Why? Thursday, Apr 16 2009 

Today I am writing about a boy who was in a news article from Vietnam.

His name is Sanaa. He is 14 years old. He is selling cigarettes and sweets in the city. He is telling that his father went to Saudi Arabia to find a job, but he didn’t come back. He has three brothers and one sister, and his mother has told him to find a job. He is saying that he earns about 400-800 yemeni riyals (about US$2-4)

Look, this is another part of our world. This is a true story in our society. His father has gone and his mother is telling him to do a job to sustain. As a girl, and human being I don’t accept to this situation. How can the children are responsible to mother’s mistakes. If they can’t fulfill the children’s needs, why they have delivered them? As I found so far, we can see the children’s are suffering because the parents illiterateness. They don’t understand and think the level which they can control. At last they have a lot of children and they can’t fulfill the children’s needs. So, at last the children have to suffer.

At last, this miserable life to children is unbelievable today all over the world. Even the mothers are illiterate, what the children can do for that?

This is offensive!

References: http://streetkidnews.blogsome.com/ 

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An Interview… Tuesday, Apr 14 2009 

One day I was thinking about my blog and hw can I give a solution to this vast problem in front of me. Suddenly, one of my room mates came to me and told me to wake her up early, because she has to go to a school.
I was surprised, “oh, school? For what Nishu?” I asked.
“To teach, teach to some street children.” She answered with a smiling face.
“Street children? Where?”I asked with a surprised, because I didn’t believe that there is a school for street children.
That time I was thinking about street children’s education. I thought that if anyhow we can teach the children, then they will think to come from the frame of street child. I saw only this topic as a solution. I asked her about the children. I’ll summarize some of the information which she gave me that day.
“The students are like to study and they are doing well. They have knowledge as well as others. The only thing is there’s no one to take them out from their situation. They need help from someone. They are poor, and their parents don’t have any idea about education. This is the reason to continue their generations as same. Many people are talking about them and sometimes they tell the situation more badly than they have. This kind of things causes to fall their mental conditions totally. So, what we have to do and what they expect from us is look at them with open eyes and care about them with a sensitive heart. ….”
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These are some information which I got from my friend. I have got much information from her about their education and how much they like to study. While I was searching a possible solution for them I have got a small sign of a good solution. I wish this will spread its branches all over the Asia and supply the shade of it to suffering children which is the future of the Asia.

Life is miserable… Friday, Apr 10 2009 

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Black is nice- when it is dark

White is clear – when it is light

Life is wonderful – when it is full of happiness

Life is miserable – when it is full of sorrows

 

Invisible links – of a miserable life

Have connected – a life and a soul

Misery of a strong courage

Is pushing a human life to the society

 

It is true that world is unfair

It is true that we have nothing

It is true that we are humans

It is true that we have the ability

 

Being a human – even a child

Everything has gone – when there’s poverty

This is the reality of life- hard to solve

References: http://mangalorean.com/images/news/temp5/20061127child2.jpg

A tender experience… Monday, Apr 6 2009 

 

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One day I went outside in the morning about 6.30 am. I felt sorry for the little kids who were sleeping under a tree. They were sleeping in their mother’s lap with the love of her. There were two little kids who were around two-three years old.

They woke up by the notice which came from us. Oh! He was laughing at us. My teacher said,” oh! He is cute.”

“Yap, really he is!” I said.

But, the cute little child was sleeping under a tree. Why they are spending a life like this?

It remembered me my childhood. I felt angry about myself. How comfortable was my childhood? These children are suffering their lives with lots of struggles and difficulties. I didn’t have these difficulties when was in this age.

He stood up and looked at us. He was happy to see us. He followed us and then the mothers woke up and hold the child. The child pointed us which symbols that he wants to follow us. The mother came few steps and stopped. The child was waving his hand at us. We also waved wt the little child.

This incident was printed in my mind few days before. They are living in front of our building. My thoughts stared to fight each other asking that, do I have to anything to do for them which Is possible to do for them.

Referemces: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/3007136077_e398c4ae08_m.jpg

A content accent … Friday, Apr 3 2009 

Millions of Asian children are on the streets; do not have a family, compulsory to live on the streets. Some people supplies food, clothes, medication and educational materials to drop-in shelters and participate in programs which present services to penniless children. Grassroots Asia is an organization which works for the betterment of street children in this area.

It works with organizations in Asia to develop creative solutions toward combating the trafficking of children for prostitution. Grassroots Asia funds programs which efficiently address prevention in high-risk areas and those which provide treatment services to precious children.

As I have talked before, there are some people who pay attention to these innocent little children. If they can help the children to come over the problems which they have, it will be a forwarded step for their future.

References: http://www.grassrootsasia.org/project_photos/1_2.jpg 

A sign of sun rising… Sunday, Mar 29 2009 

Today my post is going to talk about a different report which I found from New Age newspaper. As it says there is a kind of happy incident that, they have a chance to raise their voice to the society. I think if this is true and if this condition continue foe a long time, it will be like the sunlight to the street children. 

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It has recognized four lakh street children from the capital city who have been earning money in a miserable way.  Moreover, they have seen that if the children did not get any attention of a development, they will suffer their lives.

Population service training centre and plan in Bangladesh were organized a function for the Independence Day. It says that the purpose of organizing the function is bringing the needs of street children to the society to get the supports like education, health and homes from it.  There was a prize giving also for the street children. It focused to take out the children’s real situation as a child from the frame of street child. The people who were kind of responsible in the country said that though, street children are lagging far behind the process of development, they should have all the supports as a child from society. Some street children have recited poems, staged dramas and rendered poems at the function. 

All these things show that even street children can do many things more than we think that they can do. There are many talents which are hidden inside of them. It’s glad to hear like this voice which shows a kind of persuasion as a responsible field to a needy section in society.

But, I would not trust the society at once that the society is more sensible. Still there’s my opened eyes’ looking at the society until they get their right position.

References: http://img2.photographersdirect.com/img/26650/wm/pd2176841.jpg 

 

Will it be a dream? Friday, Mar 20 2009 

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The reality of street children’s lives has decided their future.

This is a newscast from Afghanistan.

From a torn blanket near a crowded Kabul market, a young child sells jewels for a meager amount one of many children on the streets of the Afghan capital trying to eke out a living.
 
In another district of Kabul, 6-year-old Sami spends his days collecting slivers of wood from rubbish heaps to burn for heat. Like many of Afghanistan’s street children, Sami is not an orphan. But his father is unable to work. So instead of going to school to learn how to read and write, Sami helps support his family.
 
“I’m collecting these small chips of wood so that we can burn them,” Sami tells RFE/RL. “[My parents] send me out to do this. My father says that when I’m finished collecting these things — when I grow bigger — then I should go to school.”

What do you think? Will he go to school someday? Will it be a dream for them forever?

Reference: http://gdb.rferl.org/B2D6471D-0373-4E79-9CC0-3FC42E6A9FF2_mw800_mh600.jpg 

Here comes the sun… Thursday, Mar 19 2009 

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Here I have a story about a boy named Karim in Afghanistan.

“Karim, a 13-year-old street worker, practices painting, his favorite pastime, at a non-profit school in Kabul, Afghanistan. Later in the day he will collect wood and metal and sell it to buy food for his family. The Afghan Street working Children in New Approach (ASCHIANA) gives street children two meals a day and helps them learn work skills”

Though, society has tagged him as a street child, they have a strength in their mind, to win their lives. Here the happy news is that the organization ASCHIANA, who is persuading the innocent children to their success. I think if there is someone who works for their benefit, it will helpful to reduce their sorrows and to have a better world than now we are seeing.

Until today we were asking that when the sun will rise? Today we have a sign that whenever it will be risen. Still awaiting until the sun comes to the top of the sky.  

References: http://www.csmonitor.com/slideshows/lifeinkabul/images/lifeinkabul1.jpg 

 

The sun has not risen yet… Wednesday, Mar 18 2009 

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As I have mentioned before, street children don’t have the same picture which is in our mind about them. It is totally different than seems and thoughts of us. Here, I have found a story from Dhaka which is the capital city of Bangladesh.   

”There are two boys who wake up before the sun raises, about 4 am. They live near the port on the Buriganga River in Dhaka. Even the capital city is busy and full of people; they don’t have time to care about these poor little children.  They live on small wooden planks who are 10 years and 14 years kids.  Their job is collecting empty bottles and fills them with fresh water. At last they sell them and earn some money. Then, they beg on the road whole the day time. Some days, they don’t get anything to eat for the whole day”.

This is how, they are passing their days. There are about 250,000 to 400,000 street children in Dhaka. Even everyone is talking about a rapid urbanization all over the Bangladesh today, it doesn’t mean that there’s no any space which we should specially focus on, but when we hear about these things can we backward to society? 

 

References: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/bangladesh_48635.html 

What we thought? Sunday, Mar 15 2009 

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In our view, we think that, their mind is asking comfortable lives. We think that they like to study, to go to school and enjoy their lives. Have you ever think or ask about this?

If you ask them, what do you think their answer will be? Will they be like to study? Will they be like to go to school?

I asked them, when I was doing my project on Educational System in Bangladesh from Chittagong children. They said that, they don’t like to go to schools. This life is comfortable for them. We were surprised. We thought that seeing the children who are going schools is hurting them, but the reality is totally different. The concept “poverty” has owned their mind totally. It says that they don’t want to study. They said that being a street child and spending life as a beggar is a comfortable life to them.   Getting education and living as a happy child is nothing for them.

This is because of the concept, “POVERTY”.

References: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zGHWuEyACFY/SVE_ePlSsZI/AAAAAAAABpg/pGAeqd-XGPo/s400/Afghan_boy_1210922c.jpg

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