Philippines

 

SIDEWALK SURVIVAL ON THE STREETS
One of the most heart-melting scenes I witness takes place on a busy street corner in Manila about 14 years ago. A partially clad boy and girl and one totally nude girl are standing there in broad daylight with no one to care for them. The older boy is probably 8, the older girl is probably 6 and the nude girl is about 3 or 4 years old.
It appears that they are trying to stay close together on the sidewalk. Street kids instinctively know there is strength in numbers. Sticking together is a key to survival on the streets. They look tired and dazed. Their eyes seem not to recognize anything around them. I look to see if they are being managed to beg for money but they are all alone.
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SIDEWALK SURVIVAL ON THE STREETS

Dean Tinney

One of the most heart-melting scenes I have ever witnessed took place on a busy street corner in Manila about 14 years ago. A partially clad boy and girl and one totally nude girl were standing there in broad daylight with no one to care for them. The older boy was probably 8, the older girl was probably 6 and the nude girl was about 3 or 4 years old.

It appears that they were trying to stay close together on the sidewalk. Street kids instinctively know there is strength in numbers. Sticking together is a key to survival on the streets. They looked tired and dazed. Their eyes seemed not to recognize anything around them. I looked to see if they were being managed to beg for money but they were all alone.

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