NELSON MANDELA DAY BUILD
The Next Chapter – Committing to 10 Years of Change
“We must use time wisely and forever realise that the time is always ripe to do right.” Nelson Mandela
Habitat for Humanity South Africa in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Department of Human Settlements is honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by building homes for low-income families. Building the South Africa Nelson Mandela dreamed of is only possible if we come together and raise our hearts, hands and voices to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
It was Mandela’s dream to eradicate poverty in South Africa. Habitat SA believes that the security of a home represents the foundation for low-income South African families to break free from their cycle of poverty.
Umgababa Community – Wards 99 and 100
In 2008, Habitat for Humanity SA entered into a partnership with the Umgababa community (Wards 99 and 100), the National Department of Human Settlements, the KZN Provincial Department of Human Settlements and the Ethekwini Municipality. Habitat SA was appointed as the Community Resource Organisation (CRO) to provide organisational, technical and financial support to the community-based organisation (which is the committee representing the community). Highlights of the programme achieved to date includes:
2008 – Supporting the growth of a strong, representative, accountable and transparent community-based leadership committee structure through the facilitation of Habitat SA’s leadership capacity building programme.
2014 – Facilitating the utilisation of Asset-Based Community Development processes to intentionally identify human competencies, physical assets and other resources in the Umgababa community.
2015 – The Sustainable Livelihoods Analysis Tool was used to identify the main constraints and opportunities expressed by poor and marginalised people in Umgababa.
2016 – A Community Action Plan (CAP) was developed to prioritise the community’s needs and identify gaps in service provision and support.
2017 – Facilitating processes for the community to identify suitable partners (in line with our P4 approach) to formalise sustainable partnerships to address under-resourced areas.
2018 – Habitat SA is appointed by the KZN Department of Human Settlements to work with the community of Umgababa in South Durban as they build 1000 housing units. This is a special needs housing project under the Enhanced Public Housing Process policy guidelines.
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