Calabar Street Boys Share their Plights as They Fend for Themselves with Menial Jobs

Calabar Street Boys Share their Plights as They Fend for Themselves with Menial Jobs

- Two young boys in Calabar who live on the streets have shared their horrible experiences

- One of the boys identified as Uduak said his grandmother subjected him to house chores and he had to run away from home

- According to Uduak, his parents are in Port Harcourt while he is fending for himself on the streets

Pay Attention: Legit.ng is on a mission to support vulnerable children of Calabar – join the initiative on Patreon, let’s change more lives together!

A young boy in Calabar identified as Uduak has narrated how he ran away from his grandmother's house over the chores he was subjected to.

Speaking with Legit TV, Uduak said despite being hardworking at home, he was not appreciated by his grandmother.

According to Uduak who now lives on the streets, his parents are in Port Harcourt while he roams the streets of Calabar.

Read also

13-year-old Calabar street boy finally gets sponsor for education after Legit.ng discovered him, gets gifts

The young boy said he would like to go back to school, adding that he would like to be an electrician in the future.

Another young boy named David lives on the streets just like Uduak. David said he doesn't have a mother and doesn't know his father.

I don't have a mother, I don't know my father - Calabar Street Boy
The young boys live on the streets of Calabar.
Source: Original

David, who takes his bath weekly, sells cartons to put food on his table. According to him, he would like to be a lawyer.

In a similar news, South African anti-apartheid revolutionist Nelson Mandela once said education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.

A young Nigerian boy named Roland is very much handicapped and unarmed with such an important tool even though he wishes it were not so.

The young lad sells iron on the streets of Calabar to take care of his basic needs and he is just 13-years-old.

In an interview with Legit.ng, Roland said he had lived with his parents until their demise when he was only 7. Since then, he had fended for himself and braved the odds.

Read also

Young man succeeds in meat business, says when he started, people discouraged him

-----

Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.

You can follow him on Twitter: @TundeOsosanya

Source: Legit

Online view pixel