Letter to the Editor

Children assisting visually impaired increase

Dear editor,
THE number of children assisting visually impaired people on the streets seems to be rising.
These children guide the visually impaired people as they go about their business, including that of begging in the street.
This is exploitation of the children, who are denied an opportunity to go to school.
Some of the children them are in danger of being hurt or even killed, especially that roads are busy.
There’s certainly need for constant sensitisation and awareness campaigns by relevant stakeholders in order to eliminate this practice that robs children of their childhood and infringes on their rights.

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