Child in the Sun has started a Day Care Program (DCP) for the development of the youth. This DCP is a new concept of Child in the Sun. Until today Child in the Sun has been looking after boys of 13 to 17 years of age. With this DCP it has included the boys above 17 years up to 25. The target group of DCP is as follows:
These youth may have regular contact with their families and an educational system, and may even return every night to sleep at home. Nonetheless, they spend most days and some nights working and socializing on the street because of, for example, poverty, overcrowding, sexual or physical abuse at home. Of the different categories, this is the most numerous.
These youth have little or no contact with relatives, are homeless, and fully lack parental, emotional and psychological support. They often move from place to place, living in shelters and abandoned buildings. This number, although difficult to measure, is relatively small worldwid