Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, November 18th, 2018

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Homeless Children Striving to Make a Living

Dear Editor,

Any given day in the towns and cities of Afghanistan, tens of thousands of children head to the streets to beg and hawk sundries, even during this hot weather. These street kids, who earn on average less than 100 a day, are often the only means of support for their families. And their numbers are growing day by day. These children are economically forced due to demostic problems and lack of a bread winner in the family to turn to the streets and beg in order to feed their family. They are deprived from schools and they are completely out of education, which can guarantee their lives and careers.

Every where one can see the small kids are covering all the legal and illegal activities in Kabul city. In this hot weather, they for the whole day cleaning the cars and collecting plastics from the garbages and asking for khairat, without proper cloths, boots and begging in a hungry stomach for the whole day. They rap on the windows of the cars stopped at traffic jams, demanding the occupants buy chewing gum, and some cleaning the cars for one or two Afghanis.

Of course, they are the children whose fathers sacrificed their lives to death during the war to fight Taliban, to fight for justice, proper rights not for anything else, just for us and safe this country. But today nobody, even the government isn't ready to make a proper plane for these child beggars who are in touchy conditions. It is the sole responsibility of the government to do something for their future.

Best Regards
Shafkat Ali
Pul-e- Surkh, Kabul