Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Street Children: Brazil

Street children in Brazil and several other countries has been an ongoing problem for many years. There are 2 types of street kids: The first are called children on the street. They actually live with their parents, usually in a slum or shack, but they work all day in the streets begging, or finding odd jobs. Then there are the children of the street, who live here day and night. Many of them are runaways, escapees of abuse, or drug users. Many steal to survive or to support their addictions. It is common in Brazil for the kids to get high off of glue and other potential fatal inhalants. Sadly, some of the street children are targets for the rebel governments to seek out and kill these children unless they join these rebel groups. As a global citizen, the responsibilities of these lives should be in everyone's hands.

Below is a link to a video that is 9mins and 4 secs long that talks about Street Children in Brazil, which gives a better insight of the problem.


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