Name- Fatema MehejabinId-170232Course- Language and CompositionDate- 14th December, 2017                                                Street children in BangladeshIn our Bangladesh most of the children live in the street because of their poverty whom we known as street children in our society. They are making bound to stay in the street because of their poverty. They have no living or sleeping place except for the street. They become deprive from their basic rights. They don’t get proper food, education, treatment, shelter facility what they need. They have to lead a miserable life what they actually don’t deserve. The condition of street children is very poor in our Bangladesh.There are a lot of street children in our country. Actually there is no specific statistics about the amount of street children. Infect it is not possible to count that huge number of street children. But it is estimated that there are more than 60, 0000 street children living in Bangladesh and almost 75% of them living in the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. There are a lot of reasons which make bound them to become street children. Not only poverty but also most of the parents are responsible for their miserable life. In our country most of the parents reject those children who are autistic. These parents don’t want to take any responsibility of their children. The other reason is that some respected peoples deny accepting their children who are outcome of their affair. Though this is not their children’s fault but despite they have to tolerate a lot of sufferings through their life.In our country most of the street children don’t get education facility. Even they don’t have any basic knowledge. We know education is the backbone for a nation. Without education no nation can progress in life. Even without education there is no future in life. But these street children are being deprived from the light of education. They don’t get any chance to go to school. For this reason they don’t have any idea about what is right and what is wrong for them. They have no any proper direction about the right way of their life. As a result they become easily affected with several unsocial activities which hamper the development of our country. Most of the children also become deprived from their medical facilities because of poverty. Every year many children affected by several diseases like malaria, typhoid, diarrhea, cholera etc. and died by lacking of proper treatment. Moreover they don’t get proper food and nutrition according to their physical demand. Statistics show that about 77.5% children can have three times their meal and other children take their meal only two times in a day. That’s why most of the street children don’t get their proper weight. Statistics show that about 65% children are under their actual weight. Furthermore many children usually take their bath in a daily basis and don’t wash their hands before taking their meal by which they easily become affected with various diseases.Many street children have to face a lot of struggle in their life in our country. They have to earn money to support their family. For the unemployment of parents, lower income often their family has to depend on their income. Approximately 20%-30% family depends on their children contribution. That’s why sometimes they do such kinds of work for money which is really very risk for their life like construction work. Some of them sell flowers, newspaper, toys, cigarette etc. in the road to common people. Some of them work as a maid in different house. Again some of them seek beg from people. In the reality as most of the street children do not have proper knowledge about the right thing because of the lack of education so they easily commit various crimes for example steal, hijacking, murder etc for want of money. Moreover some children expose themselves with very cruel situation like they do prostitution, eve teasing even sometimes they also become drug addicted. During childhood such crimes usually force them to be big criminal in their future life. And at last they become a big criminal in their future life. In the Bangladesh most of the people have very poor attitudes towards the street children. They don’t consider them as a human. They often behave very rude with them. Some people do physical torture on their maid if the maid makes any mistake. Sometimes the children oppressed by the police for living on the road. They often beat them, sometimes ask bribes from them. If the children deny giving them bribes then the police involve them with several false cases. Because of these inhumanity activities many children suffer trauma and physiological disorder very often. Children are the hope for our future. But our street children who have low position in our country. They are becoming deprived from their every facility which actually their rights as a human. We should provide them enough shelter, food, education, treatment facility what they actually deserve. If we can take necessary steps to reduce their sufferings then our country will able to improve its condition. Because it is impossible for any country to make development without a part its total population so if we can make sure the street children’s facility they will also be able to contribute in our economical sector. As a result our country will be able to establish itself as a rich and powerful country in the world.                                                                                       Work cited Science Journal of Public Health Md. AbdulHakim – Azizur Rahman Street children in Bangladesh: A life of uncertainty | The Independent     

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