I DON’T NEED MONEY: the story of Godswill
“I don’t need money, I just want leave this market to where I will be safeThese were the words of Godswill
On this very day, our Director of Child Development who had visited a village when he came across Godswill and offered him some money for food to last him for days. Unlike other street children, Godswill’s response was heartbreaking and surprising.
He has been on the street for years, surviving from refuse dump sites, rotten foods from the open market and the little he could beg for.
Godswill had been accused by his family to be a witch and responsible for all ill lucks and hardships the family faced. As a result, he was thrown away from home.
In open market places, motor parks and other public places, you hardly pass by without seeing children wondering around, begging to eat.
Many of these children have homes, parents and relatives out there, seeing them everyday suffering without help, shelter, food etc, having not human pity. Its even become so normal that parents see their kids they threw out of the home all alone on the street begging to eat, without having any emotional attachment to him or her.
Godswill’s case wasn’t different.