This paper is about the street children and their problems

1573 WordsMay 26, 20047 Pages
A street child is a young person, under the age of fifteen, who lives and sleeps in the streets, whose family ties are broken and who can't or won't return home. Street children live in the streets without their families. Each child has to learn how to survive alone, since no adult takes responsibility of them. Often they are very young and completely ignored by their families. These children don't like to be called as "street children". They live, or rather struggle to survive, they are usually in the downtown area, near stations and shopping malls, places, which are lit up at night or in garbage dumps, in railway stations or under bridges in most major cities of developing countries around the world. To avoid being caught, street…show more content…
Education is the key to everything else. Moreover, in order to be able to learn how to live like other people, the child has to be taught to recognize basic rules of good and bad behavior. Also as it was mentioned before, lack of love is the fundamental problem for them, like other children they need a family. Thus, every step should be taken to return the child to their family. If that is impossible, they should take refuge in the foster homes "foster homes which take in these children on a voluntary basis". (Grant, 35). Nevertheless, the most important point which should be taken into consideration is that A street child needs a refuge from the many dangers of life in the street. "They need places where they can take cover in an emergency and have someone to talk to. Clearly, the opportunity of living in such a place not only meets the child's minimum living requirements but, in addition, allows them to get to know other children in the same situation, which is another of the child's essential needs." ( Smith, 18). There should be caused an awareness of the situation of street children and their need for special protection. "The principles should work hard and promote their rights and liberate them from the suffering caused by living and working in the street." (Smith, 28). Furthermore, as it was mentioned before education is the key word, so in order to offer some solutions for the street children, primary education will be made compulsory. And the number
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