Enhancing Community Living Standards Through Entrepreneurship and Business Skills Trainings: A Case Of Positive Change Foundation- Manzese Darajani

Sangwa, Abdulaziz (2013) Enhancing Community Living Standards Through Entrepreneurship and Business Skills Trainings: A Case Of Positive Change Foundation- Manzese Darajani. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The project was implemented in Manzese and it started with a participatory community needs assessment (CNA). This assessment aimed to identify strengths and weaknesses of the ward. The sample for the study was randomly and purposively selected where by 80 respondents had both full participation and control of the whole exercise. A thorough field research as well as library research which include reading and reviewing text books, internet materials, journals, pamphlets and newspapers, were used to collect primary and secondary data. The study employed four research methods namely Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), in-depth interviews, questionnaires and a participatory observation to gather information which was analysed by using qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods. The project’s main goal was to “enhance young people’s abilities to take up productive livelihoods and employment opportunities that contribute to their fight against income poverty”. The project main objective was “to reduce income poverty among young people by increasing economic security by the end of the project, through the provision of entrepreneurship and business training”. In the monitoring and evaluation exercise, 50 households and the members of PCF participated. These respondents participated in FGDs, key informant interviews, observation and questionnaire interviews. This project was also pre-tested for sustainability purposes and it was proven to be sustainable.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/831

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