Street Children Economic Empowerment: A Case Study of Street Children in Kigamboni Ward Temeke Municipal Council Dar es Salaam Region

Mbunda, Teodosia Anton Fabian (2011) Street Children Economic Empowerment: A Case Study of Street Children in Kigamboni Ward Temeke Municipal Council Dar es Salaam Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Most interventions to build capacity, awareness and increased knowledge as regards to vulnerable children’s care and support to various stakeholders and most vulnerable children themselves, has not led to decrease the magnitude of Most Vulnerable Children’s problems. This report emerges as a result of the study undertaken in October 2010 to September 2011 organized by The Open University of Tanzania. The main objective of the study was to assess the satisfaction of the most vulnerable children resting on their needs, social contentment, rights, and available opportunities for sustainable development. The specific objectives were identification of most vulnerable children, training, care and support as well as economic empowerment and participation at community spheres, and eventually grow to be self reliant. Specifically, the study examines the status and the attitude of most vulnerable children and the relationship between them and care-taker and the community at large in the district. The study was conducted in Temeke Municipal council in Dar es Salaam Region at Ungindoni area in Kigamboni Ward. Cross-sectional research design was adopted, where questionnaire both structured and unstructured questions was applied to collect primary information and data from a randomly determined sample size of 52 respondents comprising 42 most vulnerable children, 2 ward leaders, 5 community members, one GSM leader, one Municipal community development officer and 2 Members of parliament. Personal observation, Focus Group Discussions and informal visit were applied to get more details of the primary survey findings. Secondary data was obtained through literature/documents review from GSM office, New Hope Family Street Children Home, Temeke Municipal Council office, Dar es Salaam Regional secretariat office and The Open University of Tanzania library. Both qualitative and Quantitative data analysis was used to get descriptive statistics, frequencies, percentages and means while qualitatively literally information obtained through focus group discussion. The results from this study showed that, in Kigamboni Ward, there exists a serious problem of street children. Secondly, it was realized that, these street children were living in poverty and that a retail shop project could help them to improve their economic status and live a fare life.

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. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:37
Last Modified: 24 May 2017 13:28

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