Finally after more than two weeks of no exercise, I get back to my daily routine of jogging at 5:30am at the New Government Center. And for the comeback, I was greeted by two disheveled boys, aged around five or six years old if I may guess, sleeping on the side of the road. They were sleeping on the hard and rough pavement in fetal position because I guess they were cold. They had no mats, no pillows, no blankets. Just two little bodies in dirty clothes and dirty feet. I also noticed they had a plastic bag beside them of I don’t know what. And as I ran past them, I felt like I was going to cry. These little boys. I can’t help to think where their parents are, why they are left alone or if they even have a home. And just my luck, I did not bring any money to even buy them a hot meal.
I am appealing to our local government, these children roam where you go to office. They are very visible in the premises and I am praying you do something about this situation. They need your attention, our attention. They are constantly exposed to a lot of danger besides uncontrollable weather, from petty crimes to substance abuse, just so they could survive a day. These abandoned, helpless children are malnourished and uneducated. And just like every other member of our community, they too have the right to food, shelter and education. We need to get them off the streets and put back even just a little bit of hope into these kids’ despairing fates.
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