Street Kids Wield The Brush To Spread Message Against Drug Abuse, Child Labourby The Daily Eye Team June 29 2016, 10:22 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 37 secs
It is not every day that a nine-year-old speaks about how humiliating it is to see her drug-addict mother suffer the consequences of her habit.
“My parents are both drug addicts. My father has recently been shifted to a rehabilitation centre but my mother is still into drugs. It is humiliating to see her suffering,” says Kumkum who used to live in a slum in Nizamuddin. Now she lives in a shelter run by an NGO in the same area. The threats that social evils pose for young, impressionable minds are many. That they are more so for street children is clear from the vivid descriptions they provide about the ills that they are so freely exposed to.