A biblical approach to the reduction of child poverty in Anambra state, Nigeria

HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Title A biblical approach to the reduction of child poverty in Anambra state, Nigeria
Creator Echeta, Uzonna F.
Subject — Child poverty; Biblical intervention; Child deprivation; Child abuse; Child labour; Anambra state
Description Child poverty reduction is one of the most important and urgent tasks that requires attention in most regions of the world, nations and Anambra state specifically. The population of impoverished children is progressively increasing in Nigeria because of economic recession and poor security situations that lead to displacement and death of their parents. Although children constitute half of the entire population, commensurate attention is not given to them to match the dimensions of poverty they face. This study argued that child poverty is multidimensional, evidenced in lack of safe drinking water, adequate nutrition, shelter, decent sanitation, medical advice or health services (immunisations) and education, to mention a few. The article highlighted the laudable efforts of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Anambra government and maintained that multiple strategies can help in solving this problem. To complement these efforts, the enforcement of biblical policies or principles about children’s rights would in no small measure reduce child poverty. It was concluded that a proper repositioning of children would be matched with implementation of biblical strategies. Biblical intervention could help children socially, mentally and psychologically and in their general well-being. Biblical principles would erase wrong socio-cultural notions about children.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2020-06-11
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/hts.v76i4.5565
Source HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies; Vol 76, No 4 (2020); 9 pages 2072-8050 0259-9422
Language eng
Relation https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5565/15180 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5565/15179 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5565/15181 https://hts.org.za/index.php/hts/article/view/5565/15178
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