Play on the Streets: Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

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Abstract

Street children and youth engage in a rich variety of play activities across the three cities, which change as they grow into young adulthood. Youth in the three cities shared some common play experiences; with differences around how girls and boys play, and the range of activities they engage in. Play is a key coping strategy, essential for emotional wellbeing and in building social relations with friends and the wider community. Challenges included finding time for play around meeting daily needs, finding space for play due to commercial ownership of land; and aggressive policing from security officials and local leaders who discourage the visible presence of street children and youth.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the Streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.10

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  • Research Output

    • 2 Other contribution
    • 1 Commissioned report

    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

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    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
    File
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    Research Principles and Conceptual Framework

    van Blerk, L., Shand, W. & Shanahan, P., Jan 2014, 4 p. England : StreetInvest.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
    File
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    Prizes

    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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