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Begging children

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Begging children

Is it a good idea to have something - candy, pencils, whatever -- to give to children? Are there just too many to make it feasible?

Thanks, Harriet Reisen

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1. Re: Begging children

Better to route your gifting through one of the many NGOs. You may find many more children surfacing out of the woodwork if you start the process on a street in India

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2. Re: Begging children

yes, unless you are somewhere isolated, children will come out of the woodwork, so to speak and word will spread very very quickly. believe me, i speak from experience by creating mob scenes that i never meant to...


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3. Re: Begging children

No good idea to give anything to begging children. You could visit some NGO or school if you like to help.

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4. Re: Begging children

No, there's too many of them, you'll get swamped if you give anything to just one.

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5. Re: Begging children

If you want to do any kind of contribution visit Mother Teresa home which looks after children and some old people. School is a also a good option to distribute candies /pencils/pens.

Rashid Agra

Edited: 26 January 2013, 14:20
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6. Re: Begging children

It is sometimes hard to turn a blind eye. Please remember that street children very rarely have good dental hygenie so giving them sweets or candy isn't a good idea.

I sometimes buy fruit from a street vendor to give to them.


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