Assessment of Intervention Strategies in Addressing the Problem of Street Children in Dar es Salaam

Joseph , Anna M. (2013) Assessment of Intervention Strategies in Addressing the Problem of Street Children in Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examines the effectiveness of Intervention Strategies in Addressing the Problem of Street Children in Dar es Salaam. It establishes that in most developing countries NGOs have assumed the role of state and have taken action to combat the street children problem. They have fashioned family reunification, Rehabilitation Centres, introduction of different programmes such as Vocational Training, Advocacy and Reintegration to address this social phenomenon. The study argues that the Intervention measures applied by different NGOs in Dar es Salaam and Tanzania in particular are inadequate to address the complex causes of street children. Lack of cooperation between the NGOs, lack of enough support from the Government, Dependency to Donors, lack of enough trained personnel and poor working environment are problems which have been found to limit those NGOs efforts to accomplish their mission. From the findings of the study, through empowerment model of alternative development as articulated by planning and development theorists, is far more likely to prevent the migration of children into the streets, improve the well being of children currently living on the streets and re-address to some extent imbalances in social, economic and political power that lead children to the streets. This paper proposed that street children just like other children are potentially principal agent of social change though at the same time they are vulnerable to the problems that accompany the social change. It is essential therefore to examine what can be done to protect children from those social ills and harness their abundant energies for constructive work in their communities.

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 V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 15:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/513

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