Street children and substance abuse in Zambia
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Published by The Centre, Commonwealth Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia, [London] .
Written in English



  • Zambia.,
  • Zambia


  • Street youth -- Drug use -- Zambia.,
  • Street youth -- Zambia -- Social conditions.

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Edition Notes

Statementreport prepared for WHO Project on Substance Abuse by Rose Mtonga [with assistance of Richard M. Mkandawire and Magna Aidoo] on behalf of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, Africa Centre.
ContributionsMkandawire, Richard., Aidoo, Magna., WHO Project on Substance Abuse., Commonwealth Youth Programme. Africa Centre.
LC ClassificationsHV875.58.Z33 M76 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1055390M
LC Control Number93849632

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The study targeted street children in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru and Kadoma and involved interviewing a sample of street children in the five urban areas. One hundred and thirty-five () street children were interviewed in Harare, 55 in Bulawayo, 27 in Mutare, 28 in Gweru and 12 in Kadoma. Their ages ranged from a. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Education in Selected Secondary Schools in Zambia: Policy Guidelines used Isaac Masiye1, Daniel Ndhlovu2 1,2University of Zambia, School of Education Lusaka. Zambia Abstract: Drug and alcohol abuse is a growing social and public health problem among secondary school learners in Size: KB. Street children' networks, which they create through their interactions, are important for their continued survival on the streets. in which there is violence or alcohol abuse, and in which. Children often turn to substance abuse as a way of escaping the harsh realities of life on the street. Street children face stigma and discrimination as they are labelled as criminal vagrants. Periodical round-ups, and brutality from the police, reinforce street children’s criminalisation, and prevent these children from gaining the support.

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