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

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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.


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