'n Opvoedkundige intervensieprogram vir vroulike plaasbewoners gerig op inkomstegenerering : vervaardiging van interieurprodukte / Tanya du Plessis
Du Plessis, Tanya
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Poverty is a reality facing farm workers in South Africa. These communities are characterized by extreme poverty with the women facing the worst conditions. One of the main causes of poverty in these communities is illiteracy and the lack of skills to generate an income to provide in their basic needs. The general objective of this study was to use an educational intervention program to develop the practical skills of female farm dwellers and to make them aware of how the skills could possibly be used to generate a second income which could lead to an improvement in their living conditions. The specific objectives were to plan and develop an educational intervention program, to implement the program to develop the female farm dwellers' practical skills and to make recommendations on how the female farm dwellers can possibly use their acquired skills to generate a second income. The research strategy included an in depth literature study on poverty, farm workers, adult education, community development, capacity building, income generation and intervention research. A conceptual framework was developed from the obtained literature. Data was obtained using both qualitative and quantitative methods: the development in skills of the respondents was measured using nine practical pre-and post-tests. The products of the respondents were evaluated by two assessors to determine if the quality was satisfactory to possibly sell. Structured focus group discussions were conducted to evaluate the presentation of the program. The conclusion can be made that the practical skills of the women were developed, but the products were not of sufficient quality to sell for income generation purposes. It is recommended that the women practice these skills to produce products of sufficient quality to sell.
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