Giving Children A Promising And Better Life

StreetA suffering street-child

The global economic recession and poverty, which have affected Third World countries most, have resulted in the rampant abandoning of babies in gutters, pit latrines, bushes and remote places. Many mothers are giving up their babies for adoption. Some end up selling their babies or deliberately kill them. This inhuman act shows that some children are born into incapable hands.

If one does not really need a child, why should parents bring them into the world to suffer? Training and caring for children, in terms of feeding, clothing, education and health have never been a simple task. It is better for parents to prevent an unwanted pregnancy than to give birth to a child to become a menace to society.

An Eastern University in America conducted a study on the impact made on children by various forces in the society. The study revealed that 31 percent of the influence on a child was attributed to his years, 16 percent came from his school and other organizations. While 53 percent of the impact on his life came from his home.
The duty of bringing up a child is surely the toughest task in the world and quite frankly, it takes knowledge and wisdom to raise up a child. The inability of parents to take proper care of their children have caused many children roaming the streets, especially in Asia, Africa, and South America.
The neglected children sometimes grow up to be juvenile criminals and delinquents. Each year, estimated one million children are abused in America. The suicide rate for 15 to 24, over the past twenty years has increased. Poverty is actually the main problem facing parents in Third World Countries, keeping children from the classroom.


Parents who did not get the opportunity to be educated, may feel education is a waste of time, and therefore the child should be engaged in parents trade. In India, hundreds of children are said to be under bondage, working as slaves to defray the debts of their parents. Under some hardships, children are even forced to sell part of their body parts, such as kidney, to raise money for their parents.

In Brazil, children are sprayed by bullets, for the government to collect the bodies from the streets, as a measure to prevent street child explosion. Is this the best solution to prevent street children? When children are thought how to read from the initial stages, they become interested in books. However poor a child’s reading ability is, his interest in reading would improve his knowledge.

Things go wrong for children these days like people don’t know their value in this world. Many organizations are all over Africa to improve children’s education, but the harvest is plentiful, while the labourers are few. It’s an enormous task. Education for children is not a choice, it’s their right and the only way to give these children a better future is through education.

The Plight of Glue Sniffing Children


Glue sniffing

Glue sniffing children

In every home, children have parents to take care of them but not a street child.Nowhere to call his home, life on the street and passing the night at any available place, prove to be dangerous for these children. The cause of street children varies. Some are neglected and have no one to take care of them, some come from very poor family, while other causes are famine, war, civil unrest and family breakups.

While on the streets fighting for survival, many end up in the hands of criminals and drug traffickers, whereby they are exploited and abused. Without education and external support the homeless children primarily exposed to dangerous lifestyles, including drug addiction and glue sniffing. Te problem associated with Glue sniffing children is a global issue, especially in poverty stricken countries.

What is Glue sniffing? A solvent mostly used by shoe repairers, when one inhales glue, it gives a reaction that cuts off oxygen to the brain and the one gets intoxicated. Since children can’t afford to buy shoe repairer’s glue, they find alternatives such as gasoline cans, typewriter correction fluids, paints, lighter fluid, cleaning fluids, hairsprays and other variety of aerosols from a waste dump, putting themselves at serious risk of brain damage, respiratory infections, and other problems.

According to data compiled by a non-governmental organization in Pakistan, there are over 30,000 children addicted to glue sniffing in Pakistan. If an adult can shed tears after smelling Glue, evidently shows how powerful Glue sniffing can affect a child’s health. Once a child starts Glue sniffing there is the possibility of using other dangerous drugs.

There are campaigns against glue sniffing and few organizations are helping children out of this predicament, but the fight is slow. Since Glue sniffing is often the only remedy for children facing hunger and despair, it is feared that the rate of Glue sniffing children would increase rapidly in poverty stricken countries across the world.