Students from Manchester schools have joined charity Retrak’s campaign to raise awareness of the issue of ‘Street Children’.
Students from Stockport Academy, Green End, Ladybarn and Cringle Brook Primary School joined Retrak’s latest campaign.
Retrak are highlighting the global issue that thousands of children in the world’s poorest countries face. Children in some of the world’s poorest countries are forced to sleep on the streets at night.
The Retrak campaign was launched to mark the International Day for Street Children. The day takes place on 12 April 2017, giving street children a chance to speak out for their rights.
Retrack aims to raise funds for Ugandan and Ethiopian children. Many children in these countries have no choice but to sleep on the streets.
Sir Peter Fahy of Retrak is calling upon local schools, youth groups, colleges and colleagues to join the campaign. It is asked that images are shared across social media platforms to raise awareness of the issue.
Sir Peter commented on the campaign and efforts to get people to donate money.
“Tonight thousands of children will be bedding down on the side of a road, behind a bin or in a doorway. They are scared, vulnerable, malnourished and have nowhere to turn”.
Sir Peter wishes to bring about change and is “keen” to bring the issue to the forefront of people’s minds.
Retrak thanks Stockport Academy and the Kingsway Community Trust primary schools that have supported the campaign.
Others are urged to do the same. Members of the local community can get involved by sharing images on social media, using the hashtag #wheresyourbedat?
Donations can be made by texting WYBA17 and the amount to be donated to 70070.
Photo Credit: Retrak