Kamalapur Railway Station, Dhaka. The largest railway station of Bangladesh and the most important terminal for railway transportation between Dhaka and the rest of Bangladesh. Lots of street children live here and most of them don’t know about their family. For some children, this station is both their birthplace and death place. Most of these children are illicit offspring of poor females. Some of these children grow up to be thieves, some carry baggage for railway passengers and others collect and sell empty plastic bottles for money. Some of these children are also those who are abandoned by their parents who cannot facilitate for them. Under these circumstances, girl children usually grow up to engage in prostitution while boys grow up to become drug addicts. Many NGOs work hard to give them a brighter future but it is not enough.
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