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
To compare the proportion of female in the home to that of male.
To make recommendation on the abandonment of babies based on my findings.
To findout the number of reported case of on sex.
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 THE SOCIETAL PROBLEMS OF THE MOTHERLESS BABIES
Neglection of babies is a societal problem base they are being treated as slaves/servant due to the absence of their mother.
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