Lebanon's streets: Playground for beggars of children
At any given day in Beirut, at any given time, stop all crowded streets and see the kids run. It's not about the kind of run that every kid needs to play in playgrounds, but rather between cars that are struggling and forced to live. Kids are young enough to barely reach the windows of some cars. Children with dirty hands and faces, dressed in inadequate and tattered clothes, sometimes barefoot. They are trained with eyes, car, and car, and they cut out the ones most likely to slip through the window of 1000 lll. Vehicles with foreign license plates, shaded, darkened windows, or female executives who may be less compassionate, are among the common goals of children.
Outside Lebanon, the desperate, but fearless kids who beg in the street are heartbreaking. However, after spending enough time here, you realize that these children may be part of a begging network and therefore begin to let go of them, avoiding eye contact in the hope of stopping on the car window. At this point, these children became part of the "décor" of the Lebanon's streets, which had been worn together.
Drivers adapted to these images and occurrences, so the government is doing so, but ignoring this question will not do it only contributed to the growing social problems. We have to ask ourselves what future is the child's future when he begins his life in the beggar's mother's lap, who uses him as a trick to encourage passers-by? What role will this child play in our society when he becomes an adult after he has programmed his whole life to lie, manipulate, beg and steal for survival? Follow the hard way if you can not ignore it.
It is estimated that Lebanon employs more than 100,000 children, about 20% Lebanese and other foreign or mixed origin. Each child in the school must learn reading, not in the streets to learn how to beg. No child should be exposed to life on the streets, with the risk of falling into the wrong hands and doing something about it.
Most people have realized that dependence on the government does nothing anywhere. The Ministry of the Interior will not interfere without the complaint of the child's parents, ignoring the fact that in most cases the parent or parent of the child brings these situations.
Numerous other solutions to this problem, such as non-governmental organizations, adoption and education; yet they receive little or no support. Non-governmental organizations empowered to work with children have no funding, but if they were able to provide adequate funding, these children would have to sleep overnight, not on the condition that they made enough money for the day. These children also have the chance to feel safe and develop properly; needs that their parents can not provide. In some cases these children are orphans, and since the adoption process in Lebanon is complex, they may always remain orphans for the rest of their miserable lives. Since only Christian institutions in Lebanon recognize adoption as a legal convention, it limits the possibility of a child's lover's home and vice versa. Finally, it is imperative to enforce compulsory education regardless of background, social class or income. Schools are teaching children's discipline and encouraging them to contribute positively to society rather than to being a criminal.
If we focus on these solutions, instead of avoiding problems, every child can have a chance of having a normal childhood,. However, if we continue to assert that these children do not exist or believe that nothing can do so, we will pay for the consequences of the future because we are not addressing this issue today
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