Learning to be a Leader: Whole Woman; Whole Leader; Whole World
The Candle for Leadership given to each Participant of the the GWLN 2015
The GWLN 2015 Coaches
Being Inspired in the Great Dinner at Silicon Valley.
Participants at the Great Dinner- Silicon Valley Los Santos
With some of the Participants from Nepal
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
Participants Awaiting to Declare the Vision for Each Leader
The Seven Member Kenyan Team in the GWLN 2015 Program, with the Kenyan Vision- “ We Believe a New World is Possible for Kenya Women”

SOC/DGR 040:Recreation and Leisure for Older persons (Core)
Concepts of Recreation, leisure and play. Benefits of recreation, attitudes of  older persons towards recreation.  Management of recreation programmes for older persons. Designing, scheduling and evaluation of the programmes, Recreational facilities and equipment for older persons.  Barriers and solutions to participation of older persons in recreational activities.  Promotion of recreation and leisure among older persons.  Gender dimensions of leisure and recreation.
SOC/DGR 041  Ethics and Ageing (Core)
Concepts of ethics, morality and ageing.  Descriptive and normative dimensions of ageing.  Death, dying and ageing: euthanasia, life-saving/sustaining, suicide.  Human nature, human rights and ageing.  Equality of social opportunities for older persons.  Life fulfillment and older persons: happiness, guilt and despair.  Social values to older persons: love, respect, obedience, sympathy.  Dependence, independence, self-esteem and older persons.
SOC/DGR 042:Ageing, Crime and Deviance
Definitions: crime and deviance. Overview of criminological theories. Older persons as crime perpetrators: causative factors, effects, apprehension, correction, rehabilitation and prevention measures. Homicide and suicide among older persons. Older persons as crime victims: types of crimes committed against them.  Justice issues: court conduct, evidence, lawyers and penalties. Gender issues and crime among older persons. Culture and crime, deviations and pervasions. African traditional systems of crime control and role of older persons. Crime fear in older adults, compensation and crime control issues.
SOC/DGR 043:Disaster issues and Older Persons
Definition, scope and characteristics of disasters.  Types of disasters, common types of disasters in Africa.  Managing disaster situations: extent and type of disruptions; effects on vulnerable groups.  Response strategies for older persons: planning, resource mobilization and implementation.  Guidance and counseling. Rehabilitation and reconstruction.  Contingency measures.SOC/DGR 044     Resource Mobilization and Management for Older Persons
Resources: meaning, types, sources, availability and adequacy.  Planning for resource generation. Mobilizing resources. Resource use and management with regard to older persons. The role of older persons in community resource mobilization and management.
SOC/DGR 045:Older Persons and Information Technology
Definitions: technology, information. The concepts of  ‘global village’ and information age. Older persons and modern tools of communication such as cellular phones, computers, radio and cable TV. The Internet and older persons. Effects of technology in the arts, entertainment and the professions on older persons. The impact of future  technologies on the life of older persons.  
SOC/DGR 046:Practicum  (Core)
Students will undertake field visits to an institution or community center caring for older persons for a duration of 8 weeks during which time they will collect information on the history, objectives and administrative structure of the organization or center. In addition, they will make an evaluation of the working and performance of the organization or center based on its objectives and write a report.  This practicum will be equivalent to 2 units.

Dr. Pacificah Okemwa

Department of Gender and Development Studies


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