From exclusion to inclusion – a stepwise process: a qualitative study of how the reintegration process is experienced by young people previously living on the streets in the Kagera Region, Tanzania

Country
United Republic of Tanzania
Region
Africa East Africa
Language
English
Year Published
2017
Author
Jeanette Olsson, Staffan Höjer, Maria Emmelin
Organisation
No data
Topics
Research, data collection and evidence Resilience Social connections / Family
Summary

The aim is to explore how young people, after having lived on the streets, experience the reintegration process of returning to their local community. Individual interviews were conducted with young males having experience of reintegration after having lived on the streets. The results show a step-wise process initially signified by ambivalence, moving back and forth and encountering setbacks. The process shows how self-reliance is developed and how agency, resilience, individual and collective capital are part of this. Young people who have lived on the street can successfully reintegrate into their local community when given adequate support.

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