Empowering the Girls of Hatcliffe Extension, Zimbabwe through Education and Sport
The purpose of this study was to explore how investments in education and sport for girls can contribute to positive individual, family, and community level changes in the township of Hatcliffe Extension, Zimbabwe. This thesis reviews the current context in Zimbabwe, a failing state beset with significant levels of political violence, corruption, lawlessness, and dwindling human rights. This study examines how the political violence, in particular Operation Murambatsvina in 2005, destroyed homes and livelihoods in Hatcliffe Extension. It reviews the long lasting impact of the violence and extreme poverty on girls' lives, particularly their right to education. Through a literature review on the benefits of education and sport and data collected from 8 qualitative interviews with sport for peace practitioners familiar with Hatcliffe Extension, this thesis outlines ways that investments in girls' sport and education can effect positive change. This study offers recommendations for best practices for development organizations and practitioners working in Zimbabwe. This thesis serves as a starting point for future research on girls' education and sport projects in Hatcliffe Extension.
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Munroe, Amanda S. (Georgetown University, 2012)This thesis presents the findings and analysis of an empirical research project on peace education through sport. The data set is made up of expert interviews with scholars, practitioners, and coaches and supplemented by ...