VICTOR 14 YEARS OLD HE WANTS O BE A STAND UP COMIDIAN ,victor is an orphan from birth. He cries when I ask him about his family saying “I do not have any family, the other boys are my family” Victor continues “I do not know my parents and my grandmother raised me but now she is dead”. His relatives refused to raise him due to high poverty levels so he decided to turn to the streets. Victor loves going to school and on any given day Victor is seen standing outside a local school. He states “am very sad because nobody cares enough to take me to school yet am I human being I too deserve a chance at a better life. I do appreciate the mobile kitchen but I also wish to go to school on
Reasons for running away
Poverty is one of the main factors in children migrating to the cities and the streets. Many children run away to escape from extreme violence at the hands of parents and authority figures.
There is a universal desire for self-improvement through education in children living on the streets, and many leave home after being forced to work because their families cannot afford the cost of schooling
Dangers on the streets
The situation children find themselves in is often worse than the one they left. Rape and sexual violence are common experiences for many children on the streets of Tanzania and Kenya, and Boys are particularly at risk.
Food, clothing, shelter are hard to come by, and children resort to scavenging on rubbish dumps or being exploited and made to work.