Kgatelopele Social Development Forum

Kgatelopele Social Development Forum (KSDF) was established in 2005 and is a registered NPO based in Danielskuil, which is a rural town approximately 200 km from Kimberly. The main objective of the organisation is to economic development and social sustainability within Danielskuil and neighbouring communities. KSDF is run by a Board assisted by a Management committee, Project managers and coordinators of the various projects in the organisation. Their mission is to provide development, job creation and social wellbeing through the development and implementation of sustainable projects and programs within their local communities. KSDF provides services and implements projects as far wide as Tlhakalatlou, Marangteng, Kuilsville and Lime Acres within the Kgatelopele Municipality. They have 4 flagship projects, namely the feeding scheme which provides meals for 1600 beneficiaries on a daily basis, the Orphaned and Vulnerable Children program for 240 children, the Home based car projects rendering services to 446 people and the food gardens projects which has ensured that more than 160 community members are able to grow their own food in their back yards.

Governance and management

KSDF has a management committee of 11 members of which 8 are women, 2 are men and 2 youths. The staff complement is made up of 6 staff member with Ms Jeanette Mqomo as Project Manager, 3 Project Coordinators and 2 administrators. They also have Volunteer staff made up of 60 Home Based carers, 3 Peer educators and 2 gardeners.

Main activities of the LDA

KSDF offers the following services:

  • Para-legal  services to members of the local and neighbouring communities
  • Home Based acre for HIV/Aids and TB infected and affected community members
  • Orphaned and Vulnerable Children’s programs
  • Food gardens projects in the community
  • Feeding scheme for poor and destitute community members

 

Highlights, achievements, innovative projects

Below are some of the highlights and achievements of the organisation.

  • Offering paralegal services to more than 380 community members assisting them with labour issues, domestic disputes, social grants, etc.
  • A feeding scheme which provides meals for 1600 beneficiaries on a daily basis.
  •  Orphaned and Vulnerable Children program for 240 children in the community supported by the 3 Peer Educators.
  • Home based care service to 446 people provided by the 60 Home base carers.