obvious that most parents and some teenage girls engage in
early sex when they are not ready and thus give birth to unhealthy babies.
These babies do not sometimes live for long.
days it is very common to set eyes on teenagers and street children roaming
the city streets selling all kinds of items ranging from sweets to dog chains,
from dog chains to apples and lots of other things. They apparently sell these
things in order to earn a living.
It has been noticed that a good number of hawkers are pushed into hawking not by their wish but by certain circumstances, perhaps, beyond their control.
One group of teenagers engaged in hawking are school dropouts, who find hawking as a ready means of earning their livelihood.
The second group of teenager hawkers are those from poor homes who are forced by their parents to engage in hawking as a means of supplementing their families' income.
The third group of hawkers are those who migrate from the rural areas to the cities in search of non-existing jobs and take to hawking as the only means of earning a living.
The dangers involved in teenage hawking are very obvious. Apart from the risk of getting knocked down by moving vehicles, there is also the possibility of teenagers getting involved in immoral practices. For example, teenage girls, especially those who hawk from door to door, may be lured into sexual acts by unscrupulous men in return for money, thus leading to teenage pregnancy, which eventually ruins the victims future.
The street child issue has also become one of the major problems the country is facing today. It is