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The Enveloped: A New Innovative Strategy of the Street Children – A Case Study

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THE ENVELOPED: A NEW INNOVATIVE STRATEGY OF THE STREET CHILDREN – A CASE STUDY

THESIS : STREET CHILDREN TODAY FIND WAYS AND MEANS TO ASKED FOR AN ALMS BY WAY OF GIVING AN ENVELOPED TO RIDING PUBLIC /PASSENGER FOR THEM TO EARN A LIVING? THEIR PARENTS TEND TO TOLERATE THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY BECAUSE THEY ENCOURAGED BY THOSE THEY PERCEIVE AS THEIR WAY AND SOURCES OF SURVIVAL.

I. Statement of the Purpose

A. Demographic profile of the children (background profile of the subject

1.1. Gender;

1.2. Age;

1.3. Number of Siblings;

1.4. Order of birth of the subjects;

1.5. Marital Status of Parents

1.6. Mother and Father’s

1.7 Educational Attainment

B. What behavioural characteristics are manifested by the children-subjects as observed by the parents and teachers in terms of:

4.1. Social Behaviour

4.2. Cultural Behaviour

C. What policy recommendations may be proposed based on the findings of the study?

D. How are these habits of the children-subject in terms of:

3.1. The total number of hours spent in the street during and after school days; and

3.2. The total number of hours spent in the street on weekends and or holidays

II. Definition and scope of the enveloped begging children.

III. Reasons why this enveloped begging children was tolerated by their parents;

A. Common explanation : poverty

B. Other explanation such as;

1. Resources

2. Traditional ideology

3. Institutional Response

a. Police

b. Child Psychologist

c. Social worker

d. Court

e. Community and environment

IV. Solutions

A. Public awareness

B. Crisis lines

C. Legislation

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION:

A. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY.

In this age of brisk and technological progress, modern-day Philippine society is beset by numerous maladjustments and crucial tribulations challenging the best powers of national leaders and social scientist.

This research undertakes to present simple as possible the basic concepts of sociology and anthropology that would contribute towards awareness and clearer understanding of the social conditions that are perceived as social problems. It is also meant to let researcher, professionals, academe, as well as the students realize that the said tribulations are capable of solutions through collective action of the citizens of the country or should I say from us. It can be indispensable source of research especially for the growing numbers of Indigenous People (IP’s) now in the metropolis and it is timely and relevant investigation for our topic is the Enveloped beggars: A New Innovative Strategy of Badjao’s street children socio economic aspect of survival; A Social Search Investigations and Assessment. It is a research study in related to social and scientific issues. The study presents needed materials in a concise and thorough manner geared to current educational trends and adopted to the academe as part of their continuing tools on a broader aspect.

The growing number Badjao in Manila has been identified by many concern organizations particularly the Non-Government Organizations (NGO) and some private organizations are fast alarming that many of them responded to the interest of violations of human dignity, violations, exploitations and most probably abuse.

One of the respondent and concern NGO is the Sun for All Children (SFAC), a child social institution wherein one of its basic aims is to provide educational assistance to this Indigenous People (IP) and become productive and model citizen of their ethnic groups.

Who are the Badjao’s? The Bajaus are a Filipino Muslim Ethnic group nomadic, seafaring people often referred to as sea gypsies and group of boat dwellers people. They came from two (2) tribes, the Bajau tribes and Bajau Laut tribes. Bajau Laut tribes are known as the sea gypsy people like other island people of the Pacific Ocean in southern Philippines and other small islands. Their religion is Sunni Muslim.

They originated from Zamboanga, Basilan, Jolo provinces, Tawi-Tawi and scattered throughout the Sulu Archipelago in Philippines.

For many years Bajau Laut lived in the ocean and travelled using lepa-lepa, a handmade boat which many lived in.

The ocean is still their main source of living - fishing, collecting clams and mussels, and pearl farming.

Bajau are peace loving people, known to be very gentle and shy indigenous people, trustworthy in spite of being illiterate. They love to sing and dance the "IGAL"

Most of their ancestor’s are known to be living peacefully and survive by way of catching fish and other sea foods, very few of them were engaged in planting and most has to eat crop roots vegetables and fruits that naturally grows near swamps. Culturally speaking, this Indigenous People is popularly peace loving kind, very close family ties as you can see most of their households are composed of 2 to 3 families. Bajau houses are built and stands near the sea which is made of bamboo and wooden scraps and coconut leaves. There is no furniture or rooms, just a single space for everything like washing, bathing, cooking, sleeping and used as toilet.

Fishing, building boats, and working with iron are primarily male occupations. Women generally weave mats and market pottery. Their staple food is cassava which is dried by pressing very tightly in clothes and cooked without oil and other sea products.

The Bajau are 100% illiterate that kept them from acquiring basic services such as proper

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