They do not know any better than the streets they roam and live in. They are abused, trafficked, forced into a life of drugs and prostitution; they are made to do things no child should be exposed to. Yet, they are out of our sight. During the day they are busy surviving the many challenges thrown at them and at night they find shelter under a bridge or in the shadows of a run-down building. A homeless child with a connection to a powerful tent-owner is invited in, thus feeling safe from a slew of dangers lurking outside.
In an effort to raise money for a charity that helps homeless youth in North America, I got the chance to hear first-hand accounts of some deeply scarred but hopeful survivors of the mean streets.Octavia Nasr
Can we restore headlines to reflect real problems of our societies and move the terrorists down?Octavia Nasr