University of Pretoria
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Participant's perception of Ford Resource's contribution to mitigate poverty

posted on 2024-02-13, 14:25 authored by Remembrance Mokwena-NguleleRemembrance Mokwena-Ngulele

The study aimed to explore how the Ford Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) programme assists in mitigating poverty from the perspective of its participants. The research used a qualitative approach, including explorative and descriptive methods, and an instrumental case study design. Purposive sampling was used to select ten participants from the FREC programme. All the participants run small bussinesses around Mamelodi and Nellmapius area. Data was collected through one-on-one semi-structured interviews and analysed through thematic analysis according to Braun & Clarke (2022). Six themes were identified and furthur broken into sub-themes The findings of the research indicate that the FREC programme plays a significant role in mitigating poverty, and this is outlined with support of the participant's quotations and literature. The study further outlines recommendations for future studies.



Social Work and Criminology

Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 No Poverty
  • 3 Good Health and Well-Being
  • 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities