NGO wants radical policy on street children

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A child rights organization in Malawi has urged government to make a sustainable child protection policy which can protect the rights of street kids in the country.

According to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), there are almost 8,000 children on the streets in the country most of them are boy; 80 percent are orphans and most of them end up becoming dangerous thugs.

To curb the proliferation of street kids, executive director for Eye of the Child Maxwell Matewere said there is need for government to come up with a sustainable child protection policy in order to protect the rights of street kids.

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Street kids in Malawi causing insecurity.

He further said that children must be encouraged to stay in school in order for them not to think of going to the streets.

Matewere added that parents, chiefs as well as councillors should help in reducing the problem.

In the country’s major cities, street children beg for food and money, and this exposes them to physical and sexual abuses.

However, it seems that unless there is a radical policy, street kids will never be a thing of the past in the country.

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  1. Every time when I see a street kid my heart pains,, becz I know what it means in June what a cold weather, December rains through out the night, no caver no Breakfast, how terrible life these guys are living ,end up being criminals , May God open eyes to those capable of helping

  2. NGOs you receive more money from donors in the name of hulping this kids but at the end nothing is hapening to this kidz no love at all think abt it people

  3. Thats A Very Good Consideration.Here In Blantyre At Our College These Street Children Do Come To Look For Food But They Are Unprotected.Plz Help Them!!!.For A Good & Better Future Of Malawi Our Country.

  4. Thats A Very Good Consideration.Here In Blantyre At Our College These Street Children Do Come To Look For Food But They Are Unprotected.Plz Help Them!!!.For A Good & Better Future Of Malawi Our Country.

  5. Thats A Very Good Consideration.Here In Blantyre At Our College These Street Children Do Come To Look For Food But They Are Unprotected.Plz Help Them!!!.For A Good & Better Future Of Malawi Our Country.

  6. Msathamangire kuthandiza ma street kids thandizani akazi achepese uhule powapatsa ngongole ayambire buzinesi moreover uhule ndiumene umachulukisa matenda kuwasiya ana paumasiye!

  7. Government must do something, NGOs their try to give u money for them, instead of helping them your busy to buy expensive cars while owners remain the same shame! God see this.