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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