#InternationalDayforStreetChildren: THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Rural-Urban migration is the root cause of some children and parents finding themselves on the street. A lot of youngsters are moving to bigger cities in search of jobs and a better life only to meet worse scenarios when they reach the cities. Whether in the rural or urban centres, young people need to understand that they can make it wherever they find themselves. This is what we told young people in the Volta Region as part of our community engagement in educating them about Streetism and ensuring they do not end up on the street as some of their mates have.
We thereby encourage more development and projects in rural centres where young people can find purpose and comfortable jobs for themselves. Most of these young people come to urban cities only to end up sleeping on the pavement, in front of stores and in lorry stations. In the end, they do not find the job they were seeking thus ending up on the street and involving themselves in all kinds of activities to survive.
As families and community members, let’s encourage our young people to stay and help our communities to develop. Migration to cities doesn’t only worsen Streetism, it causes our rural centres to be deprived of development and workforce.
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