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Reuniting the street children with their caregivers or enabling them to start a new life independently is one of the best sustainable ways of dealing with the street children menace. This study sought to investigate how the rehabilitation programs influence the adaption process of former street children and the challenges affecting the process. This study used the mixed-method approach, through which quantitative and qualitative data were collected and analysed separately but discussed together. Data was collected from former street children, social workers, and parents or guardians. The data was collected using a questionnaire, interview schedule, and focus group discussions considering all ethical issues. The quantitative data were analysed using SPSS version 25, and the qualitative data were analysed thematically. The study established that most of the respondents were adapting well and were very happy to have been accepted by their families despite the fact that some were struggling to get basic needs. Inadequate resources back home were identified as the main challenge in adapting. Other challenges mentioned included abuse and neglect by parents and guardians and a lack of job opportunities, particularly after vocational training. The study recommends more investments to uplift the parents' living standards and scholarships to support the school-going, reintegrated street children.
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