Saturday, October 2, 2010

This 10/10/10 street children in Pakistan will have a voice for the world


World call them street children.. they are neglected, they are exploited...

However for us, they are the same children, like those who enjoy their beautiful lives with their parents and friends....

When temperature reaches 54 degree C in Mohenjo Daro (Pakistan) this summer...

When massive flooding hit Pakistan and affect more than 21 million population this monsoon...

When 50% being affected from this flooding are the children...

Then who is going to ask and know how these children and their families will survive and celebrate life...

Nobody knows how poverty and climate change hit their lives and multiply their hardships... they are most vulnerable... but they are also the agents of change. And this is what they are going to show this 10/10/10 to the world.

This 10/10/10 World Vision Pakistan (WVP) will join hands with the 350 to celebrate Global Work Party in Rawalpindi, Pakistan by engaging the most vulnerable street children to create mass awareness on climate change and advocate with the world to seek its solutions.

On 10/10/10, the most vulnerable street children from the Pakistan community, with whom WV is working to empower them as agents of change, will inform the world about the increasing impacts of Climate Change on our people, specially on children and will demand for a strong action.

WVP, along with 350 will mark 10/10/10 as a full day celebration for Global Work Party by engaging the street children in Pakistan. WVP work with the children at risk and provides them different capacity building, health, education and recreational facilities in its Drop In Center (DIC) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan with the participation of their parents and care givers and mainstream them into development process.


On 10/10/10 these street children will perform different awareness raising and recreational activities on climate change like role plays, tablue along with the special children of minorities group, display of key messages and banners, paintings and exhibition of different crafts made of re-use and recycled material by the street children. These children will also participate in the event where the employees of the city district government Rawalpindi and the members of WVP’ Community Support Groups will organize cleanliness of a garbage dumping point in the Rawalpindi city.


WVP and 350 believe that on 10/10/10, these most vulnerable street children of Pakistan will play a role of champions in creating mass awareness on climate change. This day, the street children from WVP’ DIC will give a very strong message to the world for taking firm actions and protect the lives of vulnerable children and their families from the worse impacts of climate change.

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