Child Labour Reduction and Prevention at Ukwamani and Mzimuni-Kawe Dar es Salaam

Katabwa, Edson (2013) Child Labour Reduction and Prevention at Ukwamani and Mzimuni-Kawe Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this project was to reduce child labour in Ukwamani and Mzimuni streets at Kawe Ward in Kinondoni Municipality. Major objective of this project was to release children from all forms of child labour and reintegrate them with their communities. Other objectives were to change the attitudes and awareness of child rights among local stakeholders, to change in the quality of life and future prospects of the target children and their families and to prevent other children from engaging in child labour. Research methods used during problem identification comprised both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection. This was because using both methods was for enabling production of very significant report. Therefore data was collected from people of different classes in education, professionals and backgrounds. The questionnaires formed the basis for gathering quantitative and qualitative data which were presented in a descriptive and statistical manner using percentages ratio, charts and graphs. Secondary data were obtained from different sources including Ward offices and school reports. Different tools for data collection were used to allow the multiplicity of methods in data collection. Primary data were collected through information gathered directly from the respondents with the use of questionnaires, interviews and observation while secondary data were obtained from Kawe Ward offices and schools. 32 children were oriented, 12 children employers, 5 local stakeholders and 17 parents of working children received income generation activities training. In monitoring and evaluation, focus group discussion, meetings, observation, documentary review and semi-structured interviews were used. Sustainability of this project was highly ensured due to its nature in involving key stakeholders as mentioned above. The project was insured politically, financially and institutionally. Conclusively the community as a whole, especially the affected community at the household level, has to come together and work collectively with their local authorities such as Municipal development officials and Ward officials.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:15
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:15

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