Street kids sell their artworks as an alternative for seeking alms
According to UNICEF, in 2015, a staggering 31.4 percent of children were living below the basic needs poverty line. With this figure alone, it’s not shocking to know that many children go to the streets to beg and seek alms.
Even if there are many government and non-government organizations that are tasked with helping impoverished children in the country, it’s just not really enough to protect them from the “dangers” of the metro.
But according to the Facebook post of Adrian Moslares, in Calbayog City, Samar, instead of seeking alms in the streets, these children sell their artworks for the values of 1 PHP and 5 PHP. These works of art consist of various sketches of cartoon characters, the Philippine flag, and pottery items placed on pieces of cardboard.