International Day for Street Children
April 12 was declared as the International Day for Street Children. The aim is to bring attention to the plight of kids living on the streets.
Street children have practically become a fixture particularly in chaotic urban landscapes. In the Philippines for instance, we see them selling flowers, rags and whatnot on the sidewalk, knocking on car windows to beg, sleeping on the pavement at night with only a cardboard for cover.
They are everywhere and yet they are invisible. And so a specific day had to be marked for them in the hope that we would take notice of an injustice that’s right in front of us.