The role of guidance and counselling in addressing issues of street children in Uganda In Kampala Central Division

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The major objective of the study was to identify the role of guidance and counselling and the trends of children on the streets in Kampala. Then study used both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, in which questionnaires and interview guide were used to collect data from the respondents. Research question one sought to find out the factors responsible for the high number of street children in Kampala. The study findings revealed that; lack of school fees, divorce, parent illness, hunger, sexual abuse, insecurity, lack of scholastic materials and behavioural issues of parents were the factors identified. Research question two sought to find out why street children are in streets and the study found that; war, search for money, born on the streets, family conflicts, peer pressure, looking for support, no reason, sexual abuse, loss of guardian, and mistreatment at home were factors given. Research question three sought to find out the types of advices given to the children by their parents. The study findings revealed that; respects, how to be good children, survival, no stealing, working hard, appreciation, and approaching people were the answers given.
A research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the a ward of the degree of Bachelor of education with guidance and Counselling Of Kampala International University
Guidance and counselling, Street children, Uganda