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Resilience and the Re-integration of Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Case of Cameroon


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Resilience and the Re-integration of Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa by Walters Mudoh Sanji
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This book contributes to a better understanding of street children and youth within Sub-Saharan Africa. It investigates the psychological conditions of these children and determines how to reintegrate them into mainstream socio-economic activities. The book proposes cures and preventive measures. It also highlights the inextricable link which exists between street children and youth problem, and economic underdevelopment within Sub-Saharan Africa. With a careful examination of the main reasons of poverty and weak institutions within the region, the book offers suggestions on how to prevent street children and youth problem by alleviating poverty through a vibrant industrial sector and economic development. This book also provides recommendations on how to cure the problem by creating social enterprises which can offer opportunities to the youth and their parents. It achieves this by first comparing children and youth on the street (those who have homes to return to at night), with children and youth of the street (those who both work and live on the street). It then looks at a project designed to boost the resilience of street children. By looking at the differences between children on the street and children of the street, the book highlights the importance of having a home, and of the great value of cooperation between churches, non-government organizations and the state, in working to make the lives of these young people better. This book is a useful resource for students, academics and researchers in the fields of psychology, social work, sociology, and international development.

Author Biography

Dr. Sanji Walters Mudoh was born in Cameroon and earned a doctorate degree in Lifelong Education from Hanseo University, South Korea, in 2016 and a Masters degree in NGO studies from Ajou University, South Korea, in 2011. Prior to furthering his studies, he worked at the Bamenda Urban Council as Assistant Chief of Communication, Cooperation, and Local Partnerships, where he carried out a journalistic investigation into the problem of children roaming the streets of this town and went on to investigate the situation of the two biggest cities of the country. During his studies at Hanseo University, he put his long-term investigation on this crucial problem into a dissertation proposal and he was awarded research grants from the Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation of Hanseo University. His dissertation has been read by many senior professors of the Southern and Western worlds, and in Korea, Dr.Sanji also represented Ajou University at the Global HR Forum of 2015, G20 bridge forum in 2010, and the 3rd Seoul Official Development Assistance International Conference in 2009.
Release date Australia
October 6th, 2018
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
12 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 137 p. 12 illus.
Springer Verlag, Singapore
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