Social Sector Programmes
25:40 OVC Canzibe
The main objective of this programme is to develop and foster programmes to provide educational assistance, skills training, nutrition, health care assistance, and to ensure support and protection for OVC’s living in 24 villages in Ward 23, Canzibe, Nyandeni Local Municipality. An aftercare and pre-school programme, Masonwabe Aftercare, is currently running at the mission and the goal is to identify and seek funding for more aftercares in the area, to develop a database and register of OVC’s and to ensure proper referrals and regular home visits are taking place.
NDA Capacity Building
National Development Agent (NDA) during the 2014/15 financial year continued with the Capacity Building of non-profit organisations (NPO’s) in the Eastern Cape Province, which is also rolled out throughout South Africa. SPF was allocated 2 districts, being the Chris Hani District and OR Tambo District and capacitated, trained and mentored 48 Community Based Organisations.
EPWP Non State Sector Community Health Worker Programme
EPWP is paying stipends to health care workers involved in various projects.
The programme has assisted with the short term employment of 130 Community Health Workers (CHW's) paid as part of the Expanded Public Works programme. It is funded by the Independent Development Trust (IDT) and will run until January 2017.
Capacity for Active Citizenship
This programme which is funded by the European Union, commenced at the beginning of June 2015 and will extend over a period of 24 months concentrating on two districts: Amathole-Amahlati sub-district and Buffalo City. The project team is actively working to achieve the objectives which is to increase communities access to both primary health care and social services, to improve care and to increase communities participation in planning for and the delivery of these services within Amathole and Buffalo City Districts. The programme uses the Community Score Card Methodology developed by Care International. Key Improvements have already been seen in nutrition and growth of children, exclusive breast feeding and setting up orphans and vulnerable Children safety nets.
Oxfam Italia/Buffalo City Municipality Support Programme
This programme seeks to improve the quality of life of communities living within the Buffalo City Municipal (BCM) areas of Tsholomnqa, Newlands and Vergenoeg. It is split into two different sections: Creating community awareness and improving care and outreach services within the health sector, within the health sector and providing small enterprise support for survivalist small enterprises.
Small Business Support Programme
The project is linked to the Oxfam Buffalo City Municipality Support programme and provides the management support business training to small business owners, upgrading their business, cash management skills and mentorship. Small loans are also provided for qualifying small enterprises.