Praia, May 28 (Inforpress) – The Cabo Verdean Institute of Children and Adolescents (ICCA) defends the parents and guardians responsibility for leaving minor children on the street asking for money.
The position is from the president of the ICCA, Maria do Livramento Silva, in a statement to Inforpress, this Thursday, when asked on the increase of children and adolescents in the streets of the nation’s capital, in front of shopping centers and cafes asking for money.
In view of this finding, the person responsible said that a campaign is planned for June to persuade children and families to review this “status”. “We think that today, more than ever, there is a greater need for a law which penalises parents and guardians about their child’s responsibilities,” she said.
Speaking on family members, the biggest responsible for the existence of children on the street, according to Maria do Livramento Silva, this situation may be due to the fact that in recent times, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some families have lost work, so the children return to the street.
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