A street child is a young person, under the age of fifteen, who lives and
sleeps in the streets, whose family ties are broken and who can't or won't return home. Street children live in the streets without their families. Each child has to learn how to survive alone, since no adult takes responsibility of them. Often they are very young and completely ignored by their families. These children don't like to be called as "
They group together at night. Amongst children in the street, there are; children who work, children from slums, runaways and delinquents.
Other children may spend most of their time in the street, but maintain
certain link to their families. The distinction between these two categories is not always clear, but it is important. Two separate social groups definitely exist.
Some countries even deny the existence of the phenomenon, in order
to minimize the problem or simply because the society is sincerely ignorant of this, hidden issue. Frightened of institutions where they are poorly treated, children don't want to be known or recognized. However, this is an inevitable phenomenon that there are lots of children working and living in the streets and it has been a major concern for most of the countries in the world. It is an universal phenomena. In...