On the street, there is only one code name; violence. It’s the key for survival, whiles others work to acquire their wealth, the street waits patiently to acquire it in violence. That is the reason why we’re all careful when walking on the streets, we blame them for taking what does not belong to them whiles this can be solved by giving what belongs to them.
It’s only those who are in the situation that can best explain their pain. Waking up every day as a street child is painful. The thought of how children like you are in a better place while you struggle for what you would eat is unpleasant. Some of us have done things we swore never to do because of hunger, at that point nothing matters than the pain in your abdomen and for these children, they are not only hungry in their stomach but they are angry in their soul. The only way to pacify them is to grant them access and this is crucial because if we don’t, they would access it maliciously, spiking the number of crimes in our communities and recruiting more children to join them. The ones we have now can surely get to a safer place and nurture into becoming great personalities.
A snake does not give birth to a frog, the children that would come out of these children mostly end up in the exact position as their parent. And this is what we gathered from our interactions with street children and their parents in Kasoa. The future we are building to be prosperous and peaceful is what these children are also planning to be full of vices. If what we make is exactly what they take back then why don’t we just rightfully invest in them? This is not difficult; we can no longer give any excuse for them being in this state. That attitude of finding an excuse for not doing our part must end, these children wake up every day to their task of finding something to eat regardless of how. We can channel this zeal into something better. This year is the beginning of a new dawn and as part of the celebration of international day for street children, let’s stop the laziness and excuses. The only thing it has to earn us is a country running backward. Let make our impact worth it.
YENHOHIA! WE MATTER TOO
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