Core Beliefs

(1) The partner children are the best resource in improving their life situations, based on the knowledge that they have inherent capacities for survival and can assume responsibilities as fully participating members of society when given the appropriate support to make free and informed choices.

(2) The problem of abused girls in the streets is a social indicator of the kind of society we live in, since it mirrors complex societal issues such as government neglect, prevailing patriarchy, and inadequate social support system.

(3) Society has to acknowledge and address the problems of abused girls in the streets in the broader context of pervasive non-recognition of children’s rights brought about by traditional concept of children, the government’s non-priority of children’s welfare and a culture of violence, and the breakdown of family systems which is a result of changing family roles, social vices and gender inequality.