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If we were to connect the root or source of this problem to social science, this

would be under symbolic interactionism and psychoanalysis. An article entitled Why

are there street children? that can be seen in stated that one of the
reasons why street kids are present, is because of breakdown of the family, this could
be connected to symbolic interactionism since it studies the interaction with other
people. George Herbert Mead, the founder of symbolic interactionism also said that it
has its own 3 stages (play-stage, game-stage, generalize others). The play stage of this
concern is when the child starts to imitate what they see in their own homes, for
example, if their household is used to ply vulgar and unpleasant words in-front of their
children, tendencies are they will do the same thing, and if the game stage will occur
which is in putting your own self in other peoples situation, the id type of Psychoanalysis
will start to form, based from Sigmund Freud, the id is the negative character that a
person can have. For example, if the child who used to imitate there household will put
his/her self in the shoes of others, the id personality will show up, that instead of trying
their best to better themselves, they chose the negative side which is to not do a thing.

With this concern, our group came up with the idea of telling stories to street kids
or what we would like to call basa-basa ta mga bata. What will happen here is that,
we the students will look for stories that contain moral lessons and learnings that the
street children could easily understand, reflect upon and apply in their daily lives.

In todays generation, children from the streets only settle for less. Due to
the fact that we believe that they can do better than what they are doing right now. We
believe that storytelling is the better way to motivate and inspire them in doing more.
The main target of our proposal are mainly kids, so that at their young age, they will be
more aware in what is happening around them and that they can be better rather than
be like their parents. Why kids? First, they still have ample time to make a difference
and a lot of opportunities. Second, the youth are known to be the hope of the
community. Lastly, if ever this will be successful, they will be able to spread or pass it to
other kids that are like them to be also inspired and motivated to do the same.
We have grown up on stories narrated to us by our grandparents, parents and other
elders in the family. They were the good old days when we would lie beside our parents,
as they took us on fantasy journeys with their tales Ang langgam at ang tipaklong
Ang pagong at ang matsing and more. Those were the stories that helped us learn
some important lessons of our lives. They taught us about the good and bad and also
had a hand in making us the people we are as grown-ups. With this, we wanted the kids
to experience and feel having someone to share their experiences with. Another point is
that stories contain lessons that would be easily interpreted for them to relate and to be
simply applied within their selves, Storytelling can encourage development of emotions
and feelings in a child. It doesnt only give moral lessons but it is also considered an
entertainment to the kids. Through storytelling, street children would be educated,
nourished and they would feel like they are being loved and sheltered. Basically,
storytelling could help them discover themselves and find the right way for their lives.


The goal of our proposal is to increase the self-esteem of the kids who
lost hope, to inspire them, and give them the courage to go on despite the difficulties
they are experiencing. Through storytelling, we would want to tell the kids that there is
more to experience; therefore we would want to inspire them and motivate them to get
out of what they are usually in and to explore, think outside of the box and do more.
And storytelling is the solution that our group agreed with. Why? Because it could be
relatable, inspiring, applicable to their lives, easy to understand and it could also serve
as an entertainment to the kids at the same time. With this, the kids could also spread
what they experienced and also inspire other kids to do the same thing because they
themselves could be the hope and be the wish that their society dreamed of.