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IN People ON 05 May, 2015
''Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is exquisite.''
Children are the symbol of purity and innocence. They deserve smiles, happiness, care and everything. But, unfortunately, all the kids in the society do not get what they deserve. Here are some painful experiences of children who faced things that one can never imagine. Let's take responsibility and restore every smile.
Because every kid has a right to a happy childhood, because every kid has a right to smile and because if there is anyone in the world who is going through what these kids have been through- it's a shame. We are all responsible. Let's raise voices.
What this little girl faced in early days of her life is beyond imagination. She wanted love and care from her parents, but it was not written in her destiny. Fiona was mentally mistreated by her step-father. Her step-father abused her mother all the time and as a result Fiona lived in fear and insecurity for years. She was physically harmed by him and lost her beautiful childhood. After years of suffering, ChildLine rescued her.
She was too scared to talk to anyone about what was happening to her. She suffered for 10 years and finally broke her silence. The NSPCC, an organization working for child rights and protection safeguarded her.
She was deprived of all the basic needs and lost everything she deserved. She had all the bitter experiences of not being cared by parents and lived in tears for years. Both of her parents were drug addicts and tortured her to the core. Later on, she was protected by NSPCC.
Clare's parents were going through divorce and she was left at home alone with her brother. She was sexually harassed by her own brother continuously for three years. I can not even imagine a child facing this kind of suffering in teenage years. It is heartbreaking!
She was sold by her parents at the tender age of 4. Her mom and dad left her with a photographer and she was abused sexually in front of cameras. After years, she was rescued and now she campaigns against child exploitation.
Rhea argued with her mom and ran away from home. She stayed with random men and they abused her. She spent years wandering around streets. Later on, she was rescued by ChildLine.
Pete's dad left home and his mom started pouring frustration and anger on him. Pete was abused physically by his mother and survived in pain. In his own words - She once held my head under water and another time she shoved a full bar of soap in my mouth.
Gemma's parents separated and she started staying with her father. Her father abused her sexually for many years. She could do nothing except facing it painfully.
Note: All the real identities of the sufferers are hidden.