One Simple Thing to Do on the International Day for Street Children
Around the world there are countless children who call the streets their home. In Jakarta alone, the figures vary depending on who you listen to. In 1999 it was reported that there were 20 000 in Jakarta. The Social Services Ministry estimate 4 000 street kids in 2011 but the National Commission for Child Protection said 8 000. There are estimates that say it is more like 12 000.
In reality, you won’t get an accurate figure. It’s not like you can reliably count moving objects when you don’t know where to find them all.