» 08/27/2005, 00.00
From thief to "foster father of 50,000 street children"
Catholic youth accompany abandoned children
Catholic youth of Hanoi and Saigon have formed a group that works in the social sector, helping especially children, especially vulnerable to the loss of traditional values and family crises.
09/02/2009 NORTH KOREA
For Pyongyang children are cheap labour
Except for those in the capital, minors are increasingly denied food and an education. NGOs call for a North Korea policy centred on human rights, not nuclear disarmament.
Mgr Prathan Sridarunsil counters forced conversion charges
Education and work to uplift street kids in Bangkok
Tens of thousands of abandoned children are forced to beg or get caught up in the sex trade, leading a life on the margins without rights or parental care. Catholic and other associations work to guarantee them a future. Education is the only tool for radical change, as former street kids turned teachers can testify.
A PIME missionary’s Christmas among Bangkok’s street children
Foster homes to help raise the children and protect then from the violence and temptations of the city, trying to maintain ties with their parents so they may come back and take on their responsibility. In the north, efforts are made to find land for the families of the Lahu tribe, who fled the Laos civil war of 1975.
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