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Title:The role of the Church in the care of street children in Africa
Author:Olubanke, Akintunde DorcasISNI
Periodical:African Journal of Biblical Studies
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:street children
Abstract:The phenomenon of children living on the street is an escalating problem in any African city. This paper first discusses the causes of this phenomenon, including social causes, economic woes, political instability and broken families. Next, it explores what can be done about the problem by the Church, suggesting that the Church should intensify its teaching on sexual abstinence and marriage principles, and should provide a refuge for street children, where they can sleep, have meals and can be schooled. Worthy of emulation by the Church in Africa are the activities of WATOTO, an offshoot of the Pentecostal Church of Uganda. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]