oa Journal of Psychology in Africa - Sudanese street children narrating their life experiences



This article examines the street children's life in the Sudan. It analyses the various threats that affect children and the causal factors that pushed them to refuge to the streets. The Sudan cultural, social and political situations have been reflected in the children's discussion of their daily life. The aims of this article were to determine the origins and perceptions of the street child problem; to explore the way in which children experience life in the streets; and to devise strategies to enable these children to develop optimally. The empirical investigation was undertaken by means of open interviews conducted among street children of Khartoum State. The findings of this study were revolving around the family pressure that mainly caused the displacement that was primarily caused by the civil war in the Sudan. The subjects of this study revealed information regarding the societal attitudes towards street children and the children's attitudes towards the society.


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