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The SGB at PT Sanders Combined School consulted during construction of the new school: ASIDI

The SGB at PT Sanders Combined School consulted during construction of the new school: ASIDI

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Key Social Facilitation Deliverables

As an experienced Social Facilitator, Joshua Mahlangu delivers services and advice in the following key performance areas:

l  Develop Community Engagement Plans (CEP’s), Communication Plans and Implementation Plan Matrix.

l  Conduct community research and Participatory Rapid Appraisals (PRA’s).

l  Develop Stakeholder Power Maps, Social Asset Analysis, Problem Tree Analysis and assessment reports based on local Integrated Development Plans (IDP’s).

l  Compile community profiles and community visioning.

l  Identify and define interested and affected parties and mobilise community input.

l  Establish community stakeholder committees and develop schedules of community meetings.

l  Conduct regular consultative meetings to secure buy-in and mutuality; and to ensure maximum community participation and sustainable partnerships.

l  Facilitate for the design and implementation to consider the concerns of community stakeholders.

l  Identify and analyse social issues and risks to the project.

l  Coordinate activities of Community Liaison Officers (CLO’s).

l  Assist to build sustainable municipal-corporate-community partnerships.

l  Co-ordinate the recruitment of project beneficiaries and provide beneficiary data for capturing onto the Beneficiary Information Management Systems (BIMS) and also compile monthly status reports and Post Implementation Reviews (PIR).

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cosmo City Residents Ordered to Stay Away from School Building Project

Through Social Facilitation, we assist to avoid and mitigate in challenges such as the one in the above link. Community engagement and social facilitation is a key resource in any community project.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Social Facilitation for ASIDI Free State: Pre-Implementation Phase

Our Social Facilitation engagement in the Department of Basic Education's Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative(ASIDI) in the Free State province includes three schools in the Xhariep Education District. The names of the three schools are:
- PT Sanders Intermediate School in Trompsburg, Kopanong Local Municipality
- Diamanthoogte Combined School in Koffiefontein, Letsemeng Local Municipality, and
- Luckhoff Combined School in Luckhoff, also in the Letsemeng Local Municipality.

Interested and affected parties were identified, local community representative structures were engaged and the community stakeholder steering committees were established in each of the three project sites. The process to source potential Community Liaison Officers (CLO's) is currently in progress. Appointments of CLO's will hopefully be finalized in the month of April 2013.

The Independent Development Trust (IDT) is the Implementing Agent for the Department of Basic Education (DBE). Crane Registered Quantity Surveyor are the appointed Programme Managers. The building contractors for the construction of the schools are yet to be announced.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Interactive Driver Education System (IDES) for High School Learners

The Interactive Driver Education System (IDES) is a driver training system with computer-based tuition towards obtaining a Learners' Licence, and a computerised driver training simulator to assist learner drivers to maneuver a vehicle before they attempt to drive the actual real vehicle.

IDES will provide the learner with all the training material to help the learner pass the learners' licence test and it will provide the skills and the confidence to drive on the road. IDES systematically teaches the learner from basic road signs to how to handle a vehicle in wet weather or in an emergency situation.

The IDES project is targetted at high school learners to obtain drivers' licences as part of Life Orientation skills in line with the current school curriculum in South Africa. The intervention is funded through sponsorships and grants since most learners in township school are unable to afford the training. Companies are invited to make Corporate Social Investment (CSI) or Socio-Economic Development (SED) contributions (BEE Code 700) in support of this initiative.

The aim is to establish Community e-Centres in the townships where high school learners can access the system as well as workshops on Personal Development Planning (PDP), Study Readiness and Career Guidance. Other services such as Basic Computer Skills Training, Internet Access, Photocopy and Typing, CV development and Job Hunting/Interview Preparation will be offered to enable to e-Centre to become sustainable. Enterprise Development contributions (BEE Code 600) from companies to fund the establishment of these e-Centres are highly welcome

Any member of the community will be able to access IDES and other services offered at the e-Centre on a pre-paid or post-paid basis.

Based on the pilot process that is currectly being undertaken, we infer that this programme will add true value to both the community and the contributing entity that chooses to adopt this project.

Any interested parties can e-mail Joshua Mahlangu: or call 072 614 1986