“Assessment of Socio-Economic Impacts of Street Children to the Community: A Case Study of Nyamagana Ward, Mwanza

Msechu, Abraham (2019) “Assessment of Socio-Economic Impacts of Street Children to the Community: A Case Study of Nyamagana Ward, Mwanza. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study aimed to assess the socio-economic impact of street children to the society by focusing on Nyamagana ward, Mwanza as a case study. Specifically, the study aimed to identify social, psychological and economic effects of street children in Nyamagana ward, to find out how Nyamagana ward deals with the problem of street children and identify challenges they face in dealing with the issue. The methodology used to conduct this study was qualitative in nature. The findings of the study show that the presence of street children has severe impacts on Nyamagana ward because it results in more incidences of petty crime, reported cases of juvenile delinquency, prostitution, incidences of child neglect, prevalence of child labour, loitering and increased rates of drug abuse among the youth. The study recommends that the govenrment should urgently take measures to address the problem of increase in number of street children in order to avoid social upheavals that may arise due to the plight of street children in Tanzania. Also, the government should establish more centre for accomodating street children. And when they are established, they should be governed effectively to keep childfren off the street.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 10:14
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 10:14
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2535

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