|dc.description||Thesis (MTech(Public Management))--Cape Peninsula University of Technology, 2006||
|dc.description.abstract||One of the challenges facing the South African community is the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
The epidemic not only disrupts the economy but one of its emerging impacts is
through the children who are left orphaned. The challenge has come at a time when
economic circumstances are making it difficult for extended families to lend a helping
hand to children who are orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS. The children left behind
are usually left on their own or are absorbed through care and support centres which
are being becoming popular.
The challenge of these care and support centres has come at a time when an
increase in abuse by the personnel of care and support centres has emerged
internationally. Communities can no longer turn a blind eye to the atrocities that are
being experienced by the children within these centres. This challenge is double
edged as communities feel isolated by the care and support centres which are based
within their communities. The challenge is how communities can breach the gap
between children within care and support centres and children who are left on their
The care and support centres available for HIV/AIDS orphans in Khayelitsha are
predominantly run by foreign donors, which limit community participation. This has
led to the isolation of community members and care and support centre staff and the
core problem of this study will address the evaluation of the care and support
centres. Questions such as what happens to children's properties after their parents'
death, and do they belong in care and support centres or within their communities
arise. These are the areas which will be scrutinized in the study. Areas in which this
thesis will attempt to provide insights and make concrete recommendations.
Simultaneously with the extensive exploration of care and support centres available
for HIV/AIDS orphans theories include the :
• Available care and support centres
• Community participation within care and support centres
• The concept of "ubuntu' in relation to family existence
It is hoped that the focus on the care and support centres available for HIV/AIDS
orphans will make some contribution to effective care and support centres in this
areas, thereby increasing community participation which in turn will revive the
concept of ubuntu within communities.
Finally, recommendations such as the direct involvement of community members is
required to attain which services the care and support centres can offer to the
community and how the community play an active role within care and support
centres will be offered in this thesis, as informed by the survey results, to effectively
manage care and support centres for HIV/AIDS orphans in Khayelitsha.||
|dc.publisher||Cape Peninsula University of Technology||en
|dc.subject||Children of AIDS parents -- Services for -- South Africa||en_US
|dc.subject||Orphans -- Services for -- South Africa||en_US
|dc.title||An evaluation of care and support centres for HIV/AIDS orphans in Khayelitsha||