Growing up in poverty means being cold, going hungry, and not being able to join in activities with friends such as school trips. There were 3.7 million children living in poverty in the UK in 2013-14, 1.7 million in extreme poverty. That’s 28% of children or 9 in a classroom of 30.
63% of children living in poverty are in a family where someone works. Infant mortality is 10% higher for infants in the lower social group than the average.
poverty affect a child's education?
Only 48 per cent of 5 year olds entitled to free school meals have a good level of development at the end of their reception year, compared to 65 per cent of all other pupils.
Less than half of pupils entitled to free school meals (just 34 per cent) achieve 5 GCSEs at C or above, including English and Maths, this compares to 61 per cent of pupils who are not eligible.
Our main focus is on refugee, homeless and underprivileged children from low income families.
Additionally, we aim to provide a level of support for their families. We also seek to help children internationally where aid and relief is most needed.
What you’re about to do could transform the life of a child living in poverty. Whether you decide to make a one-off donation or pledge a monthly gift, or donate an item, we promise that the donation you make to 4TheChildren today will be used to help keep a child safe, help them from hardship and put a smile on their face. All donations, however big or small, can buy something particularly useful for a child.
Join us today and save a child's life. Be the one to put a smile on a child's face. Our campaign to raise funds to help the refugees and underprivileged children is to provide them with school meals, breakfast club and to fund school uniforms including school shoes. We need to have enough funds to feed as many children as possible, who are denied school meals and cannot afford it.
Your help and support will be appreciated, in whichever way you wish to donate. We can assure you that your donation will be strictly used for this project only.
What will happen with your donation?
We support local organisations within the UK, which are best placed to understand the local needs. Our support includes (but is not exclusive to):
Breakfast and dinner meals
School equipment such as books
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