PO Box 30, 7 New Eisleben Road
Philippi 7781, Cape Town
Contact person: Meyer, Ines
- Aid organization
- Commune, community project
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
Community Connections is a young and dynamic organisation initiated in 2000 in response to poverty in South Africa and the growing isolation of community based organisations (CBOs) and community workers.
Our programmes aim to reach organisations who are most marginalised in the development sector and we have worked predominantly with non-affiliated CBOs from the HIV/AIDS; children and youth; women/income-generation and environmental sectors.
Since 2000, we have developed an effective and integrated capacity-building programme which includes organisational development support (ODS), training, technical support; networking and advocacy work. Until 2006 the programme has reached approximately 100 CBOs and 300 community workers and we have a growing network of clients and partners who support our work. We have also been proactive in promoting the interests of CBOs through our links with local government; showcase events and international partnerships.
In addition to our funded work, Community Connections also provides consultancy services for donors, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and local government structures working at a grassroots level. These have included networks and umbrella bodies predominantly in the HIV/AIDS and early childhood development sectors.
Ines Meyer has a PhD in Organisational Psychology and extensive experience in Training, HR and Organisational Development. She has lectured at the University of Cape Town and has been actively involved in Amnesty International as a volunteer. Ines also co-founded the NPO (Bhoto) and currently serves as their chairperson.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Also we can offer expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information, deliver a lecture and establish new contacts in the following field: capacity building, community based organisations in South Africa, organisational development in the non-profit sector.