The Gleaner went on the streets to find out what children want for Christmas. Below are their responses.
Makiba Vaccianna is 11 years old and attends the Mount Airy All-Age-School in Westmoreland. She wishes for her home to be refurbished because her current dwelling is dilapidated with water seeping in whenever it rains. She would also like a bed for her and her mom to sleep comfortably.
Eleven-year-old Quacian Wilson attends Savanna-La-mar Primary School in Westmoreland. Her Christmas wish is for a cell phone.
Omario Barnett attends Llandilo School of Special Education in Westmoreland. His Christmas wish is for a laptop.
Ten-year-old Jermaine Johnson attends the Savanna-La-mar Primary School in Westmoreland. His Christmas wish is for a bicycle.
Six-year-old Labranna Murduck is a student of Mount Airy All-Age School in Westmoreland. Her Christmas wish is for a bunk bed for her and her sister to sleep on, she also wishes for a doll.
Ten-year-old Kashwayne Bennett attends Negril All-Age-School. He wishes to surprise his mom with a fridge for Christmas. He says he feel embarrassed to see his mom constantly begging for cold water and ice from neighbours. He would also like a kid for himself if possible.
Twelve-year-old Gifford Whyte attends Negril-All-Age School. His wish for Christmas is: "I want out of poverty. If I get out of poverty, I would send myself to college and get a solid education."