How we see homelessness
First of all, it is crucial to mention that we do not consider homeless children inferior in any way. They are merely the victims of unfortunate circumstances. It is not their fault that they are this way.
Before starting this project, we were not so aware of the importance of this issue, choosing to ignore it, like many others. But now, after making research and having talked to some of them, we understand that fate has laid too much on their tiny shoulders. They need to be helped to find a way in life by the luckier. After all, equality of chance is where society should lead us.
In order to be sure that we understand the subject we are trying to tackle, we have decided to bring first hand experience by talking to real homeless people about their life. We have interviewed people who were actually begging in the street, as well as institutionalized children. Our experience with the children from the the educational center was especially rewarding and pleasant. Actaully interacting with these people has greatly influenced us.
Unfortunately, these problems generally stem from the family, a supposedly safe, comfortable, loving environment, where we need to find examples to look up to. Hence, they do not have the possibility for a healthy personal development or education.
In a nutshell, they should be helped to surpass their material needs, to grow up to meet their full potential, as they are not to blame.