Children of the street
Rob Thompson reports
Eduardo Drio,aged 16,does voluntary work with street children in his home city of Manila,the capital of the Philippines.
"There are over 100 million children in the world who live on the streets beacuse they have no home.I do voluntary work for an organisation which helps street children to get off the streets and to lead a normal life.
There is a big difference between street children and street-working children.Street-working children make money by selling sweets and things.Then they go home.But street children have no home.They live and work on the streets.They sleep on the pavement and in bus shelters.They beg,steal or sell things to make a living.
Here in Manila,our organisation found an area where there were lots of street children.We talked to about sixty of them and gave them food and first aid.Slowly they began to trust us and we persuaded them to come to our hostel to eat and sleep.Most of the kinds won't tell us about their backgrounds.But if they want to talk to us about their families and where they come from,we'll listen.
We've also started an education programme.If kids learn a trade,they'll have a chace of finding work.We want them to make something of their lives.
VA RUG TRADUCETIMIL REPEDE
PS:textul este preluat din manualul de limba engleza clasa a 6 a pagina 102.