14-16 June 2017, Cape Town: Linda Theron and Optentia Research Focus Area (NWU) will co-host Pathways to Resilience IV with Michael Ungar and the Resilience Research Centre, Canada.

See http://resilienceresearch.org/ptr
for details.
Linda Theron

Linda Theron (D.Ed.)
Professor
Dep. of Educational Psychology
Faculty of Education
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Psychologist (Educational; PS 0063622)

Tree growing from rocks
South African students explain their resilience processes Video - South African students explain their resilience
processes

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Pathways to Resilience
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Introduction to Khazimula

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New international resilience project
Photos
Included photos / drawings are copyrighted; photos taken by Prof Tinie Theron or Mr Eswill Theron
South African Community Advisory Panel and Research team

South African Community Advisory Panel and Research team

On the 25th of July 2017, the research team had a meeting with the local advisory panel.  A member of the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) organised a venue for this meeting which was more easily accessible via public transport for adult and youth committee members. Five youth and five adult CAP members attended the meeting. They were enthusiastic about RYSE and committed to working with the academics for the next five years. The adult CAP members included community members from an NGO called Inqubekelaphambili (which translates as “to continue forward”), the National Youth Development Agency and Khulisa Social Solutions.  Inqubekelaphambili is a Non Profit Organisation that works to provide disadvantaged young women in schools with sanitary towels. The National Youth development Agency is a government based company that helps youth by providing information, career guidance, mentorship and supporting the development of entrepreneurial skills. Khulisa Social Solutions, a NGO, is a community partner to the RYSE project. Khulisa worked closely with Linda Theron in the Pathways to Resilience project (2009-2014) and work particularly supportive in the knowledge mobilisation activities.

The youth CAP members represent the Embalenhle Youth Committee. Embalenhle (which translates as “beautiful flower”) is a township situated in the greater Secunda area. The first houses that were constructed in the township of Embalenhle were built by SASOL in 1970 as a dwelling  place for black employees. Now, this township is a home to many locals and migrants and has a population of 118 889.  The CAP would like to see RYSE focus on youth living in Embalenhle.
The CAP members have agreed to assist with the recruitment of youth for the qualitative data collection phase. Data collection will commence in Embalenhle on 26 August 2017.

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