Our outreach team need time and that means sustained funding
A child never just ‘walks away’ from a life on the streets. The traumatic experience of repeatedly being exposed to unimaginable physical, sexual and psychological violence is carried with them for a long time to come as well as enduring the physical effects of going without adequate food and shelter for so long.
We can get them to safety but the nightmare won’t be over.
“I’m Alex (that’s me in the middle) and I work in El Salvador. In my experience, the longer a child has been on the streets, the longer it takes to create trust. This is often because they’ve been attacked and abused throughout their young lives. It is essential that we are there to support them through all of this.
I arrange talks for adolescents and teenagers around ‘useful skills for life’ and carry out workshops on rights, values and responsibilities for street children and young people. I’m also really proud of the prevention work we’re doing – to stop children from going to the streets in the first place.”
Alex is working to help children escape a life on the streets.
Will you stand with him?
My dream is that one day, I won’t have to come to work because there won’t be any more children on the streets. Alex
Monthly donations are vitally important and allow us plan ahead.