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REASONS FOR THE INCREASING BLIND BEGGARS IN SAN PEDRO ST. DA

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REASONS FOR THE INCREASING BLIND BEGGARS IN SAN PEDRO ST., DAVAO CITY

SocSci3 09:00-10:00AM
Prof. Evangeline M. Guinto

Salili, Antony B.
Gripo, Glazier Anne C.

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CHAPTER I
The Problem and its background
I. Introduction
Chapter 2
Review of Related Literature
Many authors have studied the cause of blindness of people and how they turn to be a beggar, in line with their studies are the reasons and factors of increasing blind beggars in their specific country.
According to Dupe S. Ademola-Popoola and Tanimola M. Akande2 2010. The cause of blindness in this cohort was largely corneal disease rather than reticular pathology. Inaccessibility to or failure of the formal rehabilitation and social welfare systems may have caused this psychosocial dilemma. The high level of social and family interaction provides opportunity for organized preventive ophthalmology, community health care services and psychosocial care.

Whereas, Mosunmola F. Tunde-Ayinmode in 2010, stated that, Most participants in his study were blind persons and engaged in street begging for their livelihood. Most subjects desired a job change, signifying dissatisfaction with the present occupation.
Chapter 3
Research Methodology

This research was undertaken to determine some factors that affect the interest of the blind beggars in San Pedro St., Davao City.
This chapter presents the method of research used by the researchers, the survey population, survey instrument, and collection of data.
Chapter IV
Summary of Findings, Conclusions, Recommendations
Bibliography

This research focuses on beggars with disability, specifically, beggars who are disabled b blindness.
Blind beggars are common sight in big cities, particularly in Davao City, at some portion in San Pedro Street. Clothed in rags, shivering with cold, they can be seen everywhere begging in the name of God.
But, what are some reasons why they chose that certain place? What are the causes why they’re at that specific street in our city? Enough pondering, as we unearth the questions that borders your cognizance.

To examine into specifics of this investigation, the following questions were answered:
1. What factors considering the place, interest blind beggars more in choosing San Pedro St. as their begging area?
2. What are the reasons behind their story as they became a blind person?
3. What are the reasons behind their story as they became a beggar?
4. How do they find the working place?
In terms of:
A. Earning
B. People
C. Environment


This study was conducted to assess and comprehend the different reasons that heighten the interest of blind people to beg in San Pedro St. Davao City.

This study is delimited to comprehension of blind people in line with what interest them to beg. The concentration of this research is to show the reasons of their interest.

This study also focused on the practical knowledge, skills, competence, and attitudes of blind beggars as affected by these reasons.
The terms below are defined conceptually and operationally to furnish a common ground for understanding, clarity, and communication between the researchers and the readers.
Reason
Increasing
Beggar
Begging
Blind

II. Statement of the Problem
III. Scope and Limitation
IV. Definition of Terms
The study employed an interview with open-ended questions as main instrument to gather data on the assessment of factors that interests most of the respondents.

The research phase was conducted during the 1st semester of School Year 2012-2013 entailing the following activities:

1. Interview questions was drafted and formulated by the researchers.

2. The researchers locate a place where they will conduct an interview.

3. Researchers asked permission towards blind beggars to make them as the sample respondents.

4. After retrieving sufficient information, the researchers made the interpretation and then prepared the summary of findings, conclusion and recommendations.
I. Research Method
II. Respondents
III. Instrumentation
IV. Data Gathering Procedure
The study used the observational type of method or research.
The field research done entails extensive notes based on observations of and interviews with the respondents.
A detailed report with analysis is written and reported constituting the study of this individual case.
This research study selected blind beggars working in San Pedro St. in different age, sex, and their length of work in the said street. A total of 6 respondents were asked to answer the interview questions thrown to them developed by the researchers regarding the information needed for which this study is used.
Based on the findings, the researchers have drawn the following conclusions.
1. Blind beggars are physically incapable of doing any work. The only way of getting food open to them is begging.
2. Blind beggars can’t find specific jobs that suits to their personalities.
3. When some people see the trade of begging flourishing and beggars earning their livelihood in a very easy way, they enter the profession.
4. Even though there are rare job that blind persons can work, some criminals when they come back from jails are not treated sympathetically by society.
5. They find San Pedro Street as a place where there are countless people which give them an extra opportunity to earn more for their living.
6. There are no rules and regulations concerning beggars at this place, or if there’s any, it is not strictly imposed.
7. There are many beggars at this place that found that it is a profitable way of earning, which leads to their interest about the job and place.
After drawing conclusions, the researchers offered the following recommendation for implementation and for further study in the future:

1. It is our moral duty to help the weak, the hungry and the suffering people.
2. They must be apprehended, taught and train home-made art crafts and made to work.
3. Government should start its own institutions, where blind and other helpless people may find shelter.
4. Government should also pass laws, which should make begging by persons below a certain age a crime. Many people with sound health and in their prime become beggars. The law should prevent such people from begging.
5. They should be given enough attention, be it in medical or emotional aspect.
I. Summary of Findings
II. Conclusions
III. Recommendations
Based on the analysis and interpretation of the data gathered, the researchers arrived at the following findings:
1. Four of the blind beggars belong to the middle age brackets (ages 41 – 45 years old). Nobody belong to the age bracket of 66 – 70 years old but there is one respondent who belongs to 71 years old and above, there is only 1 who belong to 25 years old and below.

2. There are a total of 2 respondents who are female and 4 who are male. However, the respondents each have a company which totaled also to 6.

3. All of them belong to a single community somewhere in Toril, Davao City, where they all live.

4. They belong to one organization .

5. Two (2) of the beggars became blind due to Cataract ,the other one (1) said that it commenced from a measles (tigdas) , another one (1) alleged that it was inborn, and the other two (2) blind beggars believed that it originates from a transparent fluid inside the forward part of the eye that does not drain normally and excess pressure has been built up within the eye or also called Glaucoma.
Internet

• www.independentliving.org
• www.blind.netw
• www.publishyourarticles.net
• http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/04/blind-beggars-face-an-uncertain-future-in-south-africa/
• http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/blind
• http://archive.org/stream/ourbeggarproblem029789mbp/ourbeggarproblem029789mbp_djvu.txt
• http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2991452/
• sap.sagepub.com
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• https://www.google.com.ph/search?newwindow=1&q=related+literature+about+blind++beggars+in+the+street&oq=related+literature+about+blind++beggars+in+the+street&gs_l=serp.3...29773.31486.0.32841.7.7.0.0.0.0.191.903.1j6.7.0....0...1c.1.27.serp..5.2.257.jtkFc4flVMU
• http://www.nineteenthcenturydisability.org/items/show/12
• http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/increasing
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