Abuse And Neglect of Children With Disability As One of The Causes of Drop Out of School In Gatebe Sector, Burera District

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJHSS Journal
Volume 8 Issue 4
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Jean Damascene NGORORABANGA, Dr Gonzague HABINSHUTI
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Jean Damascene NGORORABANGA, Dr Gonzague HABINSHUTI, "Abuse And Neglect of Children With Disability As One of The Causes of Drop Out of School In Gatebe Sector, Burera District," SSRG International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, vol. 8,  no. 4, pp. 45-53, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942703/IJHSS-V8I4P108


The present study, “Abuse and neglect of abuse and neglect of children with disabilities as one of the causes of school drop out of school in Gatebe sector,” intended to examine to what extent do abuse and neglect of children with disabilities contributes to their drop out of school in Gatebe Sector and improving the community awareness about abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. Three objectives were addressed by the study, which was: To establish the effects of abuse that cause drop out of school in Gatebe sector among the children with disabilities. To investigate the effect of neglect of children with disabilities to their drop out of school, and to find out measures and strategies with the community to prevent abuse and neglect of children with disabilities. Different sampling techniques were used to get a sample size of 64 respondents from a population size of 181 respondents, such as purposive sampling, stratified random sampling, and simple random sampling techniques. The instruments of collecting data were questionnaires and an interview guide. The research is a convergent parallel design or a combined research design as it involves simultaneously collecting both quantitative and qualitative data, merging the data, and then uses the results to understand a research problem. The study revealed that children with disabilities were abused physically, emotionally, sexually, and psychologically whereas they experienced physical, emotional, educational, environmental, inadequate supervision, and medical neglect. Consequently, learners with disabilities become physically, emotionally, cognitively, psychologically, and behaviorally negatively affected and drop out of school. Half of the children with disabilities have dropped out of school due to abuse and neglect experienced by their families, at school, and community in general. Based on findings, families and the community, in general, had the will to abolish and preventing abuse and neglect of children with disabilities; however, they were facing challenges that hinder their attempts. To prevent abuse and neglect, the strategies and measures were suggested by respondents. The researcher suggested some recommendations in order to minimize the effects of abuse and neglects on CWDS dropout.


abuse, neglect, children, disability, school, dropout.


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