These are some of our other projects:
Training community volunteer workers
Through several other partners we train many community volunteer workers – not like volunteers in the UK, these are full-time workers who do this work through a combination of commitment to their communities, to help what they can see around them, because there is no other work for them and because for any potential employer they have shown a commitment to work.
We aim to give these volunteer workers a range of skills in recognising abuse and knowing what to do about it as well as some basic knowledge of illnesses [usually linked to HIV/AIDS], some counselling skills, information about what welfare benefits are available and how to refer people/children in need of welfare support.
We aim to provide the courses through certified training organisations so the end certificates have some value for the future of the learners.
Training Auxiliary Social Workers
In 2013-2014 we are again funding the bursaries of people training to be Social Auxiliary Workers in organisations working with vulnerable abused and traumatised children.
Another four very proud community workers have, with our help, achieved a life-long ambition to become qualified Social Auxiliary Workers [SAW]. That now is over 50 people we have funded through this life-changing course.