Street Children part 2

Street Child Worker
Street Child Worker (Photo credit: ‘ Nasim Fekrat)

“Street children is a term for children experiencing homelessness who primarily reside on the streets of a city. Homeless youth are often called street kids and street youth; the definition of street children is contested, but many practitioners and policymakers use UNICEF’s concept of boys and girls, aged under eighteen years, for whom “the street” (including unoccupied dwellings and wasteland) has become home and/or their source of livelihood, and who are inadequately protected or supervised.

Some street children, notably in more developed nations, are part of a subcategory called thrownaway children who have been forced to leave home. Thrownaway children are more likely to come from working class and single parent homes. Street children are often subject to abuse, neglect, exploitation, or, in extreme cases, murder by “clean-up squads” that have been hired by local businesses or police. In Western societies, such children are sometimes treated as homeless children rather than criminals or beggars.”  From Wikipedia

Can you imagine what it would be like to be a child growing up without parents or family to help you? Out on your own, forced to find food by yourself.

We can help these kids. I’m taking a trip to Manila to find the best way to help the street kids there. Want to help me go?

It doesn’t do any good to feel sad for the street children. If you feel sad about this or anything else, the best way to get rid of sadness is to think of the illustration of a glass full of polluted air. The polluted air represents the sadness, anger, guilt or fear you are feeling. You could put a vacuum pump on the glass and try to suck out the bad air. This would be difficult and expensive to do and most pumps would only get about 90% of the dirty air out of the glass. The easiest way to get rid the dirty air is to pour water into the glass. Pour love into your mind by thinking of things you love, or like. The love will fill your mind and the negative thoughts will be forced out.

Think of food you like, people and places you like, music you like. Think of memories of places you have been, movies you enjoyed, pets you like. Think of anything that you like for a few minutes and your mood will change.

Thinking of things that you love or like bring good things into your life. It is hard to explain in one short blog post, but suffice it to say that love is the most powerful force in the universe. In other blog posts I have written about what happens in the subconscious mind when you think about things you love.

Street children in Cebu (Philippines).
Street children in Philippines (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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