How do you keep street kids out of trouble?
It might run counter to common sense to trust these wily kids with anything, but if there’s anything they could use, it’s trust. Most of them are smart and hardworking, and if given guidance and education, they are the types who will most likely succeed.
No, he is not stealing the ice blocks that have just been loaded into the fishing boat. That is ice that couldn’t be accommodated in the hold and would have just been left to melt under the sun.
They certainly understand teamwork.
And they don’t hesitate to dive in when the situation requires it.
There seems to be a tacit understanding between these kids, the ice delivery crew, and the boat crew. The kids are given some of the ice for free or in exchange for their help, to sell to the refreshment stalls in the surrounding area. The money they earn will hopefully augment their family’s earning. Most importantly, as one delivery crew mentioned, it keeps these kids off substance abuse that is prevalent in the area.