CIRCUMSTANCES AND PROBLEMS OF STREET CHILDREN IN GONDAR CITY ADMINISTRATION: IN A QUALITATIVE STUDY

  • BISET YALEW ABERA School of Sociology and Social work Department of Sociology College of Social Science and the Humanities, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.
  • BUSHA TAA School of Sociology and Social work Department of Sociology College of Social Science and the Humanities, University of Gondar, Ethiopia.

Abstract

Objective: This research aimed to investigate the circumstances and problems of street children in Gondar city administration.  


Methods: To achieve the research objectives, qualitative method and Phenomenological design were employed to investigate the daily lived experience of street children. The data were collected by using in-depth interview, FGD and key informants   and analyzed thematically.  Purposive and snowballing sampling techniques in this study were employed to select participants.  


Results: The findings of the study showed that children joined the street due to lack of family planning, divorce, parental detachment, poverty, abuse, and neglect, socio- cultural issues  and peer pressure.   They are encountered rape, inadequate basic needs social exclusion, and health problems and inaccessibility of health services.


Conclusion:  Street children additionally face more troubles once they are on the street that is surely going to have an effect on their development.

Keywords: street children, circumstances, problems, Gondar city administration

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ABERA, B. Y., & TAA, B. (2021). CIRCUMSTANCES AND PROBLEMS OF STREET CHILDREN IN GONDAR CITY ADMINISTRATION: IN A QUALITATIVE STUDY. Innovare Journal of Social Sciences, 9(1), 6-9. https://doi.org/10.22159/ijss.2021.v9i1.40348
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