Rescue children who are on the street : case study of Amani Children Home at Moshi Municipality

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Southern New Hampshire University
The number of street children is increasing on the street as well as on the children centers in Moshi municipality from day to day. The purpose of this project is to explored why the number of street children is increasing in Moshi, what might be the root cause of the problem and what kind of intervention required in addressing the problem from community level. This project examined Moshi response to the growing problem of street children taking Amani Children Centre as a case study and explored the kind of intervention which is in place and contribution of various stakeholders to address the problem of street children. Also aimed to explore the kind of policies and strategies that are in place in the community to mitigate the problem, how Tanzania is dealing with the increasing number of street children, how community structures could be empower, to play their roles in care and protection of vulnerable children. The roles of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in addressing the problem. Which measures have being in place so far by African countries to deal with the problem. The study was conducted at Amani Children Home as starting point to explore different information and views from street children t, Community Organisation staff, management and other stakeholders about the problem. The methods used to explore the information from different sources were survey,. Report reviews/documentary which were obtained at the children centers, Focus Group Discussion, Transect walk, Observation method which took the author to the streets and observes the group of children.The findings of the Community Needs Assessment shows that the root cause of the problem is existing poverty among the families, lack of adequate education on children rights, death of parents as result of HIV/AIDS and other death cause, separation of parent and children behavior influenced by peer groups. (Author abstract)