Everybody has some ideas about the street children of Bangladesh. Every child is lucky enough those who live in a good home and received a good education from his family but many children of our country those have no such opportunity. Street children of Dhaka city lead very measurable life and the real picture of these street children is very pathetic. The rate of street children is increasing day by day. They have no particular living or sleeping place they sleep on the street. They are being depriving from food, education, shelter and other kinds of opportunity. Some of them don't have any income source. Sometimes they beg on the street they can do any kinds of bad job instead of money. The street children are also known as “Toaki”, “Pissi” etc. In recent years it has become a tremendous social problem in our country. UNICEF defines street children as, “those who are of the street and on the street.” In this study, the term street children refers to those children of 5 to 15 years of age who earn their living on the city streets and stay there for most of the day. The major problems of street children are: Insecure life, physical and sexual abuse by adults of the immediate community, harassment by law enforcing agencies, inadequate, access to educational institutions and healthcare facilities. They cannot imagine how wills their next morning. The socio economic condition of street children is very bad. Thesis Statement:
Our main target is to describe about the socio economical condition of street children and create consciousness among the all classes’ people about street children.
Who are street children?
Street children are a term used to refer to children who live on the streets of a city, deprived of family care and protection. Most children on the streets are between the ages of about 5 and 17 years old, and their population between different cities is varied. Street children live in junk boxes, parks or on the street itself. Street children are a diverse group. The meaning of the term “street children” is widely debated. But at the center of each definition are children who are out of place. They are sleeping on the streets because they have lost or left their families and homes. They spend their days working on the streets, they have abandoned or been abandoned by, the system of education. They are playing in the streets; this is most likely because they lack other options. Over View of Bangladesh:
Bangladesh has a growing economy about 40% of our people are below poverty line. Government statistics, based on a survey by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, estimated the number of street children in Bangladesh to be around 380,000 of whom 55% are in Dhaka city. A little less than half of them (49.2%) are of the age group < 10 years, while the remaining falls in the age group of 11-19 years. Their gender composition is as follows: boys 74.3%, while girls account for 25.7%. The above report estimates that by 2014 the number of such children would exceed 930,000. Social Condition:
Social condition refers that a person or groups of people in the society which class belong. Street children in our society belong in lower class. In the society they have no respect no value they are living in the society like scrap. We have huge number of street children this huge number are depriving from all kinds of facility and this huge number of children cannot attend any kinds of social work. The general people look them over worst eye. People think these children have no right in society they are not part of society. Most of the general don’t think why they are street children what causes behind this situation are. Social condition refers the social status, political value, education, help from society, and help from Government and may kinds of NGO etc. Social status:
Social status means a person or groups of people which class belong in the...