Street kids who had been placed in safe houses in Mt Hampden, Ruwa Rehabilitation Center and Jamaica Inn For Rural Women for the duration of the lockdown have reportedly escaped and they are back on the streets begging, The Herald reports.
The publication spoke to some of the kids who had were accommodated at Mt Hampden, Ruwa Rehabilitation Centre and Jamaica Inn Training Centre for Rural Women and this is what they said to the publication:
I feel I’m better off in the streets where I can make a little money to buy myself food. Besides, we are not sure what Government plans to do with us once the lockdown period is done. Maybe they intend to send us back to the very homes that we escaped from
The food rations we were getting at the safe houses were too little. It’s better when we fend for ourselves out here in the streets. I want to be a motor mechanic and be able to fend for my family. My wish is for us to be given such skills at these safe houses.
The government has said it is working on re-orienting homeless children.
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