We will be taking part in the Muslim Charity Run this year, where a group of us will be running along with other charities to help raise money for our 'Street Children' campaign.
Street children are generally reluctant to be ‘rescued’. They develop deep abandonment and distrust with adults and after a time consider the streets their real homes. The notion of being rescued, regimented, and loved is considered alien and distant. Children as young as 8 years old talk about the responsibility of marrying off their sisters and supporting their families.
Children are forced to become adults both mentally and physically. They are often subject to the most horrific violence and sexual abuse and even at that point they are still reluctant to be rescued from the streets. In general terms there are 4 categories of street children.
– Abandoned Street Children
– Sold Children to brothels or into child labour
– Lost Children
– Children living on the streets but have family
Our intervention works across all 4 narratives providing specialist support and care. Our rescue model works with a system that we have developed over a number of years as well as partnering with specialist organisations around drug abuse, sexual violence and providing a permanent home.
If you'd like to take part in the run to help us raise vital funds for this much needed cause, get in touch now.
It'll be a great day out for all the family, so why not come along to support all the great charities taking part.