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Precious-Pearl Vezi

Position Lecturer: Child and Youth Development


Tel: + 27 11 950 4163

  • ND: Child and Youth Development
  • BTech: Child and Youth Development
  • Master of Education: Leadership and Administration – James Cook University (QLD) (Australia)
2012 Teaching Commitments
  • ATS 3769: Child abuse and family functioning
  • ATS 3771: Managing community development projects
  • ATS 2764: Building support networks for children and families
  • Recipient of the Nelson Mandela Scholarship (AUSAID) [Australia Awards in Africa AAA]
  • Recipient of the Women Leadership Development Programme funding from ETDP-SETA (2012)
  • Co-ordinated National Youth Development Programmes through the National Department of Social Development: Directorate Youth
  • Provided training and rollout of the National Youth Service Programme in partnership with the NYDA nationally
  • Invited to various national and provincial engagements to discuss issues related to youth development.
Research Interests
  • Factors related to Resiliency and Reluctant behaviors in children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Supervision , skilling and re-skilling of child and youth care workers
  • Development and Intergenerational relations
  • Processes linked to the professionalization of ‘Child and youth Development’ , ‘Community Development’ ,’ Youth Work’ and Volunteerism
Research reports
  • Project manager for a National research study conducted for the National Department of Social Development on the State of Youth Work in South Africa (2009)
  • Participated in the development process of the Mini Drug Master Plan (2011) for the National Department of Social Department of Social Development ( NDSD)
  • Participated in the development process of the Social Crime Prevention Strategy (NDSD)
  • Participated in the Development of the National Plan on job creation for youth in the South Africa (2011)
National Conference Presentations
  • 2009 Population Council: Mutli-sectoral approaches to addressing sexual assault and domestic violence- Leadership symposium ‘Sub-theme: Youth Unemployment and Poverty’. Title of the presentation: ‘Youth Development programmes and opportunities’
Other Professional Activities
  • Participate in the University Forum on child and youth (2012)
  • Member of the National Association for Child Care Workers (NACCW)
  • Participate in the Policy forum and Youth Development Forum (NDSD)
  • Engage in the Women Leadership Development Programme SBS (2012)
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