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Title: Community support systems for the care of orphans and Vulnerable children (OVC): a case of Kampala central division
Authors: Tumuhaise, Godfrey
Keywords: Vulnerable children
Community support
Kampala central division
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: Kampala international University college of humanities and social science
Abstract: A big gap still exists between what has been done and what ought to be done to meet the needs of Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children and protect their rights. This study investigates community responses to the problem of OVC. A case study research design employing both quantitative and qualitative research methods were used to carry out this study. The study population comprised of 600 household heads and 620 OVC. Both household survey questionnaires and focus group discussions were used as data collection instruments. The findings of this study suggest that most OVC are cared for within family lines with women being the majority of care givers. To cope with the large numbers of OVC, households have devised a number of coping mechanisms such as engaging in various income generating activities which include: produce, retail shop keeping, saloning, bar attendants, working in garages, and petty trade. However, these mechanisms are still inadequate in meeting both physical and social needs of OVC, and protecting their rights. This study, therefore, recommends greater involvement of government and other stakeholders to strengthen the existing coping mechanisms to meet the needs of OVC.
Description: A thesis submitted to the school of postgraduate studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of masters’ degree in development administration and Management of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Master of Development Administration and Management

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