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Street children

Updated May 18, 2017 07:02am


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WE are students of Grade V-C of Beaconhouse School System. We study under the International Baccalaureate education system which encourages inquiry towards issues that affect our society.

In our latest unit we are studying about street children and we have learnt that 24 per cent of Pakistan’s population lives below the poverty line. The country’s largest city and financial capital, Karachi, alone has millions of underprivileged children who suffer from various problems.

These children sleep on streets where they are not safe. They do not know the difference between good and bad because they have no education.

Through this letter we request the Sindh chief minister to provide shelter and food to these kids. They should also receive a good education and be provided with healthcare by the state.

Grade V-C students
BSS Clifton Campus

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2017


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Rizwan May 18, 2017 12:08pm

I agree absolutely.

TR May 18, 2017 01:45pm

Thanks to Grade V-C Students from BSS for their good work and suggestion. Hopefully your efforts will help these children.

Abdul zaher May 18, 2017 02:09pm

Appreciated. Sind government should pay heed above mentioned problem and provide basic facilities to the street children.

Alba May 18, 2017 08:39pm

The children sleeping on the streets are from broken homes. Many are told by their mothers or parents that they can no longer support them. No doubt Pakistan lacks orphanages.