Exploring formal and informal arrangements for care of orphans : a study in the Maseru District of Lesotho.

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dc.contributor.author Makape, Sylvia Makananelo
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-02T09:52:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-02T09:52:41Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03-02T09:52:41Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/6593
dc.description.abstract This study explores both formal and informal arrangements for care of orphans in the Maseru district of Lesotho. The study adopted a qualitative approach using both in-depth interviews and documentary research as the primary methods of data collection. The research findings show that care of orphans in Lesotho is predominantly in the hands of non-governmental and church based organisations. The government’s role is limited to the provision of technical support, including the formulation of policies and laws and some welfare grant provision in the form of free primary education. Care of orphans in the communities is undertaken not only by the extended family members of orphans, but also non-relation community members. It is clear however that while such informal arrangements might provide care and protection to orphan, many are struggling in the face of extreme hardship and poverty. A crisis of social reproduction is therefore increasingly apparent in Lesotho. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Orphans en
dc.subject Formal and Informal Institutions en
dc.subject Lesotho en
dc.title Exploring formal and informal arrangements for care of orphans : a study in the Maseru District of Lesotho. en
dc.type Thesis en


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