The Contribution of NGOs in Eliminating the Plight of Street Children.

Citojo, Francisco (2022) The Contribution of NGOs in Eliminating the Plight of Street Children. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study entitled “Contribution of NGO’s in eliminating the Plight of Street Children: A Case of Mbozi District was guided by three specific objectives, namely; to examine and assess the contribution of NGOs in eliminating the plight of street children; to identify the NGOs involved in the plights of street children; to assess the contribution of NGOs in addressing the plights of street children in Mbozi District; and to examine the challenges faced by NGOs in dealing with the plights of street children. The research was community based where participatory observation, focus group discussions, and interviews were conducted to collected data to selected research subjects. Qualitative data were analysed using thematic while quantitative data were analysed using SPSS. The research findings revealed that there is a range of problems which street children face including abject poverty, ill health conditions and even deaths all of which are never reported. The study further, exposes the ways, means and challenges which involved Non-Governmental Organizations find themselves in as they endeavor to address, solve and eliminate the problems or plights which street children find themselves in. The challenges include the lack of support from the government, low level of community understanding of the plights of street children and the lack of financial, human and material resources to address and solve the problem. The study provides recommendations intended to help in dealing with the problem through joint efforts of the government, other stakeholders in children welfare and the totality of the society especially bearing in mind that in the yet unchallenged African context and cultural norm that every child is the responsibility of the community. Keywords: Street Children, NGOs, Mbozi District

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: 05 May 2023 08:29
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 08:29

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