Non-governmental organisations or NGOs have gained momentum all over the world, with more and more organisations making attempts to change the situation of today. With most people living in lack, NGOs make it a point to address issues pertaining to deprivation of basic rights and necessities. Being independent of the government and other profit-oriented companies, these organisations have managed to help numerous lives with their continuous efforts.
American Red Cross
American Red Cross has, for years, being working toward supporting the public. Being one of the best humanitarian organisations, it was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton and a few of her acquaintances. The main cause for it being established was to reduce and eradicate human suffering through the help of volunteers or donors.
This foundation believes in humanity, impartiality, unity, voluntary service given by people, neutrality, impartiality, independence, and universality.
Child Rights and You (CRY)
Child Rights and You or CRY helps children all over the world based on the four underlying principles it functions on as mentioned below:
- The NGO believes that every child has the right to good health, proper nutrition, nationality or a sense of belonging, and a name.
- Children have the right to protection, physically and mentally, from neglect, abuse and exploitation.
- They have the right to development through means such as education, recreation, leisure, and care.
- The right to express themselves, the right to information, and also the right to religion.
These basic fundamental principles ensure the betterment of children through the various efforts of the foundation.
Make a Wish Foundation
Having been founded in the year 1980, Make a Wish Foundation works towards granting wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. By helping out in fulfilling the wishes of these children, the foundation believes in making a difference in the lives of these kids and other around them by bringing joy to their lives.
The granting of their wishes certainly helps children be more optimistic even where treatment is concerned, giving them and their parents a hope to see better days.
Through the unwavering determination of these NGOs, many people in the world have experienced joy and comfort with the many ventures and activities carried out by these NGOs to change the lives of people for the better. Various other NGOs, too, have begun to work toward certain areas that their attention where making a difference in the world in concerned.