After I took a picture of this guy, that was in December, he looks so familiar every time I pass there at the Meir. With those fish above his head, he probably is a god of the sea (Neptune, Poseidon, … ) ? He doesn’t seem to be in a very good mood.
Also notice a species of wall fern growing in a crack.
I read an interview in De Standaard (newspaper, DS-22/10/2005, Katrijn De Vos) with a woman who has such a practical view on the problem of street kids in Brazil, that I immediately thought “yes, to donate money to that project is useful”. Dalila Gerlani dares to call a spade a spade : “Some kids can not be helped anymore : it are murderers, carrying around with huge guns and a giant drug addiction”. “Girls living on the street get pregnant at their 11th !! It would be better for them if they got sterilized.”
She was a street kid herself and now is in charge of two homes for children, Favos del Mel I and II (beehives). They keep the children of the street, provide them with food, education and a home. And they work with the adults as well : informing them about birth control and pointing them on their responsibility.
This woman takes action and struggles to change the world !
More info + how to donate !!! : www.kinderenvanrio.org
Abandoning children is of all times and places. I visited the Maagdenhuis in