Botswana

Bobonong Brigades Development Trust

Address: P.B. 525, Bobonong, Botswana
Phone: 267 819 237
Fax: 267 819 237
Email:
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Youth
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote drug prevention measures for young people; to offer skills training for self-employment; to serve the community in the future; to educate future leaders and teachers; create jobs.

Illustrative Project:

The organization offered an increasing number of training opportunities to young people, implemented programme of training trainers, supported self-employment and vocational training centre.

Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry and Manpower

Address: P.O. Box 432, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 353 459
Fax: 267 373 142
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Contact: E. M. Dewah
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1971
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Private sector development and empowerment; private sector human resource development; industrial  relations advocacy; trade and investment promotion; business information dissemination.

Illustrative Project:

We have been able through policy dialogue with government to remove exchange controls, reduce both corporate and personal tax.

Botswana Council of NGOs

Address: Private Bag 418, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 311 319
Fax: 267 311 319
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Contact: A. Tamuhla
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors / Other
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To facilitate and coordinate the establishment of an enabling environment for the NGO sector in Botswana to become a recognized partner in development.

Illustrative Project:

We are currently involved in the drafting of NGO/CBO policy. We have run training workshops for staff/board relations, strengthening management, advocacy and lobbying.

Botswana Federation of Trade Unions

Address: P.O. Box 440, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 352 534
Fax: 267 352 534
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Contact: O.W. Basonoko
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership Fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To organize all workers into trade unions and have all the national unions affiliated to a single federation in the country.

Illustrative Project:

This organization was very involved in the national development plan and the current national plan.

Botswana Girl Guides Association

Address: P.O. Box 231, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 312 631
Fax: 267 352 076
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Contact: G.S. Sechele
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region / National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1924
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Other
Affiliations: World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop the girls' potential in order to make a responsible citizen in any community.  At present the members are encouraged to be role models in developing world citizenship. They are encouraged to have good relationships with others. 

Illustrative Project:

The association runs a two year course on home economics for school dropouts. It is run on a national basis mainly for girls (youth). The girls get a certificate at the end of the second year in either sewing or catering. This project was started in 1981 and some of the graduates are working in local hotels. We have so far had good recommendations about them from the places they work.

Botswana Scout Association

Address: Lesedi Community Centre, P.B. 125, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 375 286
Fax: 267 300 943
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Contact: Karabo Vincent Nawa
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1965
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote personal development of young people (physical, mental and spiritual development); education for a responsible citizenship; service delivery through community development projects; awareness raising on social issues and youth issues.

Illustrative Project:

Integration of street children and disabled into the movement; participation in national and international activities; social education for young people; service delivery to the community; peer education and counseling; training of a small group in 'wood badge' courses; publication of newsletters and scout magazine; expansion of membership to disabled, street children, armed forces and prison departments. 12000 members.

Botswana Workcamp Organization

Address: Boseja Ward, P.B. 1185, Mochudi, Botswana
Phone: 267 377 762
Fax: 267 357 995
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Contact: Joes M. Magetse
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1980
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To foster the spirit of self-help among participants; to develop leadership skills, practical skills and a respect for manual work; to encourage communities to take interest in young people and take over more responsibility for their development; 1500 members.

Illustrative Project:

Over 40 workcamps in 1995; leadership training seminars for 30 members.

Community Self-Help Development Organization of Botswana

Address: P.O. Box 1390, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 313 742
Fax: 267 314 660
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Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership Fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Self-Help Development Foundation of Zimbabwe

Action Areas:

Cooperative for Research, Development and Education

Address: P.O. Box 1895, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 32 38 65
Fax: 267 32 39 71
Email:
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Contact: Ratang Dijeug
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To support and strengthen worker and community managed enterprises to become viable through the provision of training and business advisory services.

Illustrative Project:

Training/capacity building: the Training Services Programme of CORDE provides training to CORDE membership, NGOs and CBOs in organization and management to strengthen their capacity and effectiveness.  As a result, the programme has offered advocacy skills training, leadership skills, governance skills, business management and marketing management.

Department of Culture and Social Welfare

Address: 3rd Floor Thusanyo House, Old Lobatse Road, Industrial Site, P.B. 00185,
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 309 222
Fax: 267 309 227
Email:
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Contact: Segakweng Seisa
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1990
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Other
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote collaboration efforts between all NGOs and the government of Botswana and other relevant stake holders; to develop and review policy in all matters related to youth; to implement and monitor youth programmes and initiatives; to identify and support the roles and functions of regional councils with regard to youth affairs and youth programmes in Botswana.

Illustrative Project:

Policy formulation; training youth leaders in various leadership courses; production of a draft youth policy; running a youth radio programme on the national radio, which discusses youth problems, development issues and possible remedial measures.

EduSave Trust

Address: P.O. Box 748, Ghanzi, Botswana
Phone: 267 596 688
Fax: 267 596 688
Email: shallua@botsnet.bw
Internet:
Contact: Dr. Lucas
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We are a non-governmental organization dealing with children and poverty issues in Western Botswana.

Illustrative Project:

Campaigns to prevent HIV/AIDS among youth.

Emang Basadi Women's Association

Address: Private Bag 00470, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 359 424
Fax: 267 309 335
Email: ebasadi@global.co.za
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Contact: Keiboitse Machangana
Type of Organization: National / Local / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Women's NGO Coalition

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Emang Basadi is a women's rights organization whose strategies and activities are geared towards bringing about gender equality in Botswana. Initially Emang Basadi's activities were focused on women's legal rights, but currently, the major focus is on women's political empowerment.

Illustrative Project:

The political education project was established in 1993, a year before the 1994 general elections in Botswana. Through this project, Emang Basadi entered into / carried out projects and advocacy work to increase the number of women's representation in Parliament which increased from the traditional maximum of 5% to 9.1%. This is just one of the successes which resulted from the political education project. 

Institute of Development Management, BLS

Address: P.O. Box 60167, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 30 64 33
Fax: 267 31 34 23
Email: idmro@info.bw
Internet:
Contact: R. Choto
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Governments of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland
Year Founded: 1974
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Consultancy fees
Affiliations: CAPAM / IASIA / AMTIESA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Training consultancy and research in management in various disciplines: general and human resource management; public administration; education management; health management; information management.

Illustrative Project:

Course offerings in computer literacy; management training.

Junior Achievement Botswana

Address: Boccim House, P.O. Box 432, Gaberone, Botswana
Phone: 267 311 117
Fax: 267 311 117
Email:
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Contact: A.M. Schaeken
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide business education programmes for young people; to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit among young people; to decrease the gap between governmental and private schools; to prepare young people to enter into professional life.

Illustrative Project:

In-school and out-of-school training for young people on basic business and management promoting partnerships; training of 2200 students from secondary schools; implementation of a pilot project focusing on unemployed school leavers; awareness raising activities.

Junior Chamber Botswana

Address: Plot 22712 / 2416, West Phase 4, B.P. 201573, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 300 865
Fax: 267 313 165
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Matshidiso Tlhowe
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Fundraising
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To train and develop individuals in leadership and management skills; to encourage members to contribute to their communities; to expose members to the global community; to encourage members to participate in business through international business network.

Illustrative Project:

Training of 21 members in adult education; hosting of at least one Junior Chamber International Official each year; attending two international conferences each year; sending 11 members to the World Congress in Glasgow in 1995; participation in a competition of 'Picture Diary' resulting in the production of ten postcards.

Kalahari Conservation Society

Address: P.O. Box 859, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 374 557
Fax: 267 314 259
Email: kcsceo@info.bw
Internet:
Contact: Joanne Addy
Type of Organization: National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1982
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: The World Conservation Union

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the knowledge of Botswana's rich wildlife and its environment through education and publicity; to encourage and in some cases, finance research into issues related to creating these resources and their conservation; to promote and support policies of conservation of wildlife and its habitat.

Illustrative Project:

Co-organized national conference together with the department of wildlife and national parks "Conservation and Wildlife Management in Botswana - Strategies into the 21st Century". The five day conference brought together over 400 people from Government, NGOs and the Private Sector. 40 recommendations resulted from the conference, and these will be forwarded to the government with individual action plans.

Kanye Brigade Development Trust

Address: P.O. Box 202, Kanye, Botswana
Phone: 267 340 255
Fax: 267 340 534
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Idah Sebusisiwe
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1977
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned Income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To improve living conditions in rural areas, in particular generating income; link up with the local Government and other non-governmental organizations; to implement vocational training courses; to improve employment skills and initiate job creation.

Illustrative Project:

Implementation of vocational training: construction, mechanics, electrical installations; generation of income and provision of rental properties; training of trainers: 3100 trainers participated in 1995; increased training capacities and activities; creation of employment opportunities; manufacturing and community services; construction of houses; review of farming activities; diversification of activities.

Kuru Development Trust

Address: P.O. Box 219, Ghanzi, Botswana
Phone: 267 596 308
Fax: 267 596 235
Email: kuru@info.bw
Internet:
Contact: R. Dekker
Type of Organization: National / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1986
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana / Afrikaans
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors / Earned income
Affiliations: WIMSA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Kuru Development Trust is a community development organization for marginal rural minorities such as the San and Bushmen people.

Illustrative Project:

Mother tongue preschool programme; contemporary Bushman art project; community based game farm.

Mennonite Ministries

Address: Box 33, Plot 5083, Podumo Road, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 351 090
Fax: 267 584 084
Email: mmbots@global.bw
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1968
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Mennonite Central Committee

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The mission of Mennonite Ministries (MM) in Botswana is the development of a ministry based on Christ's model which focuses on family issues, church leadership training, and Bible teaching and peace-making.

Illustrative Project:

We second personnel to local NGOs who work in the areas identified in our activities.

Mmegi Publishing Trust

Address: Private Bag BR 298, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 352 464
Fax: 267 584 977
Email: mmegi@info.bco
Internet:
Contact: M. Ntebela
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: SIDA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promotion of the democratisation of Botswana Society through performance of various media projects such as publication of newspapers, books, and  magazines. Mmegi operates a Legal Defence Fund for media workers, promotes development of the Setswana language, organizes educational campaigns and acts as a lobby group.

Illustrative Project:

MPT has since 1993 been publishing an environmental outreach supplement through it's newspaper, Mmegi It sensitises public professionals and decision-makers about environmental problems and issues. MPT was also involved in the Setswana Literacy Poject, through which two literacy manuals for neo-literates, and a weekly four-page weekly newsletter in Setswana were published over a three year period. The newsletter continued for a year after completion of the project the MPT carried out collaboration with the government and SIDA.

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Address: P.O. Box 170, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 31 39 73
Fax: 267 31 39 73
Email:
Internet:
Contact: T. Tsheko
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1991
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The reserve aims at promoting conservation of wildlife and nature in general. It also promotes environmental education.

Illustrative Project:

There is a range of wild animals and indigenous plants in the reserve. There is an education center which accomodates 80 students at a time. From the educational programmes developed, we have students and teachers coming in to learn about environment. 5,000 students and 2,000 tertiary and teachers visited the reserve last year. Another 3,000 independent people also visted the reserve.

Permaculture Trust of Botswana

Address: P.O. Box 31113, Serowe, Botswana
Phone: 267 43 24 28
Fax: 267 43 24 28
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Russel ID Clark
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors
Affiliations: Forum on Sustainable Agriculture

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote sustainable development in partnership with rural communities through the provision of training and extension programmes and the development of community based expertise and skill.

Illustrative Project:

Housing project: The trust worked with remote area dwellers (Bushmen) to improve their dwelling structures. Local councils have adopted the initiative and are funding the trust to continue imparting the expertise to the San people. The houses were made of pole walls and these would be eaten up by white ants, the improvement is to make a mud brick wall which is stronger.

Southern Africa Centre for Cooperation on Agricultural and Natural Resources

Address: P.O. Box 00108, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 328 847 / 328 848
Fax: 267 328 806
Email: info@saccarinfo.bw
Internet:
Contact: Bruno Ndungutu
Type of Organization: Regional / National / Local / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) / USAID

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Coordination of agricultural and natural resources. Training and professional education in agriculture, forestry, veterinary medicine and natural resources.

Illustrative Project:

SACCAR in collaboration with USAID Africalink, has embarked on a programme to provide support to networks with electrical communications tools in capacity building.

The Women's NGO Coalition

Address: Private Bag 00342, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 309 555
Fax: 267 309 555
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1994
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Promote women's rights and their effective participation in community sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

Workshops and seminars on how to translate the convention on women's rights in local reality.

The World Conservation Union - Botswana

Address: Private Bag 00300, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 371 584
Fax: 267 371 584
Email: iucn@info.bw
Internet:
Contact: Rvud Jansen
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Institutions / States
Year Founded: 1948
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language:
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Union for the Conservation of Nature

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The mission of IUCN is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

Illustrative Project:

IUCN - Botswana worked as a consultant for the Government of Botswana in drafting legislation for environmental impact assessment in 1995-1996. The proposed act was prepared by the attorney general's chambers in 1997 and is expected to be endorsed by Parliament in 1998.

Thusano Lefatsheng Trust

Address: Private Bag 00251, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 399 170
Fax: 267 399 171
Email: thusanol@info.bw
Internet:
Contact: Gaogakwe Phorawo
Type of Organization: National / Local / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Forum on Sustainable Agriculture

Action Areas:

Purpose:

We are a rural development organization engaged in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in rural Botswana.

Illustrative Project:

Grapple plant cultivation and ecological studies. The studies aim to produce information on the survival and productivity of the grapple plant following a harvesting exercise. The information produced will be useful when it comes to planning harvesting rotations and developing sustainable management strategies. This project intends to provide technical information and training to the communities at its sites.

Tshwaraganang-Help Each Other

Address: P.O. Box V. 652, Ramotswa, Botswana
Phone: 267 39 02 12
Fax: 267 39 08 26
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Reiner Strupwoski
Type of Organization: National / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Evangelical Lutheran Mission in Lower Saxonia

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The hospice at home programme was set up for patients with advanced HIV/AIDS and cancer disease. Care is given to terminally ill and dying patients.

Illustrative Project:

Counseling and bereavement support. 57 patients are part of the programme. From 1997-1998 around 2000 home visits have been carried out by 5 staff members and 17 volunteers. 97 volunteers were trained from 1993-1998.

Women's Finance House

Address: P.O. Box 475, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 356 500
Fax: 267 304 176
Email: wfhb@global.bw
Internet:
Contact: Godson Tosu
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income/ Foreign donors
Affiliations: Women's World Banking

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To assist low-income women entrepreneurs by the provision of credit, savings and training services to enable them to participate in economic activities of the country.

Illustrative Project:

Women's Finance House-Botswana is a micro finance institution that is involved in credit, savings and training in basic business management on a continous basis. So far about 950 members have been trained.

World View Botswana

Address: Plot No 2, P.B. 00366, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 357 767
Fax: 267 357 767
Email:
Internet:
Contact: G. Moatshe
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Youth
Year Founded: 1989
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: The Youth Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide skills training for youth; exchange and dissemination of information.

Illustrative Project:

Training courses on social change, leadership skills and management skills for small business; training courses on video production for dissemination of information about development issues; projects on environmental issues, such as campaigns, protection and cleaning projects.

Young Women's Christian Association of Botswana

Address: P.O. Box 359, Plot No. 5350/1/2, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 353 681 / 374 113
Fax: 267 357 783
Email:
Internet:
Contact:
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1962
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Setswana
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: World Association of Christian Associations

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To develop women and youth physically, mentally and spiritually by providing a forum to share knowledge and experiences and by running programmes that address educational, political and socio-economic issues.

Illustrative Project:

A peer counseling project for Teens called PACT has been very successful. Its goal is to empower young people with knowledge and skills so as to be able to counsel one another to make informed decisions and build their self-esteem. Results: trained teenagers - both boys and girls have been able to impact others to the extent that the programme has spread throughout the country resulting in less teenage pregnancies, improved discipline in schools, and out-of-school youth running positive projects and no longer "street children".