Monday, May 7, 2007

Jackson Kariuki

Jackson M. Kariuki was born in Kenya. His focus and work is with the children, and he has done extensive research with ‘children who live and/or work on the streets’ at Masters level in Theology and Sociology. He hopes to pursue this at PhD level.

In his chapter, The Voices of Street children in Durban Shelters, Jackson presents a powerful account of the lives, concerns, anxieties, hopes, desires and aspirations of Durban children living in shelters. This is drawn from his recently completed Masters dissertation on street children and the agencies that deal with them in Durban. He argues that their views need to be solicited by adults and taken into account when planning shelters for them and the regulations which govern these.

Kariuki, Jackson. 'The Voices of Street children in Durban Shelters', in Rob Pattman and Sultan Khan (Eds.), Undressing Durban (Durban: Madiba Press, 2007), pp. 182-189.