Evaluation of Feasibility of NGO Activities to Strengthen Social Economic Status of Youth Living with HIV: A Case of PASADA in Temeke Municipality

Kanza, Mary Geoffrey (2014) Evaluation of Feasibility of NGO Activities to Strengthen Social Economic Status of Youth Living with HIV: A Case of PASADA in Temeke Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This dissertation is a study about evaluation of feasibility of NGO activities to strengthen Socio Economic Status of youth living with HIV. It was guided by the following objectives: (i) to establish the methods used by the NGO to prepare youth living with HIV so as to become economically independent (ii) to find out challenges faced by the NGO economically supporting youth living with HIV/AIDS and to gather views of youths living with HIV/AIDS on activities and micro-projects that is of benefit to their social economic well being. The study was a case study in design, which was adopted in order to allow for an in-depth examination of the problem. 100 respondents were involved in the study using purposive sampling. Data were collected through questionnaires, interviews observations and documentary review. Analysis of data and information collected for this study applied both qualitative and quantitative methods. The case study was guided by three theories that include Feminist Social Work Theory, Maslow Hierarchy of needs and Youth Empowerment Theory. The majority of respondents had never reached higher level of education. Also, the income level of persons who were living with the youths interviewed was from the low income level. Implying that youths needed assistance that will bail them from HIV infection and the circles of poverty that confronted them in their daily lives. But, as the study revealed, HIV/AIDS is a social, cultural, and economic problem with which the young people are in particular severely affected by the epidemic. That NGO’s capability to assist youths living with HIV was about 70% but, it was learnt that PASADA’s source of support was to come to an end in 2016. Hence, concluded that locally sought Community Based Support has a better chance of improving SES of youths living with HIV at community level.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:31
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:31
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/556

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