Increasing self-employment awareness to youth by providing entrepreneurship training”, A case study of Kinyerezi Mbuyuni Camp in Kinyerezi ward Ilala-district

Israel, Lusajo (2013) Increasing self-employment awareness to youth by providing entrepreneurship training”, A case study of Kinyerezi Mbuyuni Camp in Kinyerezi ward Ilala-district. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The objective of the project was to ensure that youth are capable of employing themselves and aware of gender, expecting that by the end of the project youth become gender sensitive as well as competent and establish activities to improve their lives. The project came as a result of Community Needs Assessment (CNA) done in Kinyerezi ward to explore the strength, assets as well as challenges they face so as to come up with the project as a solution to the prioritised need. The assessment was participatory and employed participatory observation, focus group discussions, in-depth interview and questionnaires to collect data, where by both qualitative and quantitative data were collected and analysed using Statistical Package for Social Scientist for quantitative data and content analysis for qualitative data. The findings revealed that there are various challenges such as lack of; market, enough education, volunteerism, and enough government support, and unemployment, access to loans, saving culture, entrepreneurship training, reliable transport and communication, enough security as well as health services. The study used pair wise ranking and the community chose unemployment as the prioritised need. That led to the formulation of the project titled, “Increasing self-employment awareness to youth by providing entrepreneurship training “case study of Kinyerezi Mbuyuni Camp in Kinnyezi ward Ilala-District. As a matter of facts it is crucial to provide education and trainings which prepare a certain individual to employ him or herself and get out of poverty and in turn reduce the problem of poverty from the community to the national level.

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 11:56
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/914

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