Influence of Stakeholder Engagement on Performance of Street Children Rehabilitation Programmes in Nairobi County Kenya
Street children are a worldwide concern especially in Africa and other developing countries and this has led to an increase in street children rehabilitation programmes globally. Many of the street children have been rescued from street life and sheltered, sponsored in education and offered jobs by some of the rehabilitation projects centers. Despite the critical role played by stakeholder engagement in the performance of the rehabilitation programmes, studies seeking to determine the influence of stakeholder engagement in performance of street children rehabilitation programmes in Nairobi remain elusive. This study sought to determine influence of stakeholder engagement on performance of street children rehabilitation programmes. The purpose of this research was to determine influence of stakeholder engagement on performance of street children rehabilitation programmes in Nairobi County, Kenya. The research design that was used by this study is descriptive survey. The target population used for the study was 5 rehabilitation programmes where 70 respondents were selected as the study population. The study undertook a census where all the 70 study population was considered for the study. The primary data for this study was collected using the questionnaires and complemented by desk research hence ensuring that detailed and relevant information on the subject of study was collected. Qualitative data was analyzed through content analysis and presented in prose form. Quantitative data was presented using tables for ease of understanding and analysis. Descriptive statistics- mean and standard deviation were used to determine the extent to which stakeholders’ engagement influence performance of street children rehabilitation programmes. Inferential statistics-correlation and regression were done to determine the influence of stakeholder engagement on performance of street children rehabilitation programmes. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation analysis was carried out to examine the association between the variables. From the findings, the initiation stage of a project is a plan that encompasses stakeholder analysis and execution based on the analysis of the needs, interests and potential will influence the street children rehabilitation programmes. Effective budgeting and enhancing effective decision making as well as generating innovation through stakeholder engagement influence performance of the street children rehabilitation centers. The study concluded that stakeholder engagement is an essential business management practice. In a programme and project management environment, a stakeholder has an interest in the proposed change and can influence or impact the success of that change. The study recommended that legitimate and valid stakeholders need to be identified and their power and influence understood to manage their potential impact on the projects.
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