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Helping Children in Chennai, India affected by the flood

Happy Children Happy World has embarked upon a mission to help children who have suffered due to the recent floods in Chennai.  The city faced the worst floods in 100 years, according to historians and city officials. Two months later, the city is still on the road to recovery. Many families lost their homes. Children have suffered quite a lot due to these floods. For them, they were witnessing the first disaster of its kind. Happy Children Happy

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Voluntourism dollars misused, orphanages abuse children

Voluntourism is when tourists visit poor nations to help other people and children overcome poverty. Of late, voluntourism dollars have been put to nefarious use. There is no one straight way about this. So called organizations that are NGO's or Children based institutions abuse children and do not really use the dollars to the betterment of children. Rather these orphanages collect children from cities with promises made to parents that their children

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Report – November 2015 – Two children helped with Healthcare costs

At Happy Children Happy World, we are glad to report that we were able to help two girls in September - October 2015.  We were able to make available much-needed funds to help these children.  Both of them are under ten years of age. Their parents struggle with little to no income. NAME: ISA MARIA, AGE: TEN YEARS OLD, MULLURKARA, THRISSUR, KERALA The back story of her medical condition: She is suffering from leukaemia and she has taken two cycles

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Get involved globally – Leave “It’s not in our budget” out the door.

By Jacob David, Founder & CEO, Happy Children Happy World. I might catch some flak for writing this. But I want to write this, get it off my chest, so that someone out there will start thinking along these lines. Recently as Founder and CEO of Happy Children Happy World, I approached regional banks, certain airlines and some other large corporations for funding to help the poorest children  here in Houston and South Asian nations. I send them

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Working with NGOs in Pudhucherry, India – A Report

By Jacob David PUDHUCHERRY - In April en route to see my parents in Pondichery, India, I decided to use over half of my vacation to work with two NGOs. Way before April, in January 2015 I had inquired about NGOs and found that there were two that stood out among many others that did take care of younger children. These children were primarily between the ages of 1 - 15 years. Sisters of Charity Home by Mother Theresa's group:   Just a mile from

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How to increase in well doing

To make this planet a safe place for children, the adults who are at war with each other in disagreeing nations have to be educated. It seems that the adults are the ones who are causing turmoil on this planet by creating wars that children become a part of. In many nations children and the youth have lost their limbs by stepping on old, buried, but active land mines. The world's nations that are poor are constantly at war with each other. Why is

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Child Slavery in the Middle East

These children are as young as 3 when they are sold into slavery. Photo Courtesy: Asian Timez. Kids as young as 3 and under 7 are being sold into slavery by parents who are dirt poor to rich Sheikhs in the Middle East. These kids are in turn put on camels to race each other which is a favorite pastime sport for these rich oil barons. Betting and gambling on these camel races are a way of life for these Sheikhs. But the kids are ill treated in ways

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Child homelessness increases in America

Like it or not, poverty among families in America is increasing. Families are ever struggling to keep up with the economy's recovery, while on the job front recovery is painfully slow.  The housing market has picked up once more and loans for residential homes are trickling down to qualified buyers. A majority of the non-qualified section of society are desperate to rent, even without a proper job or the right income as people need shelter for their

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A Corporate approach to tackling poverty

Poverty has continued to dog humanity forever. Like it or not, people seem to never get out of poverty. Many plans and strategies have come and gone, yet poverty remains. True the situation has gotten better, poverty has been alleviated, but it cannot explain the near 1 billion children who still live in poverty.  That fact is startling and stares us daily in our faces. Poverty comes in many different forms. Poverty means lack of "any material substance." 

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Homeless Teens face barriers to education

Homelessness is terrifying. Especially when it comes to children, growing teenagers, such instability can be paralyzing mentally and physically. They face the harshest uncertainties growing up and facing the real world without a support system - where parents have abandoned them and they are crutching along on a broken down Foster Care system, the paralysis these children undergo is complete. Children require stability to guide them through their

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