Offer them opportunities

Dear Editor,

Re: Faumuina and street vendors 

Kids really want to leave school where they at least have a chance at achieving something in their lives for a decent future unlike their struggling parents to sell matches and q-tips, what a future! 

Are the teachers stimulating and encouraging them to learn, succeed and have choices? 

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These kids are being cheap porns and not so cute beggars. 

At least offer them training programmes. Teach them a variety of skills on all levels. Use “Grant” Funds. Start apprenticeships. 

They could sell their own goods and learn trade from a school shop. 

Don’t give them or “their parents” the options of selling q-tips, instead encourage them to manufacture the q-tips. 

They could work some weekends if they didn’t have continuous church or family events to commit to. Offer the opportunity of choice to be more than a street vendor.

 

Ora K.

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