The average American lives a good life. Jobs are readily available for pay that allows someone to afford the essentials of food, drink, medicine, and shelter. Our children generally grow up with many luxuries, such as access to free public education.
However, that is not the case for many a child in Africa. They hardly scrape by every day, with barely a meal per day and absolutely no room for luxurious items. Learn about the harsh life of these unfortunate kids. Tell your friends and family, so that they too can understand necessity, hope, and the need for help.
When you're done, go to invisiblechildren.com to find out what you can do to better the lives of these children.
Joseph St. Onge is a high school student attending St. Joseph's Catholic Academy in Kenosha, WI. Recently he and his class have learned about the child soldiers in Africa, and are doing something to contribute.