Emanang Nokeng Community Work Services
Emanang Nokeng Community Work Services of NG Welfare reaches out to people in the broader community. Groups in the community are mobilised and empowered to address problems by themselves. The main aim is to improve the community’s general quality of life. Hence community work focuses on early identification and prevention of social problems.
A variety of programmes are presented. The focus is on the prevention and alleviation of poverty, protection of vulnerable groups such as children and women as well as on the impact of HIV and Aids on people’s lives. The aim is directed at development, empowerment, education, awareness or social change.
Examples of such programmes are income-generating projects such as learning handicraft skills and vegetable gardens that had been laid out. Role-players in the community are also mobilised to do something about the social problems themselves. NG Welfare is thus involved in mentorship programmes at several day-care centres for neglected, poor and orphaned children, as well as for children affected by tuberculosis, HIV and Aids.
During the past financial year, a lot of time has been spent on the training of day-care providers and the implementation of such projects in order to make early childhood development programs more accessible to children in poor and rural communities. These programs also help to protect children and meet their basic needs, such as the provision of meals. In Vereeniging, this project has even been recognised and supported by means of an additional subsidy by the Department of Social Development and there is also a pilot project with a toy library.
- Projects such as fatherhood programs to address the social phenomenon of absent fathers.
- Prevention programs focus on teaching children life skills to protect themselves against crimes such as child trafficking and abuse.
- Foster children in their teens are equipped with life skills to help them prepare for the adult life after leaving school.
Awareness campaigns regarding the services NG Welfare renders and also the services of other role-players in the community fulfill an important role. Especially in rural areas where the communities are not always informed about the resources available to them to improve their living conditions, or how to avail themselves of it.
Venessa van Heerden
Eulande Africa (Roodepoort)
George Baard (Randfontein)
Magdaleen Mulder (Krugersdorp)
Tshegofatso Maimane (hulpwerker Krugersdorp)
Boitumelo Mokoena (Carletonville)
Sanah Ramone (Vereeniging)
NG Church Witpoortjie
C/o Corlettlaan & Jan v Rooyen Street
PO Box 3002
Tel: 011 955 6924 / 011 955 2365
Fax: 086 416 8662