Reviving a forgotten custom : an evaluation of a community based mentoring intervention - the Jamestown USIKO Youth Project

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dc.contributor.advisor Naidoo, A. V.
dc.contributor.author Fabrik, Carmen Janine en_ZA
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dept. of Psychology.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-09T08:15:56Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-09T11:09:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-09T08:15:56Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2010-07-09T11:09:08Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/3391
dc.description Thesis (MA (Psychology))--University of Stellenbosch, 2007.
dc.description.abstract While children are young, they look to their parents for all their needs; they expect them to have the answers to all their questions. When they enter adolescence they go in search of their own answers. If they do not find guidance at home or with other responsible adults within their community, they may start to look to their peers for advice, information, and direction. “Earlier work on gangs in South Africa has suggested that the effects of poverty and Apartheid’s massive social engineering created social stress to which gangs were a teenage response. The result of this uprooting and neglect is that the solid core of contributing adult members crumbles, and the institutions that provide the foundations of community fall apart. The community safety net is left in tatters. Parents, exhausted by long hours required to make ends meet or demoralized by their inability to cope with the hardships of poverty, may turn to drugs and alcohol. Kids are left on their own in …. adultless communities.” (Sarah Van Gelder as cited in Pinnock, 1997, p.5) To counteract these negative social patterns that prevail in disadvantaged communities, a community based intervention was conceptualised to provide youth at risk with a rites of passage diversion programme. In 2001, a programme called the Community Building Leadership Programme was developed and piloted by USIKO in partnership with the University of Stellenbosch and a peri-urban community in Jamestown, near Stellenbosch. Twenty-one boys (mentees) and thirteen men (mentors) from Jamestown and the surrounding areas were selected to be pioneers in this process. This thesis expounds the experiences and recommendations of the thirteen men who were the entrepreneurs of the first Jamestown USIKO Youth Project. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Counseling of teenage boys -- South Africa -- Stellenbosch en_ZA
dc.subject Mentoring -- Psychological aspects en_ZA
dc.subject Counseling of problem youth -- South Africa -- Stellenbosch en_ZA
dc.subject USIKO Youth Project en_ZA
dc.subject Dissertations -- Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Theses -- Psychology en_ZA
dc.subject Assignments -- Psychology en_ZA
dc.title Reviving a forgotten custom : an evaluation of a community based mentoring intervention - the Jamestown USIKO Youth Project en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch


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