Ministry reunites 37 ‘street’ children with their families

The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security said its efforts to remove children from the streets are proving successful with 37 of 48 children being reunited with their families.

A Government Information Agency (GINA) press release said the ministry’s ‘Miracle Mission’ aims to have the children removed from the streets. It is working closely with the ministries of health and education to provide regular medical checks for the children at the Care Centre, while the education ministry is working on reintegrating those of school age into the school system. Human Services Minister Priya Manickchand said there are 14 children at the Centre undergoing short-term rehabilitation. Some of these children do not have homes, while others do not have the appropriate environment at home to encourage them to stay there.

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