Hello, guys thanks a lot for checking out our blog today. In preparation to the International Day Of StreetChildren planned to be commemorated on 12th April 2020 allow me to share with you on ways that we can be able to acknowledge the strength and resilience of millions of street children around the world.
There is no avoiding a child’s eyes looking up at you, sniffing glue and persistently begging for loose change
By accepting to volunteer in an organization or a group that seeks to ensure that the street children needs are taken care you are playing a very crucial role since you will be able to have even more direct contact with then understanding their behaviour and how they survive on the hostile street. Even if you’re not part of the Peace Corps or United Planet Quest, does not mean that you can’t reach out.
As WINAM JIJENGE YOUTH we offer you with this opportunity
- Give A Moment
The simplest and the most valuable thing you can give to a child is time. Rather than brushing them off to make your way out their sight, spend some time to ask them their names, why they decided to come to the street,what they like to do, or their favourite games.
Renowned Traveller Jeff Greenwald stated in an interview with the Globe and Mail that “Generosity doesn’t have to mean giving away things. Sharing a bit of yourself, opening a window into your own world, is a good place to begin.”
- Share a meal
Street children miss rarely get the opportunity to have nice properly cooked food. If you’ve made a connection with a particular child, dining together is a great way to spend time with someone whilst letting them enjoy a warm meal. Try to eat together in one of the local hotels as you have a little chat
Not only will it be healthier but it will also let the child feel more secure knowing that you are interested to listen to him or her story. Our volunteers through the Meals on wheel program have always ensured that the offer meals to the street kids read more
- Learn Street Slang
Street children have a unique way of communication. This slang tends to sound funny and they do have a hidden meaning. By learning the street language you will not only be able to communicate with the street children effectively but also make them feel that your care about. For its said that words are bonds that draws one person to another.
- Learn Their Culture
The street is composed of street children from various backgrounds but in the street, they have one culture that unifies them. Learning the street children culture is important since it helps one to understand how to be able to interact with them. This is only possible if you are able to come up with fun activities for the street kids such as having a football match and listening to music.
- Organise a Dance, Rap And Music Session
For it was once said that consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the art of the creator. Artists come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the art lives on. By providing a platform for the street children to be able to express themselves they are able to connect to the world smoothly. In WINAM JIJENGE YOUTH we give you the opportunity to be able to join the street kids as they use art to express themselves read more…
In the end, the most important thing is recognizing that poverty is a global issue and that children all over the world deserve a better future no matter your culture, tribe, colour or race.