Ubuntu or hunhu perspective in understanding substance abuse and sexual behaviours of street children of Harare Central Business District

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Keywords: street children, ubuntu or hunhu, Pan-Africanism

Abstract

Very few academic studies have been conducted that interrogate substance abuse and sexual behaviours of the street children of the Harare Central Business District from the Ubuntu or Hunhu perspective. Over the years, the Western world theories and concepts have been used to explain the realities of these children. Ironically, when the street children engage in the substance abuse and various sexual behaviours it is seen as in contrast with moral values which is one of the cardinals of the Ubuntu or Hunhu perspective. The most crucial question is whose morals? The study is based on reviewing existing literature around Ubuntu or Hunhu perspective and streetism. The paper concludes by arguing for Ubuntu or Hunhu perspective in understanding the sexual behaviours of the street children of the Harare Central Business District.

Keywords: street children, ubuntu or hunhu, Pan-Africanism

Published
2020-04-03

Journal Identifiers


eISSN: 2409-5605
print ISSN: 1563-3934