What we do

Aims, Goals & Objectives

  1. Represent the interests of poor communities in the economy, political, social and cultural arenas. Create safe spaces for all vulnerable communities.
  2. Actively promote non-violence and peace in the Southern African region through programmes and activities.
  3. Work with other organisations and structures to advance our mutual goals.
  4. Be inspired by and advance principles of faith and groups through all actions.
  5. To provide education, training and capacity-building programs on community development and worker education.
  6. Enter into Memorandums of Understanding with organisations with similar aims and objectives to leverage the tasks at hand and also avoid duplicating of work.
  7. To foster closer cooperation among diverse leadership structures with shared leadership responsibilities while drawing together the private individuals and groups to look at the key common problems facing local communities.
  8. To network, organise with and mobilise the human and organisational resources in communities and South African society that will reduce, or eliminate inequality and fulfil the needs of the poor in townships, inner-cities, towns and the rural areas of South Africa.
  9. To organise community education and development programmes or cooperate with organisations that provide the services that the community may need.
  10. To co-operate and spread our reach and operations in the Southern African region enlisting support from all quarters as the concept and operations are developed.
  11. To meet with individuals and groups for scenario analysis and explain our purpose and proposal with the view of mobilising support, opportunities, expertise and volunteers.
  12. To capacitate individuals and groups for the tasks of community profiling and surveys.
  13. To compile community profiles including needs of the poor in areas that are convenient and to analyse and draft reports that will guide in identifying needs, capacities and interests.
  14. To organise community meetings for profiling and to identify the requisite Need Fulfilment which lead to prioritize practical plans of action in a structured way.
  15. Complete or simultaneous fulfilment of all needs and activities will be difficult but profiles will assist in the formulation of objectives.
  16. To compile surveys and analyses of government, NGOs and CBOs in servicing people’s needs and their classification in the research samples and operational areas.
  17. To compile and analyse selected data to assist in the designated areas obtained from research bodies.
  18. To promote learning and social development work with individuals and groups in their communities using a range of formal and informal methods.
  19. To use social dialogue and principles of pedagogy of the oppressed, borderless pedagogy, poor – and theatre of the oppressed to develop educational and development programs with communities and participants.
  20. To develop the capacity of individuals and groups of all ages to improve their quality of life.
  21. To empower individuals and communities with capacities required for participation in democratic processes.