Spending this time with them and sharing a little human contact, the boys opened up as they relaxed under Josh’s touch, giving us the chance to listen to their stories.
We found out that many of them are orphans, and all of them have made crazy journeys across the world to get here…often alone.
Most of them were from Mali, The Ivory Coast or Gambia and many of them spoke French, some Spanish, and a couple spoke a little English.
Although the mood was positive and the boys had a lot of energy and obvious love for one another…I was shocked by what I was hearing.
These boys still have the curiosity and hope of kids, but have seen things most of us will never even experience in our nightmares.
I can’t help but continue to be baffled that they are living like this, homeless, on the streets of Paris.
There are currently around 250 teenage refugees, (mostly between 14 and 16), fending for themselves here.
We have just set up a fund specifically for these kids. Please help us to support them by donating or sharing here: