Creatividad Consulting is appointed by Mhani Gingi and MOSAIC to implement three projects, namely the Soap Factory, the Family Unit Participative Conference (Mhani Gingi) and the Capacity Building Project (MOSAIC).
Mhani Gingi – when translated into English – stands for a caring, industrious woman who is always looking for lasting solutions to social problems. Mhani Gingi is a non-profit organization that strives to provide innovative business solutions which are sustainable and profitable, and contribute towards alleviating poverty in South Africa.
Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network and the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children in Cape Town have partnered to launch a unique project funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to empower abused women with entrepreneurial skills.
This Dutch Soap Making was launched in September 2016 and is aimed at building financial independence through the establishment of a soap manufacturing social enterprise. The 5 women beneficiaries of the project are empowered with skills to generate the financial means to support themselves and their families. They decided to call this Social Enterprise ‘The African Violets: Women in the Making’.
Watch this YouTube video on the project: https://youtu.be/OIAQdIG1PQI
Family Unit Participative Conference
The problems of violence in our society necessitate the need for a holistic, integrated and inclusive approach to highlight the importance of the functional Family Unit.
Liezl van der Westhuizen is the project manager for this Mhani Gingi Social Entrepreneurial Network project. In collaboration with Swedish organisations 1.6 Million Club Sweden and Yennenga Progress, Mhani Gingi will host an inclusive, participative conference in Cape Town on 17 to 19 August 2017 aimed at preventing the violation of the rights of women and children. For 14 years, Mhani Gingi has been focusing mainly on women, youth, children at Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs), as well as on People with Disabilities (PWDs). An additional focus will be a proactive approach in preparing soon-to-be or new-fathers and men in general to understand their roles and take up the responsibility to care and protect their children and the mothers of their children.
The conference wishes to be a voice against violation of the basic Human Rights of the vulnerable, claiming safe community spaces and proactively create collaborative efforts moving forward. Mhani Gingi wishes to contribute to enhancing the role of duty-bearers, community leaders and service providers to improve the human rights and safety situation in the Western Cape.
As a Game Changer, this initiative focuses on the family unit rather than either on women, children or men as stand-alone projects. It is to promote the health and safety of women and children and especially includes among its planned outcomes, the formation of support groups for this unit. Guided by existing crime statistics relating to gender-based violence, Mhani Gingi and collaborating partners, wish to prioritise areas with high contact crimes in order to determine the areas where support is most needed, with the intention to expand this collaborative initiative into other areas going forward.
In order to achieve this, we do not want to re-invent the wheel and duplicate any programmes already existing, but rather want to enhance different efforts in order to showcase what efforts already exist, identify gaps and co-create strategies to fill these gaps.
MOSAIC – Training Heal and Support Center for Women
Creatividad Consulting is implementing a Capacity Building Training project on behalf of MOSAIC through their Global Fund South African Recipient NGO, NACOSA.
This project is implemented at the Saartjie Baartman Centre in Manenberg, Cape Flats and aims to prepare survivors of gender based violence to re-enter society, to prepare them for the place of work and to build their self-esteem in such a way that they are able to see themselves as people with a valuable contribution to make to society.
Project Manager Liezl van der Westhuizen and Facilitator Heidi Africa are implementing this 2-year project since October 2016.
Poverty Stoplight is an approach that helps people progress out of poverty by empowering them to understand and map their own choices. It encourages households to participate and own their journeys out of poverty, and provides a clear line of sight of how to get there; at the same time allowing organisations delivering support to measure progress against their programme objectives.
Creatividad was contracted to update the training material for the facilitator training and will be involved moving forward in the training of Faciliators.
SETA ACCREDITATION PROJECTS
We are pleased to be working with:
Shonaquip and Uhambo Foundation– Helping them through their NPO arm to create an Academy for people who are differently abled in the construction Industry. This training will be done in collaboration with a Training Service Provider until such time that they are accredited. Additionally an ECD Qualification is their first Accredited Qualification in process. Also assisting with:
- Material Acquisition
- Accreditation with ServicesSeta
- Assisting with Development of their own material for care givers
- Learner selection through the ELSA Assessments
- DHET and CHE Applications
- Working on a retainer for 12 months to assist with these services
And many more other FET Accreditation projects in the Pipe Line such as another Agricultural College, End User Computing, Contact Center, New Venture Level 2
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