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Life in the streets.

Street children as the term refers are children experiencing homelessness who primarily resides in the streets of a city without adult supervision or care.

These street children are often subject to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or, in extreme cases,murder. Unlike in western societies where such children are commonly treated as homeless children, in Africa they are rather treated as criminals.

Street life have extremely detrimental effects on children. Children fending for themselves must find ways to eat; some scavenge or find exploitative physical work.

The sacks they use as beddings at night are converted to bags for carrying bottles, cardboard packaging, scrap metals and other recyclable wastes to dealers who usually under pay them.

Drug use these children is common as they look for means to numb the pain and deal with the hardships associated with street life.

Other experiences in street life include;

  • These boys spend the night outside in the open and are at risk of being attacked by the thugs or animals like stray dogs that are so many in town at night.
  • They experience the harsh meteorological conditions like rain at night in the open with no shelter or covering hence some are forced to sniff glue to keep them asleep,
  • They have no one to attend to them when they are sick.
  • They are always the victims of violence from the public and fellow street boys who sometimes sodomise them.
  • They are beaten by some policemen on patrol and robbed of any valuables and money they (children) get from doing odd jobs like car washing and cleaning of video rooms and hotels.
  • Thugs would sometimes force the big ones to join them to steal, harass or even kill people. They will unwillingly join for fear of being hurt by the hardcore criminals.
  • These children are many time missused by people like unblocking sewerages (without the right protective attire), Trafficking of drugs and alchohols.
  • In most of the labour these boys are involved in, they are usually underpaid, etc

Street children lack security, protection, and hope, and continue to face a deep-rooted negative stigma about homelessness. And, more than anything else, they lack love.

Help us change this situation one child at a time. Are you visiting Kenya soon? You can pay us a visit anytime without notice and help put a smile on someone's face.