The Sustainability of Support Services for Most Vulnerable Children: A Case of Buguruni Ward in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam

Chundu, Rose John (2017) The Sustainability of Support Services for Most Vulnerable Children: A Case of Buguruni Ward in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the extent to which the support services to MVC established by the government institutions and civil society organizations were sustainable. The research was guided by three specific objectives: First, to identify actors in the provision of support services to the most vulnerable children, second, to determine the contribution of the actors in achieving the sustainability of the support services to most vulnerable children. And third, to evaluate to the extent to which the services enable the most vulnerable children to be self-sustained. This study was conducted in Ilala district at Buguruni ward. The study was a case study research design and it involved 67 respondents that were chosen through, simple random sampling, and purposive sampling. The study was mainly qualitative although quantitative data were also collected. Methods of data collection were in depth interviews, focus group discussions, questionnaires, observations and documentary reviews. The findings indicated that there were many actors in providing support services to MVCs. These included Kiwohede, Kuleana, Wamata, Pasada, social welfare officers and community development officers. In addition, the findings have also shown that the actors were contributing too much on MVCs services support but the services were not sustainable. It is recommended that consistency of care and familiar surroundings should be more emphasized by the ministry of health, community development, gender, children and elders, president’s office, regional administrative and local government authorities, Ministry of education and vocational training and the ministry of home affairs in order to ensure protection of MVC.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2018 16:39
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2018 16:39

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