Many street children in Mexico have a degree of learning disability. A child with a disability is much more likely to be abandoned. Mexico Child Link provides education, skills training and job training for ex street children who also have a learning disability. Even to a children charity which deals with so much of the world's heart-ache, few things are more upsetting than the sight of young children having to forage and beg an existence on the streets of a large city. Unfortunately, such children are a fact of life in many large cities.
The aim of Mexico Child Link is to help the child or young person with learning disability to become as independent as possible. We provide a secure caring home in a family setting and help the children towards independence through a range of educational and training programmes. Sometimes their parents have been driven by poverty and the needs of other brothers and sisters to abandon their own child. We struggle to understand the depths of dispair which might lead a mother or father to do this