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Apostolate

Street child project.

Apostolate Type: Other
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Children turn to the streets for many reasons often due to the death of one or more parents, poverty, a difficult and often violent home situation, ignorance driven by tradition and culture. Many street children have been severely traumatized, either before they come to the streets, or whilst they adapt to a life of survival and poverty. Their life is made even more difficult by the street gangs who force street children into violence. Successful intervention to improve the quality of the street children's lives is often counteracted by forces like these street gangs, or by economic problems. In our services to street children, we offer the street children, food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, empowerment and employment, and try to reconcile them back to their families.