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Never Take Life for Granted

Some stuff is easy when you are in the know. On the other hand, if we are young and without parents due to tragic circumstances then without guidance and instruction, we would be helpless.

We shouldn’t take life for granted. Someone, at some stage in our life is contributing to our welfare. Other family members might take us in, or a foster home could provide shelter and help to make sure we are provided for. Most countries offer support, and then there are those who don’t. Poverty stricken countries around us are in bad shape.


1.2 billion people in 111 developing countries live in multidimensional poverty, accounting for 19% of the world's population. 593 million children are experiencing multidimensional poverty. Over 37 million people were living in poverty in the U.S. in 2021. 26.5% of Brazilians currently live in poverty.


Asia holds the largest number of orphaned children with 71 million. India alone is home to 31 million orphans. This is followed by Africa, which harbors 59 million. Every day, 39,000 children are forced from their homes alone because of the death of a parent, family illness or abuse and abandonment.


Now is the time to reflect on your past. If you have been gifted by having parents or not, or are brought up in a tender loving household then you are lucky. If not then stretch, don’t take anything for granted. Defeat poverty and embrace dignity by propelling yourself forward.


Turn the page and make every moment count. When there is a will there is a way. Never give up!


Have a truly fantastic day!

Prof. Carl Boniface


Vocabulary meaning:

Welfare (n) = wellbeing, happiness, good, safety, health, prosperity

Foster (adj) = stand-in, substitute, short-term, adoptive, temporary

Embrace (v) = involve, comprise, contain, include, incorporate, involve, hug, hold, cuddle, clinch, clasp

Propelling (v) = pushing, driving, forcing, boosting, thrusting, impelling

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