I would not care to guess how many young people like these are on the streets and in the settlements and market places around our city.
I am currently supporting nine young people through school. One boy is the sole support of his father who was blinded by a shotgun blast in a shoot-out with police some years ago. He raises chickens for sale while attending a technical education school.
There are also girls in Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 11 and Grade 12 at high school. Only two of them live with their mothers. The others are without any supportive family.
I have been paying for hostel accommodation for three of them while the others fend for themselves, living with the families of school friends and moving every now and then to another family.