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dc.contributor.advisorLees, Marion Keim
dc.contributor.authorDreke, Dayana
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-30T11:05:10Z
dc.date.available2014-09-30T11:05:10Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11394/3729
dc.descriptionMagister Artium (Development Studies) - MA(DVS)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to answer the research question, if and how youth-oriented empowerment trainings like the one of the Chrysalis Academy are able to contribute positively to the social integration of ‘youth-at-risk’. The theoretical framework as the basis for the empirical field research includes the key concepts ‘youth-at-risk’, ‘socialization/social integration’, empowerment and resiliency. Using socialization theories, Gidden’s sociological structuration theory and Amartya Sen’s approach of development as freedom, the researcher assesses the Chrysalis Academy’s empowerment training as an alternative socialization process that aims at developing ‘youth-at-risk’ into self-aware, resilient and integrated role models with expanded choices. The research methodology utilized is the case study, combining different quantitative and qualitative research methods as participant observation, questionnaires, face-to-face interviews as well as focus group interviews to evaluate the long-term impact of the empowerment training from the graduates’ perspective. The outcomes of the data collection and analysis confirm the hypothesis that the Chrysalis Academy’s empowerment training has a positive effect on integrating young people ‘atrisk’,also through the higher level of resiliency that enables them to cope better with their challenging environments. To sum up, the Chrysalis Academy presents a good practice example for empowering ‘youth-at-risk’, however, it still needs to improve its aftercare program for the graduates to achieve sustainable success.14. November 2008en_US
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dc.subjectYouth-at-risken_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.subjectSocializationen_US
dc.subjectEmpowermenten_US
dc.subjectResiliencyen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectUnemploymenten_US
dc.subjectSocial integrationen_US
dc.subjectChrysalis academyen_US
dc.subjectSouth Africaen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of a youth empowerment programme for youth-at-risk: a case study of the chrysalis academy in Cape Town, South Africaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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