The Special children

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Statistics, estimates … may help us to better orient ourselves, but they can also confuse and disorient.

There are about 450 thousand street children who live on the streets of Nairobi. This is just a number without face and history.
Peter, Anne and Samuel are going to school. Their life, their school were the street. It did not matter what age they had as they strolled through the streets covered with mud at Ghidurai44, violent artery to Nairobi. Anne was survived thanks to the glue that inhaled and abstinence has been fierce.
Peter and Samuel, were men of seven years; knew defend themselves with their abs and their fists. Now I can call them kids …
Here they are call Cokùra, Chokora, Streetboy … we prefer Special Child. In fact, these children are special, they have a gift a power, them can change people. Many volunteers have gone from these parts, each with a different life experience and often bulky. The Specials have changed the lives of these people by showing the best alternative.
Brian, Anthony, Julius, Samoa … are considered to be waste, empty bottles. Their families, forces order, whites moguls  use them, abuse and exploit them. Why?

We don’t will never know exactly. Some talk of cultural factors, those of ignorance, those who prefer to watch on the social system and the multinationals …

Brian why are you in the street?” – “I lost my bicycle.”
Brian maybe he’s right, a bicycle can cost much if you can not manage it.
If you are orphans, alone or with a mother forced to sell herself to a handful of flour, the road is the only alternative. Ghidurai44 is dangerous, prostitutes pulling men weak by alcohol, the boys would steal everything that goes by side and surrounding buildings seem funerary monuments.

How to survive, ‘Balotelli’, one of our would say with glue. ‘Mafia’ would support the group … Their are improper names, nicknames, masks.
The group needs for survival, the group is a family in full rule. The glue dear ‘Balotelli’ we should defeat it.
Moses and Khiare sell plastic, copper and iron. With the money that gather they can go to the movies.
The cinema … a room like a storeroom with an old TV and a DVD player; 20 cents cost of the evening.

The statistics do not yet necessary here, we are a small organization “Africa Chiama” which seeks to give an education to the group of Ghidurai44.
Nicolas has entered our center for latest last Monday, he was sick, did not eat, forehead and shoulder blades were hot … Nicolas had withdrawal symptoms, Nicolas playing with a broken computer in the middle of the waste, Nicolas is just a child , a special child.

written by Gianluca Uda
Ghidurai44, Nairobi, Kenya

If you want to help and support the project street children can visit or buy the photo book Lamiere


Una Risposta to “The Special children”

  1. children 11 febbraio 2014 a 00:54 #

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