This chapter addresses two aspects of the research project ‘Mitaani hadi shuleni’ meaning ‘from the street into school’, carried out by a university with international civil society partners. First, the subjective well-being indicators of girls and their mothers (following the work of Moncrieﬀe 2009 and Sumner et al. 2009), and second, their journeys to the streets and the situation they ﬁnd themselves in when they get there, including understanding their experiences of mobilities and the spaces they occupy (following, for example, ideas of Porter and Mawdsley 2008 on mobility and Mannion 2010 on participatory space). This research has helped to understand the complexity of the girls’ lives on the streets and how interventions could contribute to changing their situation. This ﬁts with Hanson and Nieuwenhuys’ (2013) reconceptualisation of child rights that takes into account children’s complex realities and social justice.
|Title of host publication||Intergenerational Mobilities: Relationality, age and lifecourse|
|Editors||Lesley Murray, Sue Robertson|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Ltd.|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Oct 2016|
|Name||Intergenerational Mobilities: Relationality, age and lifecourse|