It crushed my mind when I saw a nine-year-old girl was
singing a song in the public transportation in order only to
get some coins that she can spend to buy food, or at least
drink. Many questions finally rose: Does she have a home?
Does she go to school? Does she have pareWho are street children actually? Street children are those
who are not yet growing enough (physically and
psychologically). They usually come from the lowest
economical family class. They spend most of their time in
the street by doing many activities in order to get money to
survive and they sometimes live under pressure of their
The population that is increasing all the time may be one of
the causes of street children. Besides, the background of
the family can be also the problem that can cause street
children. When the children are abused in the family, they
finally have bad childhood experience, they will directly
lead themselves to leave home and choose street as their
shelter. Usually, the street children face difficulties to
access education, health and care services because their
existence is refused by their environment.
How about their personality? Street children who mostly live
in the street, they will have strong personality as well as
negative side of their personality. They get use to live in
the very hectic rules, hard living and pressure from their
surrounding, so no wonder if they have a very good survival
strategy to face the difficulties in live. They are trained
by themselves not to be dependent by other people. The
negative side is, they become bad temper and they donít want
to be ruled. They keep in mind that they are the one who has
to be free.
Street children may be the major problem for the developing
countries. It becomes the country concern to make the street
children realize that there is still another life which is
more valuable to live in.