People have their way of adapting to their environment especially children whose eagerness to
learn is immeasurable. Environment affects a child in a way that it reflects on his/her attitude
towards education, life, and people that surrounds them. It is mirrored through simple approach
every time they face anything that would test their ability.
They do how they see others are doing it. They let their surrounding dictate earthly manners of living.
According to Dorothy Law Nolte’s “Children Learn What They Live”, children’s attitude is a
product of their experiences. If they live on a place where they are nurtured they will definitely
grow to be a decent person but if they were neglected, they will learn to detach themselves from
Same as with education, if these children grow in a disorderly environment, their priority
wouldn’t be educating themselves. It would be to protect themselves from the threat that envelops
their environment. They won’t be able to enjoy life as a kid since at their age; they are already
used to seeing children working, shouldering the responsibility of adults in order to survive
instead of going to school. At a young age they are already exposed to the ruthless world.
There is estimated 100 million to 150 million street children worldwide. They are the homeless
children if not deserted by their parents, are victims of neglect, and exploitation, children who
left their houses because of family problems, poverty, violence and peer pressure. Living in the
streets does not do them any good, if they are not killed young; they learn to live what is
evident in their environment. They indulge themselves to stealing, prostitution and drug
trafficking. Worse, they become drug dependents.