Riding in our cars or in taxicabs, we hear them tap the side window. We turn our heads and see them. Some are begging for alms. Some are selling ‘sampaguitas’; some newspaper tabloids showing lewd pictures; some cigarettes with stork candies. If it were Christmas, some would be singing dissonant carols.
Their bodies greased by dirt; scorched by the merciless sun. Their clothes torn, crumpled, caked with stains. Some have their minds soaring high form inhaling a dangerous substance. Their hearts hardened by the hard lives they live. Their innocence lost never to be regained.
Yes, they are the street children. There are millions of them around the world.
The Streetchildren Development Center (SDC), Inc. was established with
them at heart in mind. With
values education as its central concern, it was registered in 1992 as a
non-governmental organization, with
Who are the Street Children?
Street children are young people who spend a considerable time living and/or working on the streets of the world’s cities. Different countries describe street children in different ways...