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Category: Youth Development

Giving youth alternatives: The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme

10 April 2018

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme implemented in the June/July, December/January and Easter school holidays.  This Western Cape Government Department of Community Safety (DoCS) initiative is in its sixth year and targets children and youth aged 14-21 years living in high priority crime areas […]

IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE FUN WITH DATA COLLECTION

3 April 2018

Storyboarding is an enjoyable way of collecting in-depth qualitative data. Our team used storyboarding, together with survey questionnaires, to collect data from participants in the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Strategic and Results-based Evaluation of the Youth Leadership Development for Community Safety Training Intervention. Youth leaders and South African […]

ASPIRES : Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening

13 February 2018

Creative Consulting & Development Works recently had the pleasure to complete a fascinating research study for a remarkable client, FHI360. Our research team travelled to Ingwavuma Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, on 22nd of January 2018 to present the findings of the completed Synergy Study. The Study was Funded by America’s FHI360 […]

Careers shape futures: supporting emerging evaluators

18 October 2017

Choosing a career path can be a daunting or exciting journey for anyone, young or old. But when you are younger, the possibilities are endless and exploring them can become life-changing. When Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by the South African Institute of International Affairs as well […]

The Courage to Learn

13 October 2017

It takes courage for a funder of a programme to receive feedback on what has worked, and what has not worked. It takes even more courage to share this with an audience that includes donors and other powerful stakeholders. This is what Zenex Foundation did at its Breakfast Seminar in […]

Evaluation improves lives

9 November 2015

With the title “Using Evaluation to Improve People’s Lives”, the  5th Biennial SAMEA Conference invited participants to go back to the beginning and consider the fundamental questions of “why do we do what we do?” and “what are we trying to achieve?” “This year’s SAMEA Conference served as a debriefing […]

Using evaluation to create the world we want

19 October 2015

Established in November 2005, the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) strives to cultivate a vibrant community that will support, guide and strengthen the development of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) as an important discipline, profession and instrument for empowerment and accountability in South Africa – used in a manner […]

CCR Public Dialogues: Homosexuality in Africa

24 October 2014

For more than a decade, Creative Consulting & Development Works has served as an incubator for emerging development practitioners by providing them with interesting and valuable internship placements in research, monitoring and evaluation, communications and project management.  if i could… offers internships that focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, […]

Education was my Saving Grace: Interview with Author Maria Phalime

8 July 2014

After several years of practising medicine, Soweto-born  Maria Phalime reached a realisation that it was time for her to put her career as a doctor behind her (she quit). Today, Maria is an acclaimed award-winning author of a non-fiction memoir, Postmortem: The Doctor Who Walked Away, based in Cape Town. […]

Youth Day: How far has South Africa come since 1976?

16 June 2014

Every 16 June, South Africans across the country share in the celebration of Youth Day. This national holiday is for remembrance of the thousands of youths, who on 16 June 1976, risked their lives in protest against the oppression of apartheid and Bantu Education. Unfortunately, what started as a peaceful […]