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Education and Healthcare Possibilities for Street Children in Babati Town,Tanzania
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Street children are the most vulnerable group in any society. It is estimated that 150 millions children lives on the street in the world. Most of these children lack all basic needs. This study is been done in Babati district, Tanzania. Focus of this study is to examine the possibilities to Education and Healthcare of street children in Babati. This is a qualitative study based on semi structured interviews with street children, authorities responsible for Education and Healthcare of these children and other actors involve in this subject.

The result of this study is that the government of Tanzania has developed a guideline (focus on HIV/AIDS related problems causing orphans) to assist these children with shelter, food, education, healthcare etc. There are 656 identified street children in Babati is receiving assistance from the authority but the interviewed street children are receiving any assistance are none. NGOs in Babati working with street children follow the same guideline assisting street children. Children not falling under this guideline do not have many chances to receive any assistance from the authorities and other actors in Babati. The authorities and actors need to expand their focus on reaching all street children in Babati.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Street Children’s Right, Education, Health, Poverty, The Authority, Most Vulnerable Children
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-4115OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-4115DiVA: diva2:357702
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2010-10-19 Created: 2010-10-19 Last updated: 2010-10-19Bibliographically approved

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