Voter Education Campaigns
ESST has been deeply involved, as part of its community education, in all of the previous elections at both national and provincial levels.
In particular we wish to single out the historic 1994 election, when the IEC chose ESST as its preferred service provider and, similarly, the Task Group for Local Elections did the same in 1995.
This project was done for the Department of Public Service and Administration in 2007/2008 and teaches participants what the law says about one’s rights (as a citizen), in particular as it relates to education, health, human settlements, social development and basic needs, even reflecting on the responsibilities of municipalities serving their constituencies.
A website was also developed for departmental officials.
This project was done for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development in 2004 and assisted children who have to appear in court (including their caretakers).
Copies of the material was made in all official languages were made available to Magistrate’s Courts across the country.
This project was done for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and was done with women to educate them about the avenues of recourse open to them if they are victims of non-payments of maintenance, sexual harassment, domestic violence and any other violations of their rights.
They were also educated about secondary issues such as education for their children and support groups were established for them to help them through the process of recourse.
Phila Mzansi Diepsloot: A life skills and gender-focused HIV programme implemented with youth in Diepsloot Township in Gauteng, focusing on young women aged 13 to 18 in particular.
The Phila Mzansi: Diepsloot programmes are designed to reduce risk of harm caused by gender discrimination amongst the AGYW, to develop resilience against harm, and develop individuals not only in terms of mental, spiritual and physical health but in terms of skills development as well.
Phila Mzansi Abaqulusi: This project, implemented in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal, encompasses all HIV and AIDS-related aspects: effective communication, gender issues, a healthy lifestyle, life choices, etc.
The programme creates a platform for disadvantaged, marginalised women and youth, including the disabled, to come together to share ideas and solutions not just with regard to income generation and related problem-solving, but also to social issues which deeply affect their communities.
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