I am blessed to take this opportunity to wish all CEFA staff, facilitators, moderators, volunteers, donors, partners and their families and friends a very happy Christmas season and a peaceful and successful New Year. This message applies equally to all our learners; your success makes our efforts worthwhile.

I am extremely proud of the incredible commitment from all CEFA staff and associates. It is obvious that your many efforts are making a real difference in many the lives of many people. Without your dedication the numerous milestones that have been achieved this year would not have been possible. I pay particular tribute to our facilitators, assessors and moderators. Your tireless efforts have helped us to strengthen our services and reach out more effectively to those who need them the most.

The Christmas holidays are a time for families and friends to be together, to share experiences, aspirations, memories, trials and triumphs. It is also a time when we look back on everything that has been achieved over the past year. 2015 has been a good year for CEFA with many new initiatives like embarking on e-learning, the RPL Pilot initiative, many CPD trainings and completing the first Community Development NQF Level 5 learnership.

My heartfelt thanks go also to our CEFA Board of Directors. With your support and inspiration CEFA has a strong plan and a clear vision; the future looks very positive indeed!

May everybody who has crossed our path in 2015, and every person who is associated with CEFA, experience peace and progress and may you be blessed. 2015 has proved to be a good year in which we have grown stronger.

I know that we are all looking forward to an even more successful and exciting 2016.

Dr. Karien Lubbe

Chief Executive Officer – CEFA