Working towards healthy, whole and hope-filled communities
eThembeni's vision is to equip, encourage and elevate the individuals we interact with, so that they in turn can become agents of positive change and health in their own communities. To this end we run the following projects and programmes:
Building more capacity
eThembeni has a multi-pronged approach to capacity building.
Projects Local, provincial, national and international support is being sought for the running and improvement of projects.
Networks are being built with donors and supporting organisations like the South African Learning and Transformation Alliance (SALT).
Services Like-minded partners are also invited to add value to existing services. Just two examples of these partnerships include Eden Foundation who assisted with soy processing and planting training, and Street Biz who provided entrepreneurial mind-set development and training in listening skills.
Linking local business to communities eThembeni also links with local business leaders to assist communities to become more entrepreneurial thinkers.
Materials are collected and assimilated into the projects for practical application across different programmes and target audiences.
eThembeni has several income-generating projects (including renting out infrastructure) to ensure its ongoing sustainability. Vehicles are kept on the road with good maintenance plans and funding for running costs. A fundraising team also works on proposals and donor drives to secure ongoing income for the organisation.