There are many ways to show that you care about children and their wellbeing. Any action towards ending child poverty, big or small, counts. Champions carry out actions such as:
- Supporting or starting an initiative to alleviate in your community
- Form an end child poverty team in your community or organisation
- Sharing your knowledge
- Fundraising to help overcome child poverty in your community and other communities as well
Specific ways you can become an End Child Poverty Champion include:
1. Involve your school: Partner with the school(s) in your community to organise and host an awareness activity around our ECP@10 campaign message, Together To End Child Poverty
- Invite students, teachers and parents to take part in your event.
- In this school activity, provide a platform for children to speak about how communities can end child poverty and violence against children.
- Remember to provide space for children to showcase their work in addressing child poverty.
2. Partner with a local business: Consider partnering with business enterprises through their Corporate Social Investment / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, their foundations, or other such opportunities. Let them know how responding to children’s rights and needs, including overcoming child poverty, is strategically beneficial to their work and to all of society.
3. Volunteer: Volunteer your time, skills and expertise, give your resources, funds and other useful donations for the well-being of children affected by poverty in your community. Volunteer your time to visit or serve children affected by poverty.
You can also be part of our End Child Poverty online volunteers team, “On-the-Go”, by volunteering your skills towards communicating to the world about ending child poverty. Visit our online volunteers page for more information. Join On-the-Go, and get a chance to contribute to our work in:
- Gathering news stories
- Developing or managing social content
- Translation or Interpretation
- Crowd sourcing
- Crowd funding
- Other communication skills