Empowered Development for the Community of Philippi
Amandla Development works to empower South African youth with equal access to quality education opportunities.
We do this by building capacity in effective grassroots organizations working in education, in order to maximize their impact.
Due to a fluctuating population, severely high crime, and grinding poverty, learning at school is a major challenge for the Philippi community of Cape Town.
We know that what happens outside of school affects a child’s ability to learn more than what happens inside the school. It is important that the various actors in the community share a common vision for the success of their young people and work together towards that.
This way teachers aren’t forced to play so many roles (like social worker, doctor, parent); it can’t all fall to the schools.
Therefore, Amandla is facilitating a community stakeholder-driven approach to improving education and opportunity. We have engaged stakeholders across sectors and convened a collective committed to an inside-out approach to supporting an environment both in and outside school that’s conducive to the success of Philippi’s youth.
What is Amandla?
Amandla coordinates a process wherein local knowledge and active citizenship meet government processes.
And NGO ground-level meet implementation.
Our Collectives mobilise local resources to ensure their young people are fully supported to be ready to learn, take charge of their education journey and grow into active and productive members of society.
Amandla provides logistical support that includes convening, developing collaborative tools, helping groups communicate actively, and gathering and managing knowledge that helps partners improve their management capacity and the quality of their services.
Investing in capacity is investing in results and in rigorous, transparent evaluation of results.
Restoration of dignity stripped by decades of discrimination is key to empowering individuals to succeed.
Crucial to real reconciliation is opportunity creation for previously disadvantage populations.
Collaboration and knowledge sharing are integral. Cooperation between government, funders, civil society, and communities is a necessity. The responsibility for development transcends borders.
The Philippi Team
To empower the community of Philippi we need to build strong networks and work towards a common vision
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