“PROJECT LOVE” to help Save the Street Kids. There are an estimated 50,000 street children in Cairo alone

“Project LOVE”  to help the Street children of Egypt, FIJI Island and PNG . Founded by CEO Nilesh Nair.  GES donates USD3Million and invites other International Organisation to help fight the war or young and innocent, discarded like unwanted pets on the busy street of Cairo.

Street kids in Egypt will touch your hearts. On the Birthday of Co-Founder Mr Nair, “Project LOVE”  commences….

One of the untold stories of Egypt’s popular revolution is the plight of homeless children caught up in the unrest. As the country adjusted to a new political reality during the protests, Cairo’s estimated 50,000 street children also found that the rules of the game had changed.

The drop-in centres that they rely on for food, clean water and shelter were, like nearly everything else in Egypt, mostly closed. With nothing to eat and nowhere to go, the children were drawn to the festival atmosphere of Tahrir Square, attracted by the prospect of a free meal and the chance of being part of something exciting.

Instead, they found themselves part of something very different. When violence erupted, the homeless children had nowhere to seek refuge and many were caught up in the clashes between rival political factions. Save the Children has confirmed the death of at least one child – a 16-year-old boy called Ismail – and knows of others who were wounded.

But you will not find Ismail’s face staring out of the martyr posters that commemorate the revolution’s fallen. He died as he lived, in the shadows, there but not there, shot dead by an unknown gunman for an unknown reason, another anonymous statistic of Egypt’s lost generation of street children. More than two weeks after his death, his body still lies unclaimed in a hospital morgue.

It does not have to be this way. There is now an opportunity to make small changes that would greatly improve the situation for Egypt’s homeless children. One of the major challenges they face is that they often lack the identity documents that are a passport to basic services such as healthcare and education.

Without them, their already precarious situation is made more serious still. One of the street children who was shot in the protests was turned away from the first hospital her friends carried her to, and was only treated at the second when she looked close to death.

 

 

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/02/20112197542311721.html

http://eau.sagepub.com/content/10/1/201.full.pdf