Capacity for Active Citizenship⎢European Union

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.

Programme Manager, Alan Wild and his team, Faith Manyakanyaka, Project Officer for the Amathole District, and Tembelani Zamxaka, Project Officer for the Buffalo City District, are actively working to achieve the objectives which is to increase communities access to both primary health care and social services and to increase communities participation in planning for and the delivery of these services within Amathole and Buffalo City Districts.

The mandate for this programme is to integrate the voice and active participation of citizens into the work of health clinics and OVC service providers and their respective departments’ line function to ensure sustainability and resource contributions and support. It will ensure the integration of services at community/grass roots level feeding up to clinic level, with the aim of benefitting the patients, OVC’s, communities, the sub-districts and ultimately the districts in terms of best practices.

The immediate plans involve undertaking a participatory evaluation of clinic health services of 30 clinics and development of quality services improvement plans per clinic. The programme is busy with community and service provider profiling to identify OVC’s and their needs and support within the respective 30 wards in order to develop OVC safety nets in each ward.