Why do we allow minors to beg on our streets? why do we allow children who are supposed to be in school openly beg or hawk on the streets?
General School push out factors; such as
2.Rural urban migration
4.Early child marriages
5.Early parenting (teenage pregnancy)
6.peer pressure etc.
Ghana Education service and all paraded child rights International bodies must be more concerned about the above ‘gravious’ social cankers and not hairstyles
The increasing number of child beggars in the capital city in recent times is far overwhelming. As we drive or walk along our highways, children are seen with a parent, an adult or peers hooking passersby for money.
This is a giant abuse of the fundamental rights of children and obviously a clear indication that our child welfare institutions are defunct,
Why can’t child rights or social welfare bodies be fully equipped to be actively involved in salvaging innocent children from the dangerous streets ,fully accountable & authorized to enforce state laws to punish adults involved as deterrence and our Leadership committed to the cause of making child welfare policies prescribing long term provisions such as vocational, technical or Entrepreneurship skills empowerment to the most vulnerable victims in our societies ?
We must as a matter of urgency begin to pay in-depth attention to child growth & youth empowerment in this country regardless because the adults in our society are already psychologically traumatized due to the increasingly hard economic situations, the hustle for livelihood a dog race and the standard of parenting highly questionable. This earthly marathon for survival directly affects non but children. These affected children grow up poorly and the generational poverty cycle continues.
(Every child is a potential adult, every adult is an outdated child , children are the next generation, so childcare is the responsibility of every adult )