The current COVID-19 health crisis and lockdown will have large, additional negative effects on the social and economic situation of youth. To gain a better understanding of what those effects will be, SALDRU has partnered with UNICEF to design and distribute a survey via the UNICEF U-report platform. This month, the multi-partner team joins forces with the HSRC.
Throughout 2019, the BPS team worked to complete the design and implementation plan of a comprehensive support package for young people in South Africa who are NEET. Now, in 2020, with renewed support from the Capacity Building Programme for Employment Promotion, located in GTAC, the team enters the preparatory stage to roll out pilot sites in several parts of the country at the beginning of 2021.
Prof. Cally Ardington has led a SALDRU team to evaluate some of the work done by the Funda Wande NGO on educational interventions. Funda Wande was invited by the Eastern Cape Department of Education to pilot their in-service coaching model in primary schools in the province. The SALDRU researchers were charged with conducting an impact evaluation of the programme.