Struggling to Earn Before Education

by Hasarel Gallage

While there are an uncountable organizations and movements engaged in the projection of the rights of children, in Koralai Patru North division in Vakarei children are robbed of their freedom and childhood. These children are victims of many social issues from drop outs from schooling to early marriages. Most children also engage in selling seasonal fruits to earn money to supplement domestic economy. Discussions are ongoing as to how this unfortunate situation can be prevented, yet little seems to have been done for the justice of these children.

Kahlideen Faisdeen, a young mobile storyteller trained under the "Mobile Storytelling" program launched by SDJF in collaboration with iVoice and Neelan Thiruchelvam Trust (NTT) wants the authorities to look into this matter and do the justice to the community.