Kasahun (5 years old) is the youngest of our pupils. We often see very young children on the streets with their mothers or older siblings. Kasahun, on the other hand, spent time on the street with his friends.
His parents are very young, and they don’t have permanent employment. Recently, another child was born to them. Kasahun’s father is constantly searching for new opportunities to earn a living. Since he lacks education, experience, and professional skills, he usually undertakes hard, physical labor, e.g. construction work, unloading some materials, etc. Kasahun’s mother does not even have an opportunity to work as she is busy taking care of their youngest child.
For these very reasons, Kasahun, despite his very young age, was very often left on his own. That is why we decided to admit him to the center for some time and, in a meanwhile, to help his family find a source of steady income.