By G.K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl
This short experiences the phenomenon of highway youngsters in towns in Peru. It seems to be at many of the conceptual concerns and, after analysing why youngsters are on the street and what behaviour and which aspirations they express, offers with the coverage concerns and classes to be discovered. This short investigates while and why the transition from young ones in the street (street-working childrens) to teenagers of the road (street residing teenagers) happens and elucidates how they live to tell the tale. It explains the fluidity and the hazards fascinated with any form of baby highway life.
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But friendships on the street can be threatening also, as Jherson suggested. Arguments and fights, mostly related to girlfriends, money or drugs, are common. Being part of a street group thus seems a necessity, but children can clearly identify its negative sides. They mentioned that their friends sometimes maltreat them, steal their money or have a bad influence on them. Peer pressure is high and is an important aspect that makes it difficult for children to leave street life. Children who have the desire to enter a children’s home are sometimes stopped by their friends.
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Even more importantly, as a marker between the two groups, when asked which place street-working children prefer to frequent, most street-working children mentioned their parent’s house (34 % in Lima and 26 % in Cusco), the street (32 % in Lima and 29 % in Cusco) and their school (25 % in Lima and 37 % in Cusco). Very few street-living children mentioned their parent’s house or school as their favourite places, probably due to the family problems they have experienced in the past. The working children were asked about the reasons for their involvement in street work.
Child Street Life: An Inside View of Hazards and Expectations of Street Children in Peru by G.K. Lieten, Talinay Strehl