THE PROBLEM OF STREET CHILDREN: CASE STUDY OF SARGODHA CITY
Sadia Rafi, Mumtaz Ali, Muhammad Amir Aslam

Abstract
Children who live and work on the streets or work in commercial situations at a young age, are subjected to gross injustice and are frequently neglected by national law, despite the fact that our own country has signed and ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 45.4% respondents are 4-11 years and 54.5% are 12-18 years old. 13.6% respondents families are less than 5 members, 79% respondents are 5 to 11 and 4.5 are 12 and above family size. 85.4% respondents are migrants and 14.5 are local. 10% respondents live at home and 90% live on streets. 20.9% respondents attended school and 79% are not. 88.18% respondents are happy more on streets than their home while 11.81% respondents are not happy on the streets. 11.8% respondents wanted to give up drugs, 20.9% want to do work, 17.2% want to start their own business, 11.8% wants to do nothing, 10% don’t know what to do, 1.8% wants to help children 17.2% wants to get education and 9.0% wanted to become group leader of their group.

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