Places of safety, places of hope
Life in the townships can be tough. Services and
resources are slender – while poverty, unemployment and overcrowding
bring the inevitable social problems: drug and alcohol abuse, gangsterism,
violence against women, child abuse and neglect.
Lack of sanitation, overcrowding and hunger fan the spread of
TB, HIV and AIDS and other illness.
Amidst all this, our nine Community Development Centres [CDCs]
stand out as beacons of hope in the most impoverished communities.
They are places were community members are empowered to improve
their quality of life, with regard to:
- Meeting basic needs of food and shelter.
- Protecting vulnerable members of the community – especially
women and children – subject to abuse, neglect and exploitation.
- Strengthing and supporting families through marriage guidance,
HIV and AIDS counselling and programmes for those who abuse drugs
- Creating opportunities for communities to take action with
regard to issues facing them.
For more information about individual CDCs, please select an area
from the links on the right.