Lists of homeless people, lists of disappeared, lists of the dead.
It is in this way that the international aid is being distributed -
through innumerable lists.
The Red Cross, the police and international support agencies all
of them working with lists and boards.
But in non-of these lists appear the names of street children.
They don't have a house, or a family that can inform that they
have disappeared, they don't appear in any list. Once again they
are forgotten by everyone. There is no help.
Amidst this solidarity more than 1,300 street children in
Tegucigalpa receive a hard piece of bread, a small present or
are contracted to help clean the streets. Now they can sleep
soundly in the street because with this curfew no one will bother
them and the police haven't been in the streets much lately. But
this won't last…………
Soon we will se the return of where these children
are seen as . When there is no longer any help
and the compassion has ended, once again the social cleansing
will begin and this time they won't be cleaning up mud………
We always harvest what we sow. Now is the moment to make a
difference to the street children. Perhaps now while society
appreciates what its like to be a street child. We are without a
house. We are hungry. And we are afraid, this is the daily diet of
street children. The majority can, however, little by little
reconstruct their lives with the help of the world. And what
about the street children?
In Casa Alianza we have a list for children. The truth is
that we have two. The other is for street children who are no
longer alive. Who knows if they are alive or dead. Society won't
miss them, but we are in mourning.
They say that Mitch was an act of God. But the God of these
street children wouldn't want them to suffer this much.
Casa Alianza, a BOES.ORG Partner, received the prestigious Olof Palme Award 1997