SAWID (South African Women in Dialogue)

Project Description

Development Caravan Model Project

Republic of South Africa

Amount: € 69,419.00

Overview

The project, undertaken by the South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) concerned itself with assisting poor families from the Fetakgomo Municipality in Limpopo, South Africa by adopting a localised community development, family-focused approach to supporting families. The aim was for Social Auxiliary Workers (SAWs) to work directly with families to prioritise the family’s goals, to develop personalised and relevant work plans and to establish concrete commitments that the family members must fulfil to improve their quality of life. The project achieved the following outcomes:  Developing selection criteria for Social Auxiliary Workers; arriving at a MOU with the Fetakgomo Municipality; sourcing and contracting 3 Supervisors; appointing 26 Social Auxiliary Learners; training the Social Auxiliary Workers and supervisors; developing 12 training manuals; appointing 30 mentors; and engaging with community and other stakeholders. This project is aligned to Aspiration 1 of the AU’s Agenda 2063 which aims to build a prosperous Africa, based on inclusive growth and sustainable development.

Key results

The project focused on poor families in the Fetakgomo Municipality in Limpopo, South Africa and adopted a community development, family-focused approach to enable families and communities to improve their quality of life. The aim was for Social Auxiliary Workers (SAWs) to work with the families to prioritise the family’s goals, to develop personalised and relevant work plans and establish concrete commitments that the family members must fulfill to improve their quality of life. The project achieved the following outcomes:  Developing selection criteria for Social Auxiliary Workers; arriving at a MOU with the Fetakgomo Municipality; sourcing and contracting 3 Supervisors; appointing 26 Social Auxiliary Learners; training the Social Auxiliary Workers and supervisors; developing 12 training manuals; appointing 30 mentors; and engaging with stakeholders.