Social Auxiliary Worker (SAW) Training in Eastern Cape
The SAW learnership training project in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape which ended in 2011 was endorsed successfully by the HWSETA. CEFA assisted 40 learners to successfully complete this training project; it is clear that everybody worked hard and found their training informative and stimulating. Congratulations to all involved in this project!

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Training in Eastern Cape
D G Murray Trust made it possible for CEFA to make a difference in the Eastern Cape

In 2009 the D G Murray Trust (a Public Benefit Organisation) responded to a group of NGOs in the Eastern Cape, who asked for help in training Social Auxiliary Workers (SAWs). Trust funding enabled 56 enthusiastic men and women to embark on a journey to become professionally qualified Social Auxiliary Workers, through attendance at a CEFA training course – classroom theory backed by practical field application, tailored to their needs and the needs of the communities they serve.

Once qualified and registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professions, each new SAW can reach and support 100 people in their communities. The ripple effect of compound growth in personal empowerment and community growth is enormous; so is the pleasure in knowing that money has been well spent in building a better life for all.

CEFA is monitoring and measuring the results of this community intervention, backed by the Cape Provincial University of Technology, using custom designed data base technology; results are being fed back into the field so as to ensure that the right lessons are learned, that positive results lead to further growth – and that negative results are discarded. Prof. de Wet Schutte heads the project.