Watson Scholars James Okina and Isaac King are co-founders of No Existe. No Existe is Spanish for doesn’t exist, which refers to the reality of street children in society today. Although children are the most vulnerable population in society, street children are, more often than not, ignored and resigned to fate. To the average person these children do not exist, they are invisible, lost within the system.
In February 2019, Okina and King set up a GoFundMe to raise money for their research trip to the Dominican Republic. Here is a snapshot of their progress and an invitation to support their upcoming journey to Brazil.