World in Progress: Dec 25, 2013 by DW (English) published on 2013-12-25T20:09:17Z A sewage canal for a home: the forgotten streetkids of Bucharest -- A Buddhist nun changes Thai traditions to maintain the message of peace -- Syrian voices of hope in exile Producer: Anke Rasper Live in the sewage canals: the forgotten streetkids of BucharestAfter the revolution, many of the so called 'Ceausescu children' escaped from Romania's neglected orphanages and ended up on the streets. More than two decades later, some 6000 homeless people live in the canals built for the heating- and sewage systems that run under Bucharest, many of them children. Not much seems to have changed for those forgotten by the authorities.Voices of hope: Syrian Radio in ExileAs the war rages on in their homeland, some Syrian refugees are beginning to plant roots in their host countries, even setting up their own media entities. Some 700,000 refugees are living in Turkey now, who have established 30 newspapers and 5 radio stations to cater to Syrians both in and outside the country. Sout Raya or sound of the flag was started by a group of Syrian journalists.Nun changing Thai Buddhist traditionsIn Thailand, Buddhist Monks there are highly respected. But for women, the optionto be become a nun was not an option for centuries.Unlike in other Asian countries, where orders of nuns have been established in many Buddhist schools, the Theravada Buddhist school in Thailand has never accepted female ordination. Now, one Buddhist nun is now trying to change that.