|Type||Thesis or Dissertation - Master in Social Work|
|Title||Evaluation of Feasibility of NGO Activities to Strengthen Social Economic Status of Youth Living with HIV: A Case of PASADA in Temeke Municipality|
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.
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