It is distressing but true that there are hundreds of children worldwide living on the streets prey to all the dangers that such rough living throws at them. There are countless reasons why they are forced to do so many of them universal. Research the problem of street children and write an essay; you may decide how you wish to approach the topic. You could write a cause effect or a problem solution essay. A word of warning though, completing this task will take a wee while so be prepared to spend time annotating the texts carefully and making notes on the videos you watch. This activity would work very well as a weekend or holiday project. Don’t start writing until you have completed your research for maximum benefit.
- “Making a difference for children: Street Children” ; the link is below. When you access the page, click “skip” in the top left hand corner to reach the text and keep clicking “next page” until you have completed your reading. This text is about street children in Turkey.
- “Why are there street children?” http://www.amanikids.org/why-are-there-street-children
- “The problems of street children” http://www.i-indiaonline.com/sc_crisis_theproblem.htm
- Access this link http://www.street-child.co.uk/ and go to the black table on the left of the screen, work through the links and the new links that emerge to get as much information as you can about causes, effects and solutions.
- “Mombasa’s mobile computer classroom pulls in street children” By Rebecca Okwany http://www.nation.co.ke/Features/DN2/Mobile-computer-classroom-pulls-in-street-children/-/957860/1748380/-/vbyhxr/-/index.html. This text covers an interesting solution.
- “Street Children on Vimeo” http://vimeo.com/11497620
- “Brazilian Street Diary – Street Children Survivors of Rio” By Vivian Moos; link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1185776722/brazilian-street-diary-street-children-survivors-o
- “Life with Ukrains Street Children” By: Marcel Theroux; read and listen; link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/16/marcel-theroux-ukraines-street-children
- Go to www.radiolab.org ; search for “children living on the streets” and take your pick of the many videos