Title of paper

10.2 Assessment of Programmes that are Being Delivered to Support Street Children: A Case Study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Presenter information

Lude AbiyFollow

Presenter's country

Ethiopia

Start Date

18-8-2018 3:30 PM

End Date

18-8-2018 4:30 PM

Location

Bernhard Center 105-107

Submission type

Presentation

Abstract

There are many reasons why children end up on the street. “Poverty, family disintegration, gaps in policies and regulations, neglect and violence at home, lack of educational opportunities, the death of parents and sexual abuse were among the factors that pushed vulnerable children onto the street” (UNICEF, 2012, p. 30). Africa, being the continent comprised of many developing countries, needs substantial research and policy assessment to address the problems of all vulnerable children on the continent. The problem of poverty challenges the continent to guarantee children’s fundamental rights. In this study, it was found that because of the unbearable conditions of poverty in their families’ homes, all children do not want to go back to their families. Rather, they want to stay in the street life.

Moreover, it was also observed that there should be further research in order to design well-structured support programs and policies to address the problems of street children on a wider range and in an effective method to reunite them with their families, as well as to counsel children who are on the verge of going out on the street. Because of this reason, I am seeking to investigate which support programs are effective by conducting an explorative study among programs that currently exist. The research does this by evaluating the outcomes of the support programs that are being delivered by support providers in a randomly selected area of Addis Ababa. The study will use a qualitative method approach in which a purposive sampling technique will be used for the data collection. This approach will help the researcher examine the participation of NGOs and government organizations in the work of support programs that are being delivered currently.

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10.2 Assessment of Programmes that are Being Delivered to Support Street Children: A Case Study in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Bernhard Center 105-107

There are many reasons why children end up on the street. “Poverty, family disintegration, gaps in policies and regulations, neglect and violence at home, lack of educational opportunities, the death of parents and sexual abuse were among the factors that pushed vulnerable children onto the street” (UNICEF, 2012, p. 30). Africa, being the continent comprised of many developing countries, needs substantial research and policy assessment to address the problems of all vulnerable children on the continent. The problem of poverty challenges the continent to guarantee children’s fundamental rights. In this study, it was found that because of the unbearable conditions of poverty in their families’ homes, all children do not want to go back to their families. Rather, they want to stay in the street life.

Moreover, it was also observed that there should be further research in order to design well-structured support programs and policies to address the problems of street children on a wider range and in an effective method to reunite them with their families, as well as to counsel children who are on the verge of going out on the street. Because of this reason, I am seeking to investigate which support programs are effective by conducting an explorative study among programs that currently exist. The research does this by evaluating the outcomes of the support programs that are being delivered by support providers in a randomly selected area of Addis Ababa. The study will use a qualitative method approach in which a purposive sampling technique will be used for the data collection. This approach will help the researcher examine the participation of NGOs and government organizations in the work of support programs that are being delivered currently.