Caring for Street Children

Philippines
November 24, 2010 11:13am CST
Good day everyone. Its been a long time that I did not post here, but because of something I saw this morning when I was on my way work that still bothers me until this point of time I decided to open this and start to write. Its already past 12 midnight but I can't sleep.I am really bothered and I am still thinking the scenario I saw just this morning. I was on my way to work and it was very traffic. I was riding in a public utility vehicle, since it was traffic the vehicle where I am stop.When we are waiting to turn the light into green a scenario caught my attention. There was a little kid actually a little girl and I am sure she is a street children. She was actually begging to the people she meet along the way. But of what she was doing here's come a guy whom she asked with. All I thought the guy will pick something from his pocket to give that little girl but to my surprise the boy pushed her away and the little girl slip on the road. I really feel sad of what had happened to the little girl and also to the boy.I felt helpless actually by that time because as much as I want to help,the traffic light turns green that means the vehicle have to go. When I was already in my work I keep on thinking about what had happened. I know that little girl is hungry and she needs food.And I know also she doesn't only need food but she needs more than that. She needs someone whom she called as her sister, her brother or her family. These street children need the things I said. They need a place to live, a place that they can call home. Now, I am really wondering why is it that there are a lot of people in this world who are fortunate enough but cannot share what they have in-spite the many blessings they receive? Why are there people who can take to disregard those are in need? Its so sad to think about this. How I wish I am a multi-millionaire person and I could share it with those who are need. Its so sad that you cannot help for those who are in need. You wanted to help, but you have nothing to give..like the old saying says " You can't give what you don't have". I hope everyone will be enlightened with this and would start to share what they have to others especially those who are really in need.
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7 responses
• Philippines
24 Nov 10
Well, I'm from Cebu and I know what you mean...but its difficult to help these children, most of them are rude and I'm talking out from experience. I live near Colon St., and when I was in college usually I bought bread for the children I pass near Colonade Mall, one night though I bought a take out from Jolibee, and those children whom I was trying to help actually tried to take my food from me, that made me really annoyed and I stopped giving to them ever since. Now, I just donate my old things and some food at the local DSWD center.
• Portugal
24 Nov 10
thats really sweet of you to give them bread. but sure when they tried to take out your food when you were giving them already that was too mean. im sorry for that is like sometimes we want to be nice but also are afraid to get hurt or something. was sweet of you what you did and they know you made an effort. isnt your fault. and dont worry for sure they find ways to eat^^
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hello, thanks for the response..:-) Well,actually I also experienced that before, they took away the food. I felt bad by that time actually but I realized that I have to understand them for some reasons which I think they deserved to be. Well, I am happy for you that you never ended helping these kids despite what happened..please continue doing it...:-)
• United States
25 Nov 10
I hate to break it to you, but I don't buy the "I wish I'm a multi-millionaire" thing. These kids have nothing. I know because I spent three months working with them (in Peru). If you were really concerned, the least you could have done - and I do mean the least - was to get off the bus, walk back, and buy the girl breakfast. You obviously have a job and access to a computer, so you could've done that. You don't have to be a multi-millionaire to help out, especially considering you, compared to the girl, might as well have millions.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hi, thank you for your response. Yes I agree with you, that I think I have done that but honestly I have been doing also, sharing little thing that I have. But my point of saying that " I wish I am a millionaire" is that I want to give them shelter to live in, an education that would help them to have a better and brighter future. I really don't want to give them every time I see these street children, because for me I am not actually helping them but what I did is I am just trying to give them something to live for a day but I know also that for a fact I able to help them. But what I really want is to help them for a lifetime like a saying that goes this way " Give them a fish and they eat for a day, teach them how to fish and they will eat for a lifetime". But unfortunately for now, I have no resources to do this but i believe in the right time I can do it...
• Philippines
25 Nov 10
I grew up not quite in good status, so I really can relate with these kids. When I started earning, I returned back some good deeds to those unfortunate ones. It's entirely a nice feeling having to help these homeless.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hello, thanks for your comment.. I am happy to know that..keep up the good work!:-)
@mhypie03 (684)
• Philippines
25 Nov 10
You can donate your old clothes not worn in a year or so. You can also share a bread once in a while just like the one who responded to you if you really want to. Try to look unto your resources that you can willingly share and never force yourself to give something you don't have. I don't give money to street children because majority of them buy rugby from it, so preferably, I give food. But what I wanted to do is to pledge every month on my tithes where it could reach most of the needy. We can make a difference on our own little way if we really want to. You could also join organizations that reaches out to them and be a volunteer. Hope you could look into it. God bless you!
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hello, thanks for the response,,,:-) I am happy to know that you are doing that for the street children..please keep it up so long as you know it helps these street children...:-)
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
25 Nov 10
good on you for having such a kind soft-hearted heart and still thinking of those poor unfortunate people around you... especially children... i had thought about this a lot as well and i am a millionaire, i will definitely do something to help those people... at least i will create job opportunities for them or train them to be skillful in something so that they can earn money... take care and have a nice day...
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
hi, thanks for the response...:-) hope someday all people who have soft-heart like us could join together and help these unfortunate little kids in our country and even the world..:-)
• Portugal
24 Nov 10
i would really love to help poor people too but is like you say we want to help but sometimes we cant bcs we dont have. like me i dont have much and these days im always worried in finding ways to have money to help my mum paying bills. unfortunately is sad but the rich people cant also help everyone and those that are rich and help are good but there are those that are rich and keep all to themselves thats why there arent changes in the world.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hi, thanks for the response..:-) I do understand you but I know you have the heart to share to these little kids..:-)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 10
That's so kind of you for having such thoughts for those children.Nevertheless,I also feel the same towards this issue,especially in my country.Most of the times,I always heard either from the news or media sources that there are syndicates that use children as beggars.Somehow,the authorities should investigate more to this matter,whether these kids are being enslaved as beggars or they are left like that by irresponsible parents.Besides that,in my place,there are 4 houses set up by the government to take care of such kids.All that I must do is to lodge a report and they will track back on these kids of where they came from and on what basis they are doing. Cheers.
• Philippines
4 Dec 10
Hi, thank you for your kind response. Its nice to know that your government are helping for these street children...:-)