visit their website here.
Share these methods with your friends and family so they too can join you and us in making the world a better place.