Examining the Livelihood of People Living with Disability. A Case of Kasulu District.

Makoba, Danstan Dismas (2021) Examining the Livelihood of People Living with Disability. A Case of Kasulu District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study aimed at “Examining the Livelihood of People Living with Disability; A Case Study of Kasulu District and guided by three specific objectives, namely; to identify factors which exclude people living with disability to access employment; to assess the inclusion mechanism which is in place to support people with disability to access to employment opportunities and to examine the challenges facing people living with disabilities when accessing employment. The study used a sample of one hundred research respondents divided into 55 females and 45 males. The research was guided by normalization theory to address the above specific objectives. The study employed triangulation approach in order to harness qualitative and quantitative data. The findings revealed that lack of access to basic education was prominent factors among others in excluding PWD’s from livelihood, activities, employment in particular. Adding on, challenging the inaccessible environment was identified as a fundamental inclusion mechanism of PWD’s in available employment opportunity. Moreover, it was noted that the common challenge encountered by PWD’s when accessing employment was inaccessible environment. The study concluded that, once the firms and government departments in Kasulu and elsewhere in Tanzania begin to employ PWD, all people will begin to respect PWD and families will ensure that their children with disability go to school. Therefore, family and community and government at large are recommended to create facilitative and inclusion environment so that PWD’s to get access to education which later on can support them when competing for limited employment opportunities. Keywords: Disability, impairments, people with disability, livelihood

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: 16 Jan 2023 15:13
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 15:13
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3402

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