Last week an Our Sansar representative sat down with a few street children in an attempt to get an insight into the life of a child on the streets, unsurprisingly there was much reluctance to talk however there was one child who was prepared to share his story. For the purpose of this article he will be known as Bibek, his story reads like this:
After losing his parents at a young age Bibek tried to earn a living picking up plastic, iron and paper from dirty areas to sell on for a profit. However this did not provide enough income for Bibek to survive safely and he was left with no roof over his head. Further to this Bibek tried to beg for money, this fickle trade again did not provide anywhere near the income required for Bibek to get out of his predicament.
Bibek then moved to Simra where he managed to find employment in a hotel. However after being mistreated by the hotel manager Bibek returned to Birgunj and continued with his struggle for survival.
It is stories such as this which make us realise how crucial children’s homes, such as the one recently built by Our Sansar, are to the local children of Nepal. This home will provide young people, such as Bibek to take control of their own destinies and give them a chance to focus on their future and educate themselves rather than having to fight for survival on a day to day basis. With the opening of this home just around the corner we will keep you updated with the progress of children like Bibek.