An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Louw-Potgieter, Joha en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Maposa, James Fungai en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-30T19:58:41Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-30T19:58:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Maposa, J. 2010. An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10673
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 84-87). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Youths living in foster care homes within South Africa are required by law to leave these places of care when they reach the age of majority (18). To assist the successful integration of these youths into society, services that include mentorship, daily life skills training, housing support, job training, healthcare, counselling services and educational scholarships can be provided to these youths prior to their aging out of care. All these services fall under the field of youth development, whose main function is to empower youths by fostering self-direction and skills development through encouraging personal responsibility in the health and physical, personal and social, cognitive and creative, vocational and civic arenas (Hudson, 1997). To assist male foster care youths living at the Homestead Children's Home in Khayelitsha, Mamelani Projects established a youth development programme named Project Lungisela in 2005. The established programme aims to prepare male youths living at the foster care home aged between 16 and 17 to become independent, responsible and contributing members of society after they graduate out of care (Mamelani Projects Annual Report, 2009). The focus of this outcome evaluation was to determine whether the programme had contributed to the successful integration of these at-risk youths into society. The first phase of the outcome evaluation involved the description of the intervention's activities and the intended outcomes for the youths after programme participation. The programme's medium-term outcomes consisted of the youths gaining work experience through internships and finding suitable accommodation prior to their aging out of care. Long term outcomes consisted of the youths gaining full time employment and living healthy, independent lives after transitioning out of care. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Programme Evaluation en_ZA
dc.title An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Commerce en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Institute for Monitoring and Evaluation en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Maposa, J. F. (2010). <i>An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Institute for Monitoring and Evaluation. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10673 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Maposa, James Fungai. <i>"An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Institute for Monitoring and Evaluation, 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10673 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Maposa JF. An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Commerce ,Institute for Monitoring and Evaluation, 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10673 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Maposa, James Fungai AB - Youths living in foster care homes within South Africa are required by law to leave these places of care when they reach the age of majority (18). To assist the successful integration of these youths into society, services that include mentorship, daily life skills training, housing support, job training, healthcare, counselling services and educational scholarships can be provided to these youths prior to their aging out of care. All these services fall under the field of youth development, whose main function is to empower youths by fostering self-direction and skills development through encouraging personal responsibility in the health and physical, personal and social, cognitive and creative, vocational and civic arenas (Hudson, 1997). To assist male foster care youths living at the Homestead Children's Home in Khayelitsha, Mamelani Projects established a youth development programme named Project Lungisela in 2005. The established programme aims to prepare male youths living at the foster care home aged between 16 and 17 to become independent, responsible and contributing members of society after they graduate out of care (Mamelani Projects Annual Report, 2009). The focus of this outcome evaluation was to determine whether the programme had contributed to the successful integration of these at-risk youths into society. The first phase of the outcome evaluation involved the description of the intervention's activities and the intended outcomes for the youths after programme participation. The programme's medium-term outcomes consisted of the youths gaining work experience through internships and finding suitable accommodation prior to their aging out of care. Long term outcomes consisted of the youths gaining full time employment and living healthy, independent lives after transitioning out of care. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme TI - An outcome evaluation of Mamelani Projects' Youth Development Programme UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10673 ER - en_ZA


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