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Boys On The Street

#Reflection 

I was in a MOVING traffic, yesterday when two women ordered for bottles of water from a street  boy. Initially, I wasn't bothered, but not until...I saw the much effort of the boy, trying to catch up with fast moving vehicle. He ran so hard, but could not catch up and yet he wouldn't give up...on the express way!!!! (Just before the 3rd mainland bridge). When I couldn't hold it anymore, I had to wave him back, almost screaming. 

This morning, passing through Oshodi expressway lies a boy DEAD already and his bowl of commodities (bottled water, la casera, coke etc) were placed by his side. it's sad.

Now, the question is when are we putting an end to Trade In Traffics? I understand that the Lagos State Government has made some efforts, what if this is re-enforced?? What if the Government/NGOs come up with some empowerment schemes for these young people and street boys? What if there's a paradigm shift for these young people?. What if...what if...  I am just thinking, WHAT IF?  Those boys are empowered, equipped, enrolled in schools, TVET? What if it's our collective responsibility. #ThinkStreetBoys #ThinkEmpowerment #ThinkEducation.

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Maybe, for lack of hospital in the community.
Maybe, for lack of adequate knowledge.
The parent resolved into spiritual intervention.
It must be a spiritual attack.
Mary couldn't move again.
Yesterday, Mary died in the church.
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Today, I crrrriiieeed. Still tear-dropping.
I weep because we just lost a friend .
one of our coolest friends.
I weep for what ignorance could bring.

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We would Be On Classic FM today, Please, Listen Up.

Dear Friends,Today, we would be on "Amazons on Radio" show on Classic FM Radio. And, we invite you to kindly tune in by 4:00pm to listen to us, as we shall be discussing Out of School Children.Once again, we wish to thank everyone of you for being there. Thank you for your thoughtfulnesskind wishes, prayers, donations and huge support to the cause of children from extremely low income earning families. Thank you very much. God Bless.Our Best Wishes!
SSI Team
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