Programme launched to support NGOs

2018-06-13 06:01
Representatives of the National Development Agency (NDA) and Kolomela Mine at the launch of the support programme. Photo: Supplied

Representatives of the National Development Agency (NDA) and Kolomela Mine at the launch of the support programme. Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

The Kolomela Mine in Postmasburg recently partnered with the National Development Agency (NDA) to support non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to have an even greater impact in the local Tsantsabane community.

NGOs are key role players in responding to community upliftment and many of them play a leading role in providing health care and education to impoverished or needy communities.

George Benjamin, public affairs manager at the Kolomela Mine, says social and health development is a strategic focus area within the Kolomela Mine’s community development strategy.

“Civil society organisations are our strategic partners in community development and our goal is to have a fortified civil society that continues to advocate and lobby for community development.”

These organisations need more than the empathy and the will to make a difference. They need the necessary skills to ensure that the donor funding they rely on is used judiciously and effectively. Together with the NDA, a government agency under the Department of Social Development, the Kolomela Mine is helping to build this capacity within NGOs so that they can attract greater donor interest and funding.

The capacity building programme was designed and agreed upon as a result of the NDA’s assessment in the Tsantsabane Local Municipal area.

Some of the beneficiaries who will partake in this programme include the Tsantsabane Youth United Vision, Acts Mission Church, Addulam Assemblies and All Saints (ACSA) Boichoko.

The programme will have a huge impact on the growth of local non-profit organisations and faith-based organisations, which will bring enhanced benefit to the beneficiaries of these organisations.

Maria Daniels, mayor of Tsantsabane, said she and the municipality will fully support this initiative and work hand in hand with the Kolomela Mine and the NDA.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.