Think of the deprived children this holy month

Ramadhan brings out the noble values of giving and caring. It is on this month that kindness is shown best to fellow human beings who are most deprived of life necessities.
In different parts of the world including the Middle East, concerted efforts are being made by different charitable organisations to alleviate the conditions of those who are suffering.
The ‘It’s Not the Same for Them,” campaign is one of the initiatives that aim to better the conditions for displaced children. The campaign aims to remind people of the harsh realities that confront kids from Syria. It will run throughout Ramadhan across the Middle East and North Africa and will target the Arab diaspora around the world.
What the campaign does, through its programmes, is give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. The campaign also ensures to look after the children on a daily basis, monitor their condition in times of crisis and wars and find a way to transform their lives for a better future.
‘Save The Children’, an international NGO that launched this campaign, believes every child — whether that child is from the Middle East or anywhere else in the world, deserves a good future.
The organisation shared that the campaign is the result of the ‘Hack for Good’ competition created by Facebook which aimed to celebrate the talent of young Arab creatives and direct it towards a major social issue in the region.
In the Sultanate, the caring and the giving back is best shared through the ‘e.oman’ portal. Supported by the Ministry of Social Development — a government organisation that facilitates charity fund raising for a large number of firms in Oman and around the world, anyone can donate through the one click help button available on the portal.
There are numerous ways to do good deeds for the benefit of the less fortunate especially the children. Paying Zakah, sadaqa and Zakat Al-Fitr, preparing iftar meal and ration for the poor, donations of Eid clothes to orphans, donations for mosques, social care, medical support, student care, and international relief including donations for Yemen and Syria and Somalia can be made using this one stop solution created to support the initiatives of Oman Charitable Organisation (OCO).
As many as 30 local charity organisations are part of it.
But others also opt for a more hands-on approach.
Huda, an active social worker in Oman, is at the forefront of collecting foods, clothes and blankets and other necessary items for the children in Yemen.
She said that their initiative received an overwhelming response and their first shipment of donation will be leaving soon.
Meanwhile, Lamis, also a social worker, said that “We accept contributions for war victims in Yemen that will benefit children, women, elderly and sick people who live in 3 cities, namely, Sanaa, Taeez, and Hudaida. The donations are sent through some like-minded people — those who want to gain the blessings of the Almighty Allah by helping those in need.”