The high incidence of gender-based violence is a stark indicator of the severity of the gender disharmony that exists in South Africa and many other parts of the world. Equally, the entrenched patriarchy tells us that unless something is done gender injustices will persist. This disharmony and injustice have negative effects to both women and […]
AVP started in 1975 as a collaboration between prisoners and Quaker prison visitors in the USA. The programme, which is today widely used in correctional facilities around the world, is now also used in many other contexts. AVP is a world-wide network of (mainly) volunteer trainers doing this work and sharing their experiences with each […]
Community Mapping is essentially a tool to involve people in a community in jointly: Researching their community; Imagining a better future, and Taking action together to bring that future to life. As a key MaL component, Community Mapping can take anything between three to five days of taking participants through the theoretical and practical work […]
The Making a Living (MaL) programme adopts a holistic approach towards realising our vision of healthy people and communities by facilitating economic activity that will also start addressing food insecurity. For example, by using agroecology principles, we are teaching people to grow food for themselves and then to sell to their community and broader markets. […]
This component of the MaL focuses on building individual interpersonal and community development skills. Using our tried and tested methodologies based on the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), Gender Reconciliation (GR) and Life-skills coaching experiential workshops we run an 8-10 day training with our participants. When they have completed this workshop, participants have learned to communicate […]
Physical Address: Phaphama Initiatives House, Ipelegeng Community Centre, Cr Khumalo & Phera Sts, White City, Jabavu, Soweto.
Postal address: P O Box 342, Pimville, Soweto 1809 South Africa
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We all deserve a fair shot in life, and that’s why we can never abandon our communities. We level the playing field so that they can break away from the limitations that shackle them into poverty. You too can be a part of that movement.