For those of you who are new to this field, Social Auxiliary Workers (SAWs) are dedicated people who support those pillars of community welfare and development – the Social Workers. In their provision of social welfare support, SAWs enable Social Workers to do much more than they could do on their own, thereby making them of far more value to the communities they serve; together they both gain in life and skills enrichment. This is a WIN-WIN situation for all.

This particular SAW training project, commenced in 2010 in Bloemfontein, with 55 learners enrolled from all five Districts of the Free State Province: Motheo, Thabo Mofutsanyane, Xhariep, Fezile Dabi and Lejweleputswa. 22 Social Workers, currently employed by the Department of Social Development, were mentoring learners and guiding them through their practical workplace training.

Dr Masonette du Toit of Central Business Academy (CBA), in Bloemfontein, was Lead Coach, Project Coordinator and Moderator, in this presentation of CEFA’s SAW training programme. This project was completed successfully and awaits Verification by the HWSETA.

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