Submitted by: Entwicklungshilfeclub
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Day Center for Kids on the Street
Because of economic problems of the country, for a long time depleted farmers and jobless pit workers were driven to the capital of Bolivia in order to get work. Many parents do not have the time or the funds to support their children, who spent most of the day as well as part of the night in the streets. For small jobs they get cigarettes with addictive substances and therefore most of the kids become criminals. In the 90s committed social workers founded a centre for such kids to give them a refuge and to guide their lives in a positive direction.