Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(3), pp. 45-57. April, 2015.
Full Length Research
The Situation of Street Children in Urban Centers of Ethiopia and the Role of NGO in Addressing their Socio-Economic Problems: The Case of Hawassa City.
Shimelis Kassa Kebede
Lecturer of Governance, Arbaminch University, Ethiopia. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org,
Accepted 17 March 2015
This paper emphasized on the overall
situation of street children living in Hawassa City and assessed the
role of NGOs in addressing their socio economic problems. To accomplish
its objective both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. To
identify respondent’s, non-random sampling technique which includes both
snowball and purposive sampling was used. [Interview schedule and
in-depth interview with street children is the main instrument of data
collection. Key informants interview with concerned government officials
and NGO staff and focus group discussions with street children were also
utilized to confirm the data obtained through the in-depth interview and
interview schedule.] The study has revealed that the majority of street
children in the study area were males and different causal factors have
contributed for their streetism but, poverty was found to be one of
major factors to push children to move to the street. The study further
depicted that street children in Hawassa were vulnerable to wide range
of violations of their rights. They were verbally, physically and
sexually abused. Their situation became worse by the negative attitude
of the general public who were insensitive to their problems. So that
many children are still on the street of Hawassa and looking for help.
Cite This Article As: Kebede SK (2015). The Situation of Street Children in Urban Centers of Ethiopia and the Role of NGO in Addressing their Socio-Economic Problems: The Case of Hawassa City. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(3): 45-57.