Assessing Challenges that Face Street Children in Accessing Education in Dar es Salaam

Ngonyani, Zauda Nasibu (2015) Assessing Challenges that Face Street Children in Accessing Education in Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study was conducted to assess challenges that face street children in accessing education. The study had three specific objectives which are, first to examine the extent to which street children access to education at primary levels. Secondly, to assess the extent to which street children who are enrolled in school access school requirement?Thirdly, to assess the extent to which communities surrounding contribute to challenges facing street children in accessing primary education. Descriptive research design was used with qualitative approach dominated by data collection and analysis procedure. In-depth interviews with key informatics and questionnaire administration were used for data collection. Content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data, which was presented descriptively. The findings revealed that; to a large extent street children should be given government support. It was revealed that most of street children had no proper school requirements and their families are economically poor. Also most street children (72%) had either not attended or did not complete primary schooling. They were not enrolled or dropped out for various reasons. Their ages were below 18 years, which was about (82%), hence street children expect the society to support them to meet their school requirement and to receive education so that they can build their future.It is recommended that, street children stakeholder institutions need to embark on, or further strengthen a sustained community based street outreach work to identify profile and monitor street children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:00
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1490

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