KUMASI STREET CHILDREN

Homeless street children sleep in their headpans under a bridge Thursday, August 9 in downtown Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Almost all street children in the city of Kumasi migrated from the poor Northern Region in the hope that they would be able to earn money easily in the city and then return home with their earnings. In reality, the children end up working long hours carrying heavy items on their heads and have difficulty finding safe shelter and food. An alarming number of these children are not able to earn enough money to survive and turn to drug peddling and child prostitution.

Homeless street children sleep in their headpans under a bridge Thursday, August 9 in downtown Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Almost all street children in the city of Kumasi migrated from the poor Northern Region in the hope that they would be able to earn money easily in the city and then return home with their earnings. In reality, the children end up working long hours carrying heavy items on their heads and have difficulty finding safe shelter and food. An alarming number of these children are not able to earn enough money to survive and turn to drug peddling and child prostitution.

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