hig.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
(Dis)empowering marginalized children?: Local NGOs’ role for social capital in Eastern Congo (DRC).
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): one of the richest nations in natural resources; one of the poorest in human rights. In the past decades, DRC has undergone two civil wars, alongside with a history of exploitive colonization. In North Kivu Province, DRC’s most volatile province, non-government organizations (NGOs) take leading roles to provide welfare for marginalized groups, such as orphans, children involved in armed conflicts or living on the streets. This case study aims to describe how two local NGOs operate in order to explore the ways they are making use of social capital to empower marginalized children in North Kivu Province. I chose empowerment and social capital theories combined with a contextualized model of analysis created by the author and based on meaning condensation to analyze the interviews collected from eight workers from NGOs specialized in child welfare. The main findings (1) reinforce that networks between and among NGOs have great potential to impact positively the work on marginalized groups and (2) highlight that volunteer participation and community leaders have vital roles in such organizations.

Abstract [fr]

République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) : un des pays les plus riches en ressources naturelles ; une des plus pauvres en droit de l’homme. Pendant les deux dernières décennies, RDC a enduré deux guerres civiles ajoutées à une histoire d’exploitation coloniale. À la province du Nord Kivu, la région la plus volatile de DRC, organisations non gouvernementales (ONGs) jouent un rôle principal d’apporter assistance aux groupes marginalisés tels comme orphelins, enfants engagés aux conflits armés et enfants (dit) de la rue. Cette étude de cas se propose à décrire comment deux ONGs locales fonctionnent afin d’explorer leurs respectives utilisations de capital social pour épanouir des enfants marginalisés au Nord Kivu. J’ai choisi les théories de capital social et d’autonomisation liés à un modèle d’analyses créé par l’auteur et basée sur la méthode condensation deiiisignification pour analyser les interviews collectées de huit employés d’ONGs spécialisées dans l’assistance aux enfants marginalisés. Les conclusions générales (1) renforcent que les réseaux entre et dedans les organisations ont la potentialité d’avoir un impact positif sur le travail avec des groupes marginalisés et (2) soulignent que l’engagement volontaire et la participation de leaders communautaire jouent rôles capitaux dans ces organisations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Social capital, community work, marginalized children, empowerment, DR Congo.
Keyword [fr]
Capital social, travail communautaire, enfants marginalisés, autonomisation, RD Congo.
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25127OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-25127DiVA: diva2:1137286
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Social Work - Specialization International Social Work
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2017-09-04 Created: 2017-08-30 Last updated: 2017-09-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

MagiDante.(Dis)empowering marginalized children.Local NGOs’ role for social capital in Eastern Congo.Bachelor Thesis.ISW2017(916 kB)19 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 916 kBChecksum SHA-512
3adb33d19b1c212d7cf6b2fd4370b2b8109629efa033a2d7487f481c01c2d8f374fdaf5365191560fb56ac84da099f9ea27c89d1da1d91e509559158ebf3e1a4
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Social Work and Psychology
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 19 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 34 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard-cite-them-right
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • sv-SE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • de-DE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf