First of all I would like to thank the heavenly Father for giving me the health and strength to do this School Based Assessment (SBA), without him nothing is possible. The successful completion of this study would not have been possible without the assistance and cooperation of the number of person. Consequently, I would like to thank one of my social studies teacher for providing me with a very good statistics, and a great big thanks to the people of down town Montego Bay for co operating and for giving their honest opinions. I also wish to thank the following personnel for being a constant source of encouragement and assistance, my mother Miss , my sisters, my friends of the body and my present teacher Miss Johnson. I give thanks to the E-Leaning lab for providing me with very useful assistance with the internet. Special thanks to , High school for a small support of opinion. Thanks everyone I appreciate your help and the hard work you have put into it.
Montego Bay is the second city of Jamaica. It is located in the parish of St.James. This parish is also the major tourism attraction of the country. I have been living in Montego Bay all my life and within this time I have notice the numerous children living on the on the street for specific reasons such as: Abandonment of children by parents after divorce or separation, Physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse, homelessness etc. I had an experience that led me to do this question for my SBA, “One day as I sat down town having a conversation with my friend, I had a drink in my hand which I was drinking, and out of nowhere came this little boy, he took the drink right out of my hand and run as fast as he could. The moment I saw him I knew he was one of those children living on the street so I did not even bother to curse I just kept calm.” Personally, I took this into consideration and believe that I could further my research on this issue. I have also put into consideration of where the children eat and sleep, even though they are living on the street, so I decided to further my research by allowing some of the children to give me a tour of where they sleep and the food they eat, the sight was saddening and heart- breaking. The children brought to an abundant building, under a bridge, even over by dump-up beach on the sand where some of them sleep in the nights, there were cardboards, mattress that were thrown away by people and wet sponges. My heart became full when I saw the condition that these children were living in and the struggle are going throw for a daily meal. I have therefore decided to conduct a survey to investigation and voice my option about the children on the street.
Procedures used to collect data
A total of 50 questionnaires were prepared and given to the residents living in the community of Montego Bay. It was expected that at least 40 of these will returned. I therefore decided to choose the community by the process of random selection, which will cater for all the requirements mentioned above. The numbers of all the residents in the community were written, each on a slip of paper. Each slip of paper was folded and placed in a box, which was closed and shaken vigorously to ensure a thorough mixture of the numbers. A total of 47 slips were then drawn from the box, one after the other, while the box is been shaken in the process.
Method of investigation
In order to collect data from the survey, I have decided to use printed questionnaires. The questionnaires were used as a form of tool for collecting data. This provided a number of advantages over an actual interview: It saves time
It could be done at any convenient time for the persons doing it It guarantees confidentiality to respondents since no name is required. I interviewed children on the streets and ask of their residence and why they were on the streets Research-social...
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