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Amastreetkid, The I CARE Blog, about "giving street kids a future"

Amastreetkid, The I CARE Blog, about "giving street kids a future"

Blogging about I Care, a Non-Profit Organization giving street children a future, a chance to become an effective member of society and to remove them from the influences of crime. Our process involves Awareness, Outreach, Rehabilitation, Housing, Education and Skills Development.

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A Non-Profit Organization giving street children a future and a chance to become an effective member of society and to remove them from the influences of crime. Our process involves Awareness, Outreach, Rehabilitation, Housing, Education and Skills Development.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Last week the Durban Daily News published a follow up article to ‘giving money to beggars and/or vendors is breaking the law ‘by stating that upon investigation they had discovered that some mothers were drug mules.

Although there is a new trend where fictitious children are being carried around with adults while they beg or distribute drugs we at I Care are still focused on the well being of the children on the street. We have full confidence that the municipality will execute its prosecution drive, which will help alleviate the amount of mothers with children on busy intersections.

Denise Cochrane, co-founder and trustee for I Care, followed up by saying that “by giving money to beggars the public is not only supporting their addiction to glue and other substances, but they are also increasing their vulnerability to abuse by older children, adults and drug dealers, and they are making our Outreach Team’s task that much harder”.

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