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Process of leaving the street: -children’s experiences of going from street life to life within an organization in Ghana
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2008 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This article examines how former street children experienced going from street life to life within an organization. Through semi-structured interviews with six children and one field worker, the aim has been to identify key points that made these children going all the way while other left, but also to highlight challenges and difficulties along the way. Reports from Ghana and other parts of the world about a low rate of success in working with these children made the subject interesting. Findings suggest that the process of leaving the street is more than just a physical move. The ability of the organizations to motivate and assist the children to change character has shown to be very critical for making the children stay within the program. Also the influence and assistance between the boys themselves has been of uttermost importance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008.
Keywords [en]
Street children, homelessness, street exit, interventions
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-513OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-513DiVA, id: diva2:25133
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2008-06-02, Q171, Mittuniversitetet, Östersund, 10:15 (English)
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2009-10-06 Created: 2009-10-06Bibliographically approved

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