Spirituality on the Streets: Findings from Participatory Research with Street Children and Youth in Three African Cities

Eva Krah, Janine Hunter, Lorraine van Blerk, Wayne Shand

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Abstract

Key Points
- Spirituality is a complex and important aspect of street life, impacting the physical, social and psychological wellbeing of street children and youth.
- Faith in God can make life more bearable for young people growing up on the streets and give hope for the future.
- Belief in witchcraft among the general population can further marginalise street children and youth as they risk becoming victims of witchcraft accusations.
- Street children and youth engage with witchcraft and magic if they believe it will help them as a survival strategy.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBriefing Paper
Media of outputOnline
PublisherStreetInvest
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameGrowing up on the streets: Briefing Papers
PublisherStreetInvest
No.9

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