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Causes of the street children include neglect by parents, death of parents, poverty, family divorce and abuse. Children flee to the streets, due to many reasons, and end up leading a treacherous life. Most children leave home as a result of death of their parents and domestic violence.


A Study on Street Children in Zimbabwe guides for street adults and for street children. All the research assistants were thoroughly trained in using the tools to interview in the mother tongue of the interviewee, using translated versions in ChiShona and SiNdebele. Contact with Street Children and Adults


Street children are poor or homeless children who live on the streets of a city, town, or village. Homeless youth are often called street kids or street child; the definition of street children is contested, but many practitioners and policymakers use UNICEF's concept of boys and girls, aged under 18 years, for whom "the street" (including unoccupied dwellings and wasteland) has beco...


cause for children to become street children, rather, it is a combination of economic, social, political and cultural factors which force children into the streets (Vanessa, 2007). Kevin Lalor (1999) stated that children come to street life due to Economic reasons/poverty, family reasons, orphaned, join friends/peer pressure, ...


2. definition of street children 13 3. magnitude of the problem 15 4. official statistics 16 5. indicators from the rsa on the magnitude of the problem 16 6. demographics of the street children sample 17 7. reasons for being on the street 20 8. areas where street children congregate 22 9. activities of street children 24 10. problems faced by ...

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Street Children and the Challenges of National security: Evidence from Nigeria Ngboawaji Daniel Nte*, Paul Eke** and S. T. Igbanibo*** Abstract In this work, modest but valid efforts were made to objectively evaluate the endemic problem of street


The first section will talk about definitions of street children, causes of this phenomenon, and some of street children’s characteristics. The second section will discuss how street children’s characteristics are different from those of the urban poor in general. Then, conclusions will be drawn. ... Download PDF ...


street children phenomenon is one of the countries’ cultural landscape rather than being a major social problem needing immediate attention and concrete solutions. Other problems aside from poverty of the street children exist such as physical abuse from police officers. Some government forces tend to treat street children like criminals.


The reasons children go to the streets are unique to their individual situations. Often there isn’t one simple reason why a child is on the streets. Rather, a combination of multiple factors drive children to a life on the streets, including poverty, neglect, the breakdown of the family, losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS … Continue reading "Why there are Street Children"


Street Children and Street Life in Urban Tanzania: The Culture of Surviving and its Implications for Children’s Health JOE L.P. LUGALLA AND JESSIE KAZENI MBWAMBO Introduction During the past ten years, Tanzanian1 cities have undergone rapid changes that have transformed the urban environment as well as the lives of millions of people who live in