Growing up on the Streets: A Story Map by Accra's Street Youth

Research output: Other contribution


This map is a visual showcase of a research project, Growing up on the Streets. There are 10 chapters covering 10 'capabilities' – key aspects of life most important to children and youth that are living and working on the streets. The chapters cover Shelter, Building Assets, Resilience, Keeping Safe in the City, Health and Wellbeing, Support of Friends, Making a Living, Enough to Eat, Plans for the Future, and Time to Play.
All the visual and context material was created by street youth living on the streets of Accra, namely: Akor, Bediako, Rabbi, Akoley, Atongo, Atinga, Ophelia, Nissan, Fuseina, Mawulolo, and Juliana.
Original languageEnglish
TypeStory Map visual showcase of a research project
Media of outputOnline
PublisherUniversity of Dundee
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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  • Projects

    Growing Up on the Streets Research Project

    van Blerk, L.


    Project: Research

    Research Output

    • 1 Commissioned report
    • 1 Other contribution

    Africa Consultation Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s General Comment on Children in Street Situations

    Turgut, N., van Blerk, L., Shand, W., Shanahan, P., Hunter, J., Gbeglo, S., d’Aquin Rubambura, T. & Chitsiku, S., 2016, University of Dundee. 29 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • 18 Downloads (Pure)

    Methodology: Longitudinal, Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa

    van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Mar 2014, 4 p. StreetInvest.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • 14 Downloads (Pure)


    2017 Stephen Fry Awards Public: Engagement Project of the Year

    van Blerk, Lorraine (Recipient), Wayne Shand (Recipient) & Hunter, Janine (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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