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Capacity Building

Cap build1rsProgramme managers work closely with our project partners to help them gain the knowledge, skills and tools to manage their projects more effectively, integrating child protection policy into every aspect of their service delivery.

This ensures that the children we support for receive the best care possible.

For example, we conduct a baseline assessment as part of the evaluation process when selecting new community groups to work with and tailor trainings to meet the specific needs of each project. These training sessions range from advocacy and lobbying to financial management and child protection and accredited training in social care.

A recent 4 day training workshop held in the Johannesburg office focused on project management and brought together staff from  5 partner projects across 3 different provinces; Mpumalanga, Free State and KwaZulu Natal.

By the end of the session participants had a clear understanding of project management terminology and had worked together to explore a number of stages:

• Planning
• Implementation
• Evaluation
• Action plan
• Integrating child protection policy issues into programme planning

The added benefit of bring our partners together is that staff from all 3 provinces are able to share their own experiences and learn best practice from each other, enriching their own project delivery when they return home.

At the end of each day each participant gave feedback on how the day went and what had learnt. We are already seeing improvements and are planning customised follow up sessions in each priority province.