GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF IMPLEMENTATION SITES
The organization facilitates community based child protection services in Three (3) District Municipalities in Seven (7) sub local district in twelve (12) select sites in Mpumalanga Province:
- Gert Sibande District Municipality in Albert Luthuli ( Emanzana and Nhlazatshe sites) and Msukaligwa Local Municipality the site offices: (Lothair and Ermelo sites];
- Ehlanzeni District Municipality in Bushbuckridge Local Municipality (Acornhoek and Dwarsloop sites) Nkomazi Local Municipality, (Komatipoort and Naas site ) and Mbombela Local Municipality ( Ntsikazi and Kabokweni site )
- Nkangala District Municipality in Emalahleni Local Municipality ( Kwaguqua site ) and Thembisile -Hani Local Municipality ( Kwa-Mhlanga site )
Community-based Child Protection Forums (CPF) have been established in all the aforementioned sites. CPFs were established to strengthen and foster collaboration between CLMPU and stakeholder organizations involved with child protection work at community level. Total of 91 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) were signed with different stakeholder organizations involved with child protection work at community level, Including Home Affairs (DHA), Social Development (DSD), Health (DOH), Education (DOE), Police (SAPS), Agriculture (DOA), and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA); and members from locally based organisations such as Home Based Care Groups, Youth Organisations, National Association of Child Care Workers (NACCW), etc. Currently, the cumulative number of organizational representatives who participate in the CPFs within the 8 sites stands at 185 members. .CPFs seek to conscientize community members to take action against the abuse of children, particularly orphan and vulnerable children (OVC). CPF meetings are convened regularly wherein child abuse issues affecting the local community are discussed, referrals are made for children affected by child abuse and where child protection activities at site level are planned and reviewed.
OAK training was conducted to CPF stakeholder members by Psycho social department. The aim of the training was to capacitate members with knowledge and skills to identify and assist abused children.
CLMPU, through its field staff, identify most vulnerable households and children within the community. A standardize household needs assessments tool will be used to assess social and economic issues of the household. CLMPU registers vulnerable households and children to benefit from a package of services as provided by the organization, beneficiaries will receive a basket of qualitative services are better placed to deal with deserving vulnerable families and children. A multiplicity of services to targeted beneficiaries will be facilitated through various programmes that are coordinated by the Community Development, Training and Capacity Building and Psycho-Social Departments within CLMPU
Achievements through the Community Development Program
A total number 60 care workers were trained by Nicdam on Lay counselling skills. The main aim of the training was to capacitated, provide skills and knowledge to care workers. A 98% submission of PoEs and Competency achievement for the trained CCWs, 100 % SRI no 3 monthly reports submissions to date. By March 2017 all Sites have reported maximum 90% achievement of CCWs on referrals and testing of Beneficiaries. 99% presence of Mentees and CCWs during mentoring visits
Achievements of 2016 targets
New relationship was develop with HUMANA in assisting through HIV/ AIDS counselling and testing and signing of MOU with the Department of Health has strengthen HTC and adherence services to beneficiaries.