Saturday, June 21, 2008
Child Abuse 2
In Nigeria there are several types of begging imbibed in the societal cultures..like the case of the Alamajeris.Very Popular in the Northern Parts of Nigeria.These children from age 3 and above don't go to school all their parents do is to push them to the streets to cater for themselves.They send them off begging with plastic bowls for food,money,clothing etc.
One of my friends recounted his experience with them on a visit to the northern part of Nigeria having come from the eastern part of the country.
He entered a restaurant and ordered for a meal.When they brought the meal the waitress didn't accompany it with water.As he was famished he quickly walked tot he counter to request for water.
At the speed of lightning the Alamajeris about 10 of them surrounded his meal and devoured it.A bit of a culture shock I must say.
These Alamajeris end up becoming violent adults because of the poor upbringing.
On our streets in the major cities another profile for child abuse are the disabled people in soociety.They send out their young children on the streets to beg on their behalf.This is so unbecoming.we must put an end to this madness.
Mad People are also left on the streets and must of them are impregnated by members of the society.When they give birth to their children they are also left out in the open with no care in sight.
We must find creative ways to reduce this inhumanity to the young children of our generation.
Suggestions and Comments are welcome.