Statistical Analysis Of The Number Of Babies Admitted In The Motherless Baby Home (1995 – 2004)

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Statistical Analysis Of The Number Of Babies Admitted In The Motherless Baby Home (1995 – 2004)


Abstract


This study is a statistical analysis of the number of babies admitted in the motherless baby home (1995–2004). In the course of this research, attempts have been made to reveal several issues as the work was introduced generally. Painstaking efforts were made to explain various theoretical perspectives to the orphan hood in Nigeria. The number of orphans on the street increases everyday and the need for better life for them must be address sooner than later to help make a better environment free from security fears. In the next decade the number of orphans that will be admitted into orphanages is expected to rise as well


Chapter One


Introduction

1.1 Background of the Study

Motherless babies home refers to a place or a home whereby infant baby who has no female parent. While Orphan is one who loss both parents prematurely either through natural death or disaster.

Motherless is a situation whereby a baby or person lacks a female parent. Also motherless Babies home could define as an Institution where infant baby is kept whose mother is dead, abandoned or missing is received and look after them by a charitable organisation or individual, within any physical incident that took place in a while or in a specific period of time like war earthguare accidents etc render a number of children motherless, fatherless.

In most Africa’s for a example, a motherless baby is regarded as a servant or slave to others and they are treated merely without regard. Those whose parents is alive, since they don’t have any one back or rescue them out of their challenges.

In some other societies like America the motherless babies home and orphanages.

The main objective in this project has to do with the statistical analysis on the number of babies admitted in the motherless baby home in Enugu. That is why it is necessary to check critically into the extent to which the number of babies absorbs in the motherless baby homes within the Holy child motherless babies home Enugu.


1.2 Aims and Objectives

To find out whether the length of time it female babies to bread up is less than male child

  1. To compare the proportion of female in the home to that of male.
  2. To make recommendation on the abandonment of babies based on my findings.
  3. To find out the number of reported case of on sex.
  4. To verity some of the possible cases of child abandonment.

1.3 Scope and Coverage

This project covers the admission of inmates motherless babies home Enugu for a period of fen year (1995 – 2004).


1.4 Historical Background of Motherless Babies Home in Enugu

Enugu is the Capital City of the East Central State and for one time taken the seat of government of Eastern had an increased population due to the discovery of coal, this led to high migration of young school learners and other youths for better working opportunities and good living conditions.

To this good effect, there was also an increase in the number of natural obstacle and incidents which also coupled with the burdens and problems that follow. The government of this days found it difficult to tackle these increasing problems of hazard especially incidence of child abuse, incidence of child abandonment, death of young mother through labour and dither incidents where there is a very serious need for the immediate solution or way of eradicating them.

The childs motherless baby home which is one of the organisation concerned with the relief of suffering caused by natural disasters and for helping those that lost their parents (Orphans) through natural death or other disaster opened a child welfare center at Enugu to cater for the motherless and abandoned babies in order to alleviate the sufferings of their fathers or other relations who may be obliged to cater for the child.

The public or individuals also help immensely towards the up – keep of the motherless babies homes through charitable organization, churches etc moreover, subsidy also come from the government through the ministry of social welfare which also sends most of the inmates to the homes the Eurpses of the inmates in case of death are taken by the relatives of the dead baby on the ministry of social welfare as the case may be moreover death is not too rampant due to care exhibited on the inmates, both by the government, their relatives and also individuals.

One Major Problem of the Motherless Babies Home

One of the problem of the motherless babies home as follow is described below:

Finance: Finance is one of the major problem facing the homes for instance, it cost them a huge amount of money in running the homes i.e cost per child maintenance like their food for good refreshing their clothing their health incase of TU health.


1.5 Societal Problems of Orphans

In the world today children considered to be orphans go through a lot in their immediate society. Most of the time they go through negative experiences that in turn have psychological effect on them.

In Gwagwalada area council today, orphans are largely seen around motor parks, under bridges and even seen hawking for a living on the streets and highways. It is no secret that orphans are exposed to a lot of dangers in Gwagwalada, some of their plights and challenges are highlighted below.

  1. Exposure to illness- most orphans in Gwagwalada with no reasonable place to call a home are exposed to a great deal of illness , such a malaria. Pneumonia and HIV/AIDS just to mention but a few of them.
  2. They lack medical care-Lack of medical care or nobody to give medical assistance to them; These children when ill tend to go for self medication which itself is a danger that can lead to their premature death.
  3. They are used for child trafficking- with no sense of direction and nobody to caution them, these orphans are taking advantage of by evil minded people in the town, who use them as source of money making. Mostly used as prostitutes, drug dealings, modern day slavery etc.
  4. Political thug This children tools for politicians who use them to fight their political and personal battles. Thereby exposing them to dangers of being killed in the process. A good example can be seen today in the issue of Boko-Haram which has become a torn in the flesh of the country’s government.

Chapter Five


Summary of Findings, Conclusions and Recommendation

5.1 Summary

The research uncovers the pain orphans pass through in the Enugu east area council everyday. Some of the reasons for this causes or factors of child abandonment in the society were also treated during the cause of the research.
Chapter 3 of this work summaries the method used during the research; which includes the statistical package used (SPSS), correlation and regression was also used in the cause of the work to analyze data obtained from the orphanages.

Chapter 4 of this work contains all the result and interpretation of all the analysis done during the research; predictions of the future trend that admission of orphans will follow. Which is expected to rise at least for the next 11 years (2024).


5.0 Conclusion

In the course of this research, attempts have been made to reveal several issues as the work was introduced generally. Painstaking efforts were made to explain various theoretical perspectives to the orphan hood in Nigeria.

The number of orphans on the street increases everyday and the need for better life for them must be address sooner than later to help make a better environment free from security fears. In the next decade the number of orphans that will be admitted into orphanages is expected to rise as well.


5.2 Recommendations

Based on the findings from the research work, the following recommendations will be given;

  1. The government and stakeholders in the city should fund and support orphanages in the area to help improve their existing accommodation facilities, which will in a long run increase to number of orphans admitted.
  2. The government should help build facilities to accommodate many of these street orphans to avoid any form of security risk.
  3. Sex education should be encouraged to enlighten teenagers on the dangers of sex
  4. More jobs should be created or entrepreneurship encouraged by the government to avoid extreme cases of poverty.

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