About Us

Our development philosophy

  • We believe sustainable development comes from within.
  • Our processes are rooted within an Asset Based Community Development paradigm.
  • We walk with our learning partners, at their own pace, defined by their momentum of change.
  • Our values guide our practise: Integrity and honesty; Respect and caring;
    Discipline and good work ethic; Courage; Humility; Loyalty; Lifelong learning.
  • We understand that "to go far, we go together".

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Objectives for 2016

HTC and Wellness
Objectives ( Why are we embarking on this project ) Outputs ( What should come out of the objectives ) Outcomes ( What change does the output bring to lives of the people & the community )
To contribute to the 90-90-90 targets by using our expertise to make HCT accessible to 2000 high risk and previously neglected population groups including people living in remote areas and for people who avoid HCT services at clinics between January and December 2016. The most at risk and most neglected population groups know their HIV status.

Knowing one's status is the first step towards mitigating the social, economic, physical and psychological effects of HIV.
The social, economic, physical and psychological effects of HIV are managed in an holistic, positive, health and life affirming ways.
To support that 90% of people who test positive for HIV during 2016 achieve a health state where the HI virus is suppressed. People living with HIV who require ARVs are initiated.

90% of all people on ARV treatment are supported to enable adherence to treatment plans.
90% of people on ARV treatment are healthy, able to live full lives and able to protect others from HIV infection.

ABCD
Objectives ( Why are we embarking on this project ) Outputs ( What should come out of the objectives ) Outcomes ( What change does the output bring to lives of the people & the community )
To "ignite" a paradigm shift from needs based to strengths based thinking through five ABCD training and facilitation sessions for 80 people between February and November 2016. 80 people have participated in ABCD training. People are able to engage with new ways of thinking and conceptualising their lives and positive opportunities.
Strengthening ABCD paradigm and encouraging communal processes through four ABCD Forum meetings, the promotion and establishment of two SaveAct groups and participation in voluntary activities during in Mandela Week in 2016. 40 people participate in the Forum and/or form Save Act Groups and/or participate in providing volunteer services during Mandela Week. Financial and social wellness is strengthened and people are able to contribute towards their communities.
Fostering wellness in 20 geographically specified households by facilitating household and communal projects that promote resilience, purposefulness and communal thinking during 2016. Members (youth and adult) from 20 households engage with household level and/or communal level projects that strengthen resilience. People are able to take control of their own lives and contribute towards building communities from the inside out.