Programme 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
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:
• Action plan
• Integrating child protection policy issues into programme
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