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Street kids prepare their evening meal. More than 3,000 street children live in Lubumbashi. In 1994, when the number of street kids rose dramatically due to internal violence after the collapse of the Mobuto regime, the Salesians of Don Bosco started a project for street children. They deliver services like showers, clothes washing facilities, fire to make their own food, healthcare and a safe place to spend the night. They purposefully choose not to give food because the organisation doesn't want to make life on the streets any easier. If the children want to quit street life, there is a possibility to reintegrate in society. Integration depends totally on the motivation of the child. The project then provides them with education and housing in a strict regime....