A group of professionals and volunteers in Argentina have banded together to develop a special project to help rescue kids who live on the street and are subject to exploitation.
The director of the TIAS project, Daniel Sarradell, said the initiative aims to help children escape from street life before it is too late. These kids, he said, generally between the ages of 8 and 10, “begin to ‘take a liking’ to the street. In ten years, people will no longer feel sorry for them, nobody will give them a penny” and since “they have no skills or education” they are not going to be able “to integrate themselves into society.”
Sarradell noted that international conventions prohibit child labor and that TIAS aims to help children “live the life of a child and not that of an adult.”