Up to 40,000 street children live in
Why is it an issue to us as Kenyans?
This children face life threatening challenges on the street, health and social threatening live in very poor conditions which force them in to drug and substance abuse. Apart form it having health problem it exposes them to child prostitution, crime and in extreme cases death. Life has no meaning to this kids who we all ignore and brush them off in our day to day living. The conditions they stay in are so worrying and threaten the development of our society. They conditioning shapes them to future merciless criminals and society deviants who come to haunt us in future.
Like any other growing child, they are in need of social, economical and emotional support from their adults. They view them as care givers, hope and their refuge. How lucky we are! To be viewed this way! Many are times we brush them off and wish they never existed. Let stop burying our heads in the sand as if street children never exists. it is our collective responsibility to support them.
We all should feel obliged to support them live a meaningful life. Let give them a smile, let cherish them, let be there for them. We are all development partners in eradicating poverty, reducing spread of HIV/AIDS, ensuring equal distribution of resources and fighting ignorance .Let not point figures at each other, and blame someone; remember four of them are pointing at you. YOU are to blame. WAKE up, let support street children with basic needs (food, shelter, cloths, health and education), encourage family unions and community co-existence. Let not put blame on any one. We all are guilty.
This is a call for collective responsibility. Join hands and be part of the sustainable change. Yes we can