How we work

Our Pillars


We wok in collaboration with local school and offer services at the Jika Uluntu Community Centre that support and improve academic performance. Our education services include;
  • Early Childhood Development Preschool
    1. ECD Curriculum
    2. Nutrition 2 meals & a snack
  • Homework Support
    1. Afterschool Support at Community Centre
    2. In-school support at partner schools
    3. Literacy & Numeracy Support Programs
    4. Computer Access
  • Awareness Workshops
    1. Positive Parenting
    2. HIV/AIDS
    3. Substance Abuse
    4. Financial Literacy – Give Yourself A Job
    5. Gender Based Violence
  • Primary Healthcare Support
    1. Mobile Clinic at Community Center
    2. Transportation to local clinic for benificiaries
  • Psychosocial Programs
    1. Sports
    2. Group Sessions
    3. Support Groups
  • School Drop-Outs Support
    1. Home Schooling hub at community center
  • Further Education & Training Support

Health & Wellbeing


    Our activities cover prevention, testing, adherence support through household visits by social workers, index tracing and advocacy. Our prevention will focus on youth behaviour through peer support

  • Sexual & Reproductive Health Rights

    The program focuses on health equality for young people who use primary healthcare facilities at a low rate especially for reproductive health issue due to the treatment they receive from primary healthcare officials. A youth healthcare liaison will be placed at our partner clinic to assist with this issue

  • Psychosocial Health & Mental Wellbeing

    Death due to natural causes amongst the youth in the Eastern Cape have increased at an alarming rate. Children are experiencing a lot of emotional challenges that they are not equipped to cope with. This program aims to facilitate peer support groups amongst youth of similar ages where they can freely discuss their challenges and get advice on how to deal with them

  • Active Lifestyle

    Promotion of a healthy lifestyle through physical activities and food knowledge

Protection & Safety

This program has been administered in the past through household visits that were done by our 2 social workers. Through this work that they have done since 2018 we are restructuring the program as it needs community-based workers to implement it with visible impact.

  • Multi-functional Community Centres

    One of the ongoing needs for the community that has been raised for several years in the IDP is that of multi-functional community centres. For this to occur it’s important to start mobilizing the community towards being active in the community and using the assets that they have their disposal.

    The majority of the villages we work with have established community halls that are not being utilised to the maximum. This program will bring programs to the communities that will ensure the use of these facilities such as regular support group meetings, regular recreational activities that foster social cohesion within the community.

  • Protection Support

    This program promotes the encouragement of community members to act as safety parent, foster parents and adoptive parents. The majority of at-risk youth in South Africa are black therefore it is up to our community to stand up and support these children. We have to erase the stigma that surrounds adoption in our culture and communities.

  • Cluster Communities

    This involves the creation of cluster communities that have and support safety parents, foster parents and adoptive parents.

Economic Strengthening

This is another program that has been implemented with skeleton staff which has caused our current staff to be stretched thin and our appointment to the EPWP NSS program will enable us to implement these programs with visible impact. 
  • Civic documents

    Late registration of birth is one of the huge challenges that neglectful parents come across once they decide to take an active role in their children’s lives. In addition, it affects students who attend school while not being entered into the home affairs registry due to lack of documentation. Once a birth is not registered for more than 10 years, it becomes a challenge due to home affairs regulations. Investigations have to be conducted to verify the existence of the child and families cannot afford this. This is where we assist to ensure that all children are able to access their social protection services.

  • Caregiver support

    We provide caregivers with support that helps them to rehabilitate so that they can take care of their children including;

    • CV preparation
    • Employment application
    • Linkage to employment opportunities
    • VSLA
    • Create Yourself a Job
    • Computer Literacy
    • NYS Programs
    • Learnership
  • Community support

    Facilitate the establishment of a community internet service provider license and network

  • Systems Change Approach

    We utilize a systems change approach that recognizes that social issues are complex problems that result from a group of interrelated parts that consistently produce the same results. We confront the root causes of issues rather than symptoms by transforming structures, customs, mindsets, power dynamics and policies, by strengthening collective power through the active collaboration of diverse people and organisations. This collaboration is rooted in shared goals to achieve lasting improvement to solve social problems at a local, national and global level.

Our Model

Intervention Points

  • Individual Level
  • Relational Level
  • Communal Level

Intervention Types

  • Research Based Curriculum Programs
  • Household Visits
  • Support Groups
Engagement of Communities & Collaborators

Our community engagement exists on a continuum that starts with informing and this can involve communities and collaborators. We provide objective information that informs communities and enables them to act. This is followed by consultation that considers the feedback or input on ideas, issues, and decisions. We proceed by involving and working with collaborators to understand issues and problems and include them in options moving forward. This is followed by seeking their advice and thoughts to include them in the decision making process. This leads to empowerment and final decisions are made by the collaborators and we implement them. 

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Our monitoring consists of routine monitoring of resources, activities and results, and the analysis of that information to guide our implementation.  We evaluate our work through mid-year and end-year assessments and continuous analysis of on-going projects. We then reflect on the information gathered during our monitoring and evaluation, using it to feedback on the project improving its ability to achieve results. We follow the MEL cycle whereby needs and assets are assessed at the planning phase, project is designed including MEL planning. A baseline study is performed which provides us with the current status of the problem we are tackling. Implementation and assessments are performed with another study at the end of the term of the project. This then provides information on the changes and impact that the project has had at individual and/or community level. 

  • Monitoring, evaluation, and learning play a
    crucial role in the success and continuous
    improvement of the program.
  • Through systematic data collection and
    analysis, we gather information on the
    implementation of interventions, their
    outcomes, and the overall progress
    towards our goals.
  • This helps us assess the effectiveness and
    efficiency of our strategies, identify areas
    for improvement, and make informed
    decisions for future planning.
  • Monitoring involves regular tracking of
    program activities, outputs, and outcomes.
  • It allows us to monitor the delivery of
    services, assess the quality of
    interventions, and ensure adherence to
    established standards.
  • By collecting and analyzing data on key
    indicators, we can measure the progress
    made, identify trends, and address any
    emerging challenges promptly.
  • Monitoring also provides valuable
    feedback on the performance of staff and
    community members involved in the
    program, facilitating targeted support and
    capacity building efforts.
  • Evaluation involves more comprehensive
    assessments of the program’s impact and
  • It utilizes various methodologies, such as
    surveys, interviews, focus groups, and case
    studies, to gather in-depth information on
    the outcomes and impacts of the
  • Evaluations help us understand the
    changes and improvements brought about
    by the program, determine the factors
    contributing to success or barriers to
    progress, and generate evidence to
    support decision-making and resource
  • Evaluations help us understand the
    changes and improvements brought about
  • by the program, determine the factors
    contributing to success or barriers to
    progress, and generate evidence to
    support decision-making and resource
  • By conducting rigorous evaluations, we
    can assess the program’s overall
    effectiveness, identify best practices, and
    make necessary adjustments to optimize
  • Learning is an essential component of the
    monitoring and evaluation process.
  • It involves analyzing data, synthesizing
    findings, and deriving lessons that inform
    program improvements and guide future
  • Learning enables us to identify what works
    well and why, as well as areas that require
    further attention or modification.
  • It encourages a culture of continuous
    improvement, promoting innovation and
    adaptation based on evidence and
  • By sharing knowledge and lessons learned
    within the organization and with external
    stakeholders, we contribute to the broader
    field of child development and well-being.

Our Causes