There is a silent crisis taking place around the world. It is the crisis of the millions of missing children that no-one is looking for.
In thousands of cities in hundreds of countries there are children living in abject poverty on the streets. With no family to care for them, these children face a daily battle for survival and are vulnerable to exploitation and physical, psychological and sexual abuse. The constant perils of the streets force them to grow up too fast, with no chance to play, laugh, love and just be children.
Robbed of their innocence and their childhoods, they desperately need your help.
Penny Appeal is setting up Rescue Centres in places including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Senegal to get vulnerable children out of danger, fast.
With many children severely traumatised and distrusting of adults, our Outreach Workers first establish a friendship with them and gain their trust. Once at the Centre, they will receive food, clean clothes, medical treatment, schooling, counselling, and a safe place to stay.
Out of immediate danger, we then arrange the best care for them long-term. Where possible, we reunite children with their families, continuing to support them with food and education so they won’t be forced back into work. Where this isn’t possible, we arrange for a permanent guardian to care for them as a parent would.
Donate now and give children back their childhoods.
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