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Models, Developments, and Effects of Transborder Youth Volunteer Exchange Programs in Eastern and Southern Africa

Mati, Jacob Mwathi (2016) Models, Developments, and Effects of Transborder Youth Volunteer Exchange Programs in Eastern and Southern Africa. In: Perspectives on Volunteering: Voices from the South. Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies . Springer, Switzerland, pp. 129-148. ISBN 978-3-319-39897-6

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      Abstract

      This chapter applies Social Analysis Systems (SAS2) methodology in comparing the impacts of two transborder youth volunteer exchange programs in eastern and southern Africa. Specifically, it compares Canada World Youth South-to-South Young Leaders in Action and Southern Africa Trust’s SayXchange programs in South Africa, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Kenya on volunteers, host communities, and host organizations with a view to demonstrate their contributions to development and regional integration agenda. The findings indicate that enhancement of regional awareness and identity at grassroots level can be fostered through such regional youth volunteer exchange programs as they support African integration, social development, peace, and governance priorities. The governance and development implications at national and intergovernmental levels in Africa are to among other things, invest in transborder youth volunteer exchange programs, because these can bridge people-to-people interactions; aid regional identity formation; and assist in addressing common developmental, peace, and governance challenges.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Volunteering; Youth volunteer exchange programmes; Canada World Youth; SayXchange; Emotive & behavioral & cognitive impacts of volunteering; Eastern and Southern Africa; Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa.
      Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
      Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
      Depositing User: Jacob Mati
      Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 12:46
      Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 15:13
      URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9165
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