Government starts removing street kids

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Government has embarked on a program of removing street children from the streets and reunite them with their families.

Ndola District Child Protection Committee Coordinator Esther Chimimba disclosed to ZANIS in Ndola that 48 street children have since being withdrawn from the streets.

Ms Chimimba said 38 of the street kids had been reunited with their families while the remaining 10 had proved to be homeless.

Recently, Minister of Sports, Youth and Child Development Moses Mawere held talks with some parents where he disclosed that his Ministry would train and empower parents of street children with entrepreneurships kills.

Mr Mawere said the training would help the parents fend for their families and stop them from sending children on the streets to sell different items or beg for money.

Ms Chimimba observed that most children go to the streets in search of fast money adding that the committee would offer training to parents on how to be innovative, save and invest their profits.

She further explained that those that will manage to grow and sustain their businesses would be given extra finance to motivate them into growing their business.

Ms Chimimba stated that the project will be rolled out to other parts of the country soon.

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    • As long as those families do not have food to feed their children, and as government, if you do not give those kids what you are promising them, they will slip back on to the streets.

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    • 1.1 My friend took in one street kid with a view to put him in school. He traced the parents in Luangwa township and sort their permission. The parents refused saying the boy was their breadwinner. He tried to assure them that he’ll look after them but they still refused.

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  1. As long those families do not have food to feed their children, and as government if you do not give them what you are promising them, those children will slip back on to the streets.

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  2. No mention on how these children will be supported and monitored, only talks about the parents who might not even welcome these kids back home. The kids will require gentle rehabilitation back into their families and school. They will only get back to the streets if they have no basic provisions such food, love and school.

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  3. Positive news. It was heart breaking seeing these kids on the street begging for money I’m glad the government is doing something. Those kids need saving.

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  4. I HAVE SOMETIMES ASKED SOME STREET KIDS WHY THEY ARE ON THE STREETS AND ONE COMMON ANSWER I GET IS: “I AM AN OFTEN AND DDDDDDDDDDDDDDMY GRANDMOTHER CANNOT MANAGE TO LOOK AFTER ME2
    SO BWANA MINISTER, USE THOSE FUNDS WHICH ARE OFTEN TOUTED IN BUDGET SPEECHES “FOR THE VULNERABLE” AND LOOK AFTER THE ORPHANS IN DESIGNATED DECENT DWELLINGS.

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    • Unfortunately the money that is allocated in the budget will end up adding to the 24 million of STOLEN taxpayers cash already in the corrupt Lungus bank account!

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  5. I HAVE SOMETIMES ASKED SOME STREET KIDS WHY THEY ARE ON THE STREETS AND ONE COMMON ANSWER I GET IS: “I AM AN OFTEN AND MY GRANDMOTHER CANNOT MANAGE TO LOOK AFTER ME”
    SO BWANA MINISTER, USE THOSE FUNDS WHICH ARE OFTEN TOUTED IN BUDGET SPEECHES “FOR THE VULNERABLE” AND LOOK AFTER THE ORPHANS IN DESIGNATED DECENT DWELLINGS

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  6. @Tonne of Bricks, #1.1, then go give the families money yourself! You have better ideas! Party of negativity!

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