Yesterday I visited the Christina Noble Children's Foundation- a charity that I have been raising money for - it was a very sobering experience, meeting some of the children they help and hearing about what some of them have been through, there seems to be quite a bit of child abandonment here - one boy was put on a train and his Dad jumped off again leaving him on it alone heading to UB, a lot of the children have been abused in one form or another.
The charity runs a ger (yurt) village for kids who are abandoned or orphaned and they also work with the street kids who live underground in the pipework system during the winter when the temperature can be -40 degrees centigrade for days on end.They use the manholes to gain access and only come out for a few hours during the day to beg and try to get food.Posted by tiffanycoates at September 29, 2009 09:51 AM GMT
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