But they have committed no crime and are the victims of the wrongdoing of uncaring and corrupt politicians and abusive, impoverished parents. The Philippines is a fractured democracy, where feudal practices persist and where the greater national budget is dedicated to servicing foreign debt and paying a bloated bureaucracy, or is wasted on fake or overpriced development projects.
Livelihood projects for parents are at times an aspect of street contact, as are meetings, outings and non—formal education. The workers relate with the children to win their trust, offer legal and personal protection against acts of abuse by the authorities and work to release the children from jails and holding cells or to get charges against them dismissed.
Street children are always hungry. Some even make shacks in the trees along the fashionable boulevards. September 13, Dear Honorable Members: The project provides basic needs such as clothes, food, medical help and shelter when needed.
The immediate trigger is often physical or sexual abuse within the family. The police and prosecutors are specially targeted audiences, as they inflict the most harm on children.
They work on the streets but do not live there. Manila 3,Quezon 2,Kalookan 1,and Pasay 1, Other street children are child workers, permanently on the streets and engaged in scavenging, child labor, begging, peddling drugs and petty theft.
They work selling plastic bags, newspapers and flowers or begging for a syndicate. When they are settled and know street survival techniques, they return at times to their hovels and shacks to visit their families and bring food for their younger brothers and sisters.
This is one of our interventions to break the cycle of poverty passed on from parents to children.
They are sodomized and sexually abused by adult prisoners in overcrowded cells without even enough space to lie down together. We believe that foreign aid is wasted when poured into the coffers of rich politicians for projects they design to benefit their own family businesses or those of their cronies.
Metro Manila and the National Capital Region NCR have an estimated 30, children on the streets, while nationwide, somestreet children are believed to be plying the streets of major urban centers.Summary execution of street children Many street children were in danger of summary execution during the Marcos Government era.
 Ina report found that 39 children in Davao City had been killed by vigilante groups sincemost after having been released from police detention cells.
The street children’s ages range from six (6) to seventeen (17) years, but most of them are from the eleven (11) to fourteen (14) year-old bracket. The children come from large families of at least 6 to seven 7 members. Street child is a term for a child experiencing homelessness and who primarily resides in the streets of a city (typically in a developing country).
The exact definition of a street child is debatable due to the lack of precise categories. The term has largely been used in reference to children who live entirely in public spaces, without adult supervision or care.
Street children (many orphaned) are one of the saddest consequences of this – some reports estimate some million kids are living rough. In Manila and other large cities you’ll see very small children begging for money in the street or dancing in front of cars at dangerous interchanges for tips.
Most male street children in the Philippines are in conflict with the law at some time and as many as 20, see the inside of a prison cell, where they are mixed with pedophiles, drug addicts, murderers and rapists.
Street children comprise about % of the children and youth population of the major cities in the Philippines. Metro Manila and the National Capital Region (NCR) have an estimated 30, children on the streets, while nationwide, somestreet children are believed to be plying the streets of major urban centers.Download