Glue and the children of the street

Helping hand: James and some of the children he is assisting. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Helping hand: James and some of the children he is assisting. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Mmegi Correspondent, LERATO MALEKE, spent hours with street-children this week, learning their troubled past, their battles with glue-addiction and the ray of hope that has come from a Good Samaritan

Street children are just like any other children. They listen, take orders, play, sing just like ordinary children.

Two main differences however: they are homeless and many of them sniff glue. The children of the streets are usually dirty, sleep in culverts and forage for food in dustbins, each carrying a sad tale of abandonment, loss, disease or neglect.

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