This project aimed to strengthen the well-being of African Youth in Wellington
by identifying issues they face, and developing strategies to address the
issues. The project was implemented by Evolve, Post-graduate students from
Victoria University and by African Youth in Wellington; using a Participatory
Action Research Model. This participatory process involved the Youth
becoming project partners – sharing in research design, implementation and
presentation. Techniques such as mapping, drama, and focus group
discussions were used. The research process aimed not only to research and
develop tangible actions for change, but also to build capacity of the Youth.
The most pertinent issues facing African Youth are interaction with the police
and the legal system, sexual health and well-being, intergenerational tension,
and interaction with teachers and the education system. A range of specific
action strategies to meet the issues were developed by the youth.
- Citation: African Youth Health and Well-Being: Participatory Action Research Project (October 2005). Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand.
- Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
- Creator: Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington
- Language: English
- Publisher: Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington
- Year: 2005-10-03
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