Mamelani believes strongly in developing meaningful partnerships. We work closely with other NGOs and community-based organisations to cover the broad range of needs that the participants in our programmes have. We strive to build a strong network of inter-organisational referral and support structures.
We have partnered with the Western Cape Department of Social Development and the following Child and Youth Care Centres and organisations in the Capacity Building process aimed at strengthening Transitional Support Services in the Province.
Girls and Boys Town has eight registered Child and Youth Care Centres that offer residential care to children whose own families cannot cope and who don’t do well in foster care.
Holy Cross is a Child and Youth Care Centre caring for 115 children and youth aged between 2 and 18 years from the greater Western Cape area. The Centre provides holistic development to those they care for.
The Homestead offers a continuum of services, both on and off the street, and which together address the needs and challenges children face in successfully transitioning away from street life. The LaunchPad is the Homestead Transitional Residential Care Centre working with youth over the age of 16.
Home from Home is a registered cluster foster scheme. They currently have 34 foster homes.
Heatherdale Children’s Home is a Child and Youth Care Centre based in Athlone. Heatherdale cares for roughly 50 children and youth, male and female, aged between 4 and 18.
Lawrence House is a Child and Youth Care Centre based in Woodstock. The Centre cares for up to 25 children and youth, male and female. They specialise in the care and protection of unaccompanied foreign minors and refugee children, as well as children who have experienced trauma.
SA Children’s Home is a Child and Youth Care Centre based in Tamboerskloof that provides care for up to 44 children and youth.
St Georges Home is Child and Youth Care Center based in Wynberg that cares for up to 40 girls and young women.
WOW is a pilot programme launched by the Western Cape Government to prevent lifestyle diseases in the Western Cape.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is a private international association that aims to ensure that all people should have access to healthcare regardless of gender, race, religion, creed or political affiliation, and that people’s medical needs outweigh respect for national boundaries.
Support with training in nutrition and health promotion with regard to Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle.
Implementing partner in the health programme.
The mission of the PHM-SA is to improve the capacity of individuals and communities to realize their right to health and health care, and to advocate for a Primary Health Care approach. Their flagship project in SA : The Right to Health Campaign, and the speedy and comprehenisive implementation of the National Health Insurance.
Primary health care facility providing HIV, AIDS and TB related treatment and care. Mamelani has partnered with the clinic to facilitate community-based ARV adherance clubs.
The Yiza Ekhaya Soup Kitchen is a community project that was started by one of Mamelani’s Community Champions. The Soup Kitchen provides 250 meals a day to children and adults from Kuyasa with a particular focus on people who are on treatment.
Masikhulisane Bogogo is a network of grandmothers that Mamelani has been working with. The group emerged out of the Grandmother’s Gathering at the 2016 International Aids Conference. The Grandmothers Gathering was supported by The Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Teaching stress management and self-healing techniques.
Mental Health services for children and families in Khayelitsha.
Family and Marriage counselling services.
Accessible, confidential and non-directive counselling services 24 hours a day.
Training, service and healing for women with a particular focus on victims of domestic abuse.
Helping victims of child abuse and neglect.
Support services for children, parents and caregivers.
Protecting children’s rights
Support services and information for rape survivors.
Uses the power of football combined with holistic education to empower young people and to change lives.
Leadership and management training programmes to corporates, government and communities
Developing a new generation of conscious, confident and responsible children.
Provides a support system for vulnerable youth through weekly youth programmes, free counselling services and access to supported accommodation .
Empowerment of youth through education, e-literacy training and career guidance.
Post-18 residential home providing education and development.
Basic Education and skills training for young people who have fallen behind in their education or who battle to cope in the mainstream education system.
Youth Development organisation using the Wilderness for developing youth leadership.
Adolescent health organizationon that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize youth in developing countries.
Offers skills and training, community development, social and disruptive innovation, mobile and internet solutions, social entreprise incubation, impact investing and social franchising.
Providing hope and education to youth at risk.
Provides a safe space for 20 young women over the age of 18 to grow and get ready to step into their adult lives.
Focus on developing home food gardens.
Vocational training and job placement centre.
Internships for youth to be part of the team creating a youth magazine, for youth, by youth.
Assisting the unemployed find work.
Offers practical and market related skills training combined with life skills and business skills training.
Offers courses that focus on increasing the self-confidence and readiness of participants to enter into the job market.
Robin Trust offers courses in Home Based Care, Community Health Worker and Nursing Training courses.
Runs various programmes to empower unemployed youth to access sustainable employment, learnerships/internships and further studies as part of a process of life long learning.
Ubuntu Touch Project trains students in massage and other therapies, enabling them to deliver treatments in corporate and community settings. Students are also trained in basic business skills required to manage their own small business.
Promotes and facilitates learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families.
Leader in child policy research and advocacy in South Africa. Children’s Institute assists policy-makers and practitioners to create policies, programmes and institutions that support the best interests of the country’s children.
Supports authentic and coherent development practice amongst people, organisations and institutions working towards those forms of social transformation that most benefit the poor and marginalized.
Specialists in the developmental sector.
Capacity building and networking AIDS organisations.
Mamelani is part of community structures in the areas in which we work including the MSAT structures.
Professional network, partner in development, information source, training provider and advocacy body for children
The Training for Transformation Diploma explores the Key Concepts of Paulo Freire, reflecting on the applicability of such concepts to enhance the work of organizations in communities with whom they engage
A networking forum for organisations working with youth at risk.
Support for the strengthening of development practice.
Support for Organisational Development.