Rolspelers vergader oor straatkinders

25 November 2021 | Social Issues

Die ministerie in die presidensie verantwoordelik vir geslagsgelykheid, armoede-uitwissing en maatskaplike welsyn is die gasheer van ’n driedaagse slypskool om ’n oplossing te probeer vind vir kinders wat op straat bly en werk en in konflik met die reg is.
Die adjunkminister, Bernadette Jagger, sê Namibië staar ’n groeiende uitdaging in die gesig met kinders wat om verskeie redes op straat bly weens onder meer mishandeling, verwaarlosing tuis, groepsdruk en armoede. Volgens haar moet deelnemers aan die slypskool met die beste beleidsrigtings vorendag kom om die uitdaging te takel.
“Op straat staar kinders baie uitdagings in die gesig en wat blootstelling aan moeilike omstandighede insluit. Hoewel kinders wat op straat woon, oorwegend seuns is, styg die aantal meisies en wissel die ouderdomme van 12 tot 16 jaar,” het Jagger gesê.
Sy het bygevoeg sommige van die kinders werk op die strate en keer later in die dag huis toe, terwyl ander kinders se ouers ook haweloos is. Sommige van die kinders op straat is van ander lande wat Namibië sonder ouertoesig binnegekom het.
“Ons ervaring met kinders in hierdie kategorie wys sterk verbintenisse moet doeltreffende strategieë in ingrypings ondersteun, omdat die kind tydperke kan hê waarin hulle weer na die strate terugkeer. Dié gevalle vereis spesiale aandag en toesig,” sê Jagger.
Nog ’n uitdaging is die gebruik van middels soos petrol, alkohol en dwelms wat ingrypingstrategieë bemoeilik.
Dit kom saam met gesondheids- en gedragskwessies wat by tye ’n gevaar vir ander inhou.
Maggy Katimba, ’n superintendent by ’n veilige hawe vir dié kinders, sê die kwessie van kinders wat op strate bly, behoort nie net aan die regering alleen oorgelaat word nie, omdat dit iets is wat die insette van almal vereis. - Nampa

Similar News

 

OM support for communities

5 days ago - 24 November 2021 | Social Issues

In the last two quarters of 2021, Old Mutual supported various community project initiatives to the tune of N$63 000. This included support of the...

Down Syndrome Day celebrated with pop-in festival

1 week ago - 18 November 2021 | Social Issues

“FNB Namibia, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation, has been a proud sponsor of the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia (DSAN) for several years. We joined...

App to help hearing impaired

1 week ago - 18 November 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected]“I urge every Namibian to make a special effort to become a campaigner for people with disabilities,” the Deputy Minister for Disability Affairs...

Music keeping kids off the streets

1 week ago - 18 November 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] the first lockdown last year, the Amazing Grace Brass Band was established in Katutura to keep children who could not go to...

Fate of Omaheke’s San in the spotlight

1 week ago - 17 November 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected] ministry in the presidency responsible for gender equality, poverty eradication and social welfare responded to questions about the condition of San members...

Special support for SPCA

1 week ago - 16 November 2021 | Social Issues

The SPCA recently hosted its annual Animals by Night fundraiser – a fun evening bringing animal lovers, sponsors, and talented Namibian artists together in aid...

Agt maatskaplike werkers vir die hele Khomas

2 weeks ago - 15 November 2021 | Social Issues

Windhoek • [email protected]’n Petisie wat die haglike werksomstandighede van maatskaplike werkers uitlig en geskryf deur ’n groep maatskaplike werkers in die Khomasstreek aan die ministerie...

Nampol donates to Otjomuise soup kitchen

2 weeks ago - 15 November 2021 | Social Issues

As part of the seventh national conference of the Namibian Police Women's Network (Nampol), officers handed over food and hygiene items to those in need,...

Heart for Groot Aub’s furry friends

2 weeks ago - 12 November 2021 | Social Issues

FNB, through the FirstRand Namibia Foundation, supported the Namibian Animal Welfare Association (NAWA) with N$100 000 towards veterinary consulting room services in Groot Aub -...

Own ‘baby saver box’ for Gobabis

2 weeks ago - 10 November 2021 | Social Issues

Gobabis • [email protected]’s second baby saving box in which women can leave their babies that they cannot care for, without fear of persecution, has been...

Latest News

Kiddie Sport remains a hit

14 hours ago | Sports

Since 1992, Kiddie Sport has been introduced to most pre-primary and primary schools in the capital, which means that the programme has been taking place...

Big cheque for Autism Association

15 hours ago | Sports

The Nedbank for Autism Series has again shown spectators far and wide why it is one of the most influential sought after golfing events on...

Things to consider when buying...

15 hours ago | Agriculture

Windhoek • Hanks SaisaiCrop farming is an agricultural activity that involves the tilling or cultivation of the land to ensure its preparedness before a farmer...

16 completed projects handed over

1 day - 28 November 2021 | Environment

The Empower to Adapt: Creating Climate Change Resilient Livelihoods Through Community Based Natural Resource Management in Namibia (CBNRM EDA) Project officially handed over 16 completed...

The role of CSR as...

1 day - 28 November 2021 | Opinion

Windhoek • Marlize HornCorporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a broad term, but in essence it is the ownership that a company takes for its role...

Lifers make bid for early...

1 day - 28 November 2021 | Justice

Windhoek • [email protected] men sentenced to ultra-long imprisonments including life, are battling to be released on parole after serving more than half of their jail...

Munisipale bateregister uiteindelik in plek

4 days ago - 25 November 2021 | Government

Windhoek • [email protected] Windhoek munisipaliteit sê sy bateregister is voltooi ten spyte van kommer wat deur die kantoor van die ouditeur-generaal (OG) geopper is dat...

Osona area hit by veld...

4 days ago - 25 November 2021 | Disasters

Although the veld fires in the area surrounding Windhoek have calmed down recently, several major fires broke out countrywide yesterday. This image shows a fire...

Rolspelers vergader oor straatkinders

4 days ago - 25 November 2021 | Social Issues

Die ministerie in die presidensie verantwoordelik vir geslagsgelykheid, armoede-uitwissing en maatskaplike welsyn is die gasheer van ’n driedaagse slypskool om ’n oplossing te probeer vind...

Load More