Thursday, July 27, 2017
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" If we work together we will achieve our dreams... "

~ Anonymous

" If we work together we will achieve our dreams... "

~ Anonymous

" If we work together we will achieve our dreams... "

~ Anonymous

" If we work together we will achieve our dreams... "

~ Anonymous

Local Governance

ECNGOC’S Civil Society Support Programme for Local Governance is a programme that works with representatives from ECNGOC member organisations and communities to help them define and tackle key problems that affect them.
Participants in the programme operating in three Eastern Cape districts (Amathole, Cacadu Central and Cacadu Midland-Karoo) collectively identify issues they want addressed within their communities. They then carry out research on these issues, bring other community members onboard, and engage the local authorities and other institutions, encouraging all groups to work collectively to solve the problem at hand.
EXAMPLE: An excellent example of what can be achieved can be seen in the improvements to toilet facilities in Duncan Village. In May 2009, a clean-up was organised by the CSSP Amathole Working Group in three toilets in Duncan Village around Sanitation and Hygiene week. The Daily Dispatch ran stories on the clean-up and this, combined with presentations made by CSSP members to local government officials, helped prompt the development of ten long-awaited new toilet blocks for Duncan Village residents. 
OTHER GROUPS: The Amathole Working Group has also been working towards improved water supply in Alice, particularly for the Golf Course and Hillcrest communities.
The Cacadu Central group, who worked on Know Your Housing Rights brochure in 2008-09, which has subsequently been used by Black Sash, the Department of Housing and other groups, worked towards improvements to health facilities in Bathurst over this past financial year.
In Cacadu Mid-land Karoo, a key focus is how to better involve youth in community decision-making.
   

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