Well, Islamic Iran spends petrol money very well on their allies in Palestine, Syria, Hezbollah and even Saint Vincent and the Grenadines! But these kids can’t go to school because they can’t afford to leave the job (when it comes to street kids it can be any kind of economic activity, from begging to anything that returns money). They need to make money to survive, to live one day further.
Official government figures estimate that there are about 20,000 street children in the country, but NGOs say there are at least 35,000 in the capital Tehran alone. According to an article published in an Iranian daily four years ago, 100 to 150 street kids die each month from malnutrition and dangerous working conditions. (A paragraph from Stop child labor in Iran)