About Street Children
A 2007 survey by Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs estimated that 12 Cities in Java have over 250,000 homeless children. Jakarta alone is estimated to have over 30,000 homeless children on it’s streets.
Who are homeless children?
- Children of families living on the streets
- From deceased parents
- Runaways from abusive families
- From parents who have moved away or abandoned their children
What dangers do these children face?
- Lack of sanitation
- Criminal gangs
- Mental health problems
Who is helping them?
- Government agencies
- Homeless shelters
- Outreach education programs
- Outreach health programs
Unfortunately, each of these agencies and projects is critically underfunded and cannot increase their capacity sufficiently to meet the scale of the problem. It’s clear that these children are amongst the most vulnerable in our communities. Our barefoot walks are for them and we hope others will take up the idea to raise money for these children.
Please help either by donating or by becoming a SOLE MAN yourself.
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