Sunday, 29 January 2012

Street Children On the Increase in Mwanza City

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam - via
By Moses Matthew

Mwanza -  Parents, guardians and other authorities need to take decisive measures to avert unprecedented increase of street children in Mwanza city.

Head of the child, youth development and family preservation department, social workers organization, Mr James Mikenze, told the 'Daily News' on Sunday that recent studies have confirmed that irresponsive types of behaviour among the parents and guardians is one of the major causes of increased number of the street children in respective areas.

"Many children lack skills and knowledge to handle their children, while other children have abandoned their homes and even drop out of schools while their parents keep on watching an ugly situation without taking any decisive actions," says Mr Mikenze.

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