The Access Programme is about creating opportunities in areas and sectors where they are not commonly found. We identify opportunities and partners for such programmes. These programmes are unique in their approach and are put together with specific partners to achieve a specific outcome. The object of these projects is to reduce the gross inequality that rural communities experience due to their location and thus disproportionate access to leaders, events and learning opportunities.
The programme is an empowerment programme for primary and secondary schools, which equips school management teams with the governance training they need to employ the best strategies and solutions for their learners.
Over a period of weeks, members of the governing body are trained on their responsibilities, tasks and roles so that they understand what significance they have in the entire school body. Opportunities are then created where school needs can be addressed using this team. Local leaders are brought into the mix, including local police officers and business persons; as school champions who solicit support for the school and work with the governing body to ensure the school reaches its full potential.
Our health initiatives are dedicated to improving access to basic healthcare by working with private and public healthcare providers. The programme includes assessing the patient experience, working with healthcare staff to improve their human interactions and ensuring patients receive the best care and service. We provide tools and guides for patients, in easy to understand booklets and pamphlets about the most common diseases and how to prevent sickness, also managing your health and learning more about various stigmas and how to overcome them.
King Cetshwayo District Women’s Empowerment Summit
The King Cetshwayo District Women’s Empowerment Summit is a a partnership between important stakeholders in the King Cetshwayo District Municipality to discuss critical issues that advance the role and position of women in the district.
The Summit is set to be an annual programme with clear focus to empower,
educate and expose its participants to various issues effecting women through robust dialogue and exchange of ideas.
Our first Summit this year 2017 was aimed at having a framework emanating from the public, women in particular, and also informed by the
National Development Plan which identifies the financial inclusion of women as a critical tool that will result in quicker poverty elimination
and reduction of inequality, and contribute towards the achievement of the set targets of 2030.
The Summit is held over two days during August month as the official District Women’s Month Commemoration programme officiated by the District Mayor. For the next four years this will be a high impact summit to examine the role of government, private sector and other stakeholders in
developing women and youth skills so as to increase economic growth and gender equality.
We aim to grow the role and reach of the summit gradually, including the stakeholders involved in the summit as part of the contributors to the important decisions taken. We further encourage women across the board to be a part of the summit and become contributors to the conversation affecting them most.
This year, the summit will take place under the theme: “Women and the future of work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” wherein we shift the focus to jobs of the future, and ensuring that the role of women is not undermined or reduced. The event includes a gala dinner.
Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture
Dr. Nelson Mandela was the epitome of leadership, and the way he lived his life continues to inspire billions across the world.
This purpose of such lectures is to promote the values of leaders such as Dr. Mandela, particularly to marginalized communities from across the King Cetshwayo district who seldom get the opportunity and access to these type of events.
Much learning and sharing occurs on the day, and it creates a unique opportunity to gauge the perspective of the communities gathered on the day.
The lecture was held in partnership with the district municipality and the Kwa-Zulu Natal Premier’s office and the keynote address was given by former Head of State, His Excellency Jacob Zuma,