Scorching days. Long nights. Scurrying around the traffic jam, barefooted. Singing for hours, nonstop. This is the typical day for Bagas, only six years of age. For him, 50 thousand rupiah is worth the hours of sweat and fatigue they have to endure under the sun. Education is a luxury they cannot afford. This is his childhood.

 

Bagas is only one of the hundreds of thousands children on the streets of Jakarta. Their little guitars and small voices are their only resources to survive each day. Begging becomes second nature for them, and it continues to become a cycle. Don't let the cycle continue. 

 

Listen to their silent cries.