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 the 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.


Creator | Kaihanga
Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
Keywords | Kupu
African Youth, Heath, Wellbeing, Participatory Action Research, New Zealand.
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

African Youth Health and Well-Being: Participatory Action Research Project (October 2005). Evolve; Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand.

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