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SKCV Children’s Trust: street children

SKCV Children’s Trust: street children

What SKCV Children’s Trust does : Street children

SKCV Children's TrustStreet children may be orphans or they may have been abandoned by cruel or poverty stricken parents. Many have escaped from violence or abuse but they may just have run away to find a better life to what they wrongly believe awaits them in the cities. Girls are often brought to SKCV Children’s Trust by their parents who cannot afford to educate or feed them and fear for their safety. A vulnerable girl found on the streets will last 20 minutes before being picked up by a pimp.

What does await them is disease and malnutrition. Many become hooked on drugs or drink, while others steal to survive. Some attempt to earn money by picking rags for recycling from the dirty streets and railway stations that serve as their homes. Others act as shoe shiners, hotel porters or tea shop boys fetching and carrying for men who often beat them. Many children are robbed of their wages by unscrupulous employers. All have learned to distrust adults and are wary of anyone who offers to help them. Ironically they see their life on the streets as safe. SKCV Children’s Trust offers an alternative to life on the streets.