Parentless children need help, not gifts

Moscow 24 December 2013

NGOs working with parentless children ask that these be given practical help rather than New Year gifts

The Dobro Mail.Ru project has studied the experience of charities and found that residents in children’s homes receive from 4 to 20 presents each which are frequently useless and have a negative effect on their development and socialisation.

According to the president of Voluntary Aid to Parentless Children, Elena Alshanskaya, a profusion of presents gives nothing to the children. On the contrary it feeds a tendency to see adults as a source of acquisitions. A child will throw out the fifth doll, swap the second telephone for cigarettes or hoard toys. The presents become totally valueless. Anna Puchkova, president of the Schastia  Mosaika said that it was monstrous to encourage a terrible dependency which leads children to get used to being given things all the time without any effort on their part and without any particular reason. The result is that when such a child grows up they see no need to work. Only 10% cope with this situation and the rest take to drink, become criminals, go to prison and/or commit suicide.

Specialists suggest other approaches. The best of these is to take a child into a family. If one must give a present, it should be educational or useful. For children with disabilities or cancer a seasonable celebration may be arranged. Presents can be given to those who are long term hospital patients, reside in a hospice or are in prison. Donations can be given to a good organisation that deals with children’s problems or volunteering services offered.

NGOs could make a real difference to parentless children’s welfare if the money spent on the presents every year were instead available to them.

http://www.asi.org.ru/news/nko-rabotayushhie-s-det-mi-sirotami-prizy-vayut-ne-darit-novogodnie-podarki-vospitannikam-detskih-domov-okazy-vat-real-nuyu-pomoshh/

 

 

 

work. Only 10% cope with this situation and the rest take to drink, become criminals, go to prison and/or commit suicide.

Specialists suggest other approaches. The best of these is to take a child into a family. If one must give a present, it should be educational or useful. For children with disabilities or cancer a seasonable celebration may be arranged. Presents can be given to those who are long term hospital patients, reside in a hospice or are in prison. Donations can be given to a good organisation that deals with children’s problems or volunteering services offered.

NGOs could make a real difference to parentless children’s welfare if the money spent on the presents every year were instead available to them.

http://www.asi.org.ru/news/nko-rabotayushhie-s-det-mi-sirotami-prizy-vayut-ne-darit-novogodnie-podarki-vospitannikam-detskih-domov-okazy-vat-real-nuyu-pomoshh/

 

 

 

Moscow 24 December 2013

NGOs working with parentless children ask that these be given practical help rather than New Year gifts

The Dobro Mail.Ru project has studied the experience of charities and found that residents in children’s homes receive from 4 to 20 presents each which are frequently useless and have a negative effect on their development and socialisation.

According to the president of Voluntary Aid to Parentless Children, Elena Alshanskaya, a profusion of presents gives nothing to the children. On the contrary it feeds a tendency to see adults as a source of acquisitions. A child will throw out the fifth doll, swap the second telephone for cigarettes or hoard toys. The presents become totally valueless. Anna Puchkova, president of the Schastia  Mosaika said that it was monstrous to encourage a terrible dependency which leads children to get used to being given things all the time without any effort on their part and without any particular reason. The result is that when such a child grows up they see no need to work. Only 10% cope with this situation and the rest take to drink, become criminals, go to prison and/or commit suicide.

Specialists suggest other approaches. The best of these is to take a child into a family. If one must give a present, it should be educational or useful. For children with disabilities or cancer a seasonable celebration may be arranged. Presents can be given to those who are long term hospital patients, reside in a hospice or are in prison. Donations can be given to a good organisation that deals with children’s problems or volunteering services offered.

NGOs could make a real difference to parentless children’s welfare if the money spent on the presents every year were instead available to them.

http://www.asi.org.ru/news/nko-rabotayushhie-s-det-mi-sirotami-prizy-vayut-ne-darit-novogodnie-podarki-vospitannikam-detskih-domov-okazy-vat-real-nuyu-pomoshh/

 

 

 

Moscow 24 December 2013

NGOs working with parentless children ask that these be given practical help rather than New Year gifts

The Dobro Mail.Ru project has studied the experience of charities and found that residents in children’s homes receive from 4 to 20 presents each which are frequently useless and have a negative effect on their development and socialisation.

According to the president of Voluntary Aid to Parentless Children, Elena Alshanskaya, a profusion of presents gives nothing to the children. On the contrary it feeds a tendency to see adults as a source of acquisitions. A child will throw out the fifth doll, swap the second telephone for cigarettes or hoard toys. The presents become totally valueless. Anna Puchkova, president of the Schastia  Mosaika said that it was monstrous to encourage a terrible dependency which leads children to get used to being given things all the time without any effort on their part and without any particular reason. The result is that when such a child grows up they see no need to work. Only 10% cope with this situation and the rest take to drink, become criminals, go to prison and/or commit suicide.

Specialists suggest other approaches. The best of these is to take a child into a family. If one must give a present, it should be educational or useful. For children with disabilities or cancer a seasonable celebration may be arranged. Presents can be given to those who are long term hospital patients, reside in a hospice or are in prison. Donations can be given to a good organisation that deals with children’s problems or volunteering services offered.

NGOs could make a real difference to parentless children’s welfare if the money spent on the presents every year were instead available to them.

http://www.asi.org.ru/news/nko-rabotayushhie-s-det-mi-sirotami-prizy-vayut-ne-darit-novogodnie-podarki-vospitannikam-detskih-domov-okazy-vat-real-nuyu-pomoshh/