Seriti Institute strengthens community organisation for social health and local economic development. It uses large scale participatory methods, and in its systemic interventions forges partnerships involving communities, government departments, non-governmental organisations, civil society and business.

Seriti's programmes are all designed to achieve social scale impact, with participation of hundreds of people and collaboration of all actors within an activity system. A coherent theory informs Seriti’s approaches, and is perhaps best expressed in the Organisation Workshop which forges organisational literacy amongst a large group of participants, while creating enterprises and social cohesion.

Seriti is one of the Implementing Agents for the South African government’s Community Work Programme, and was one of the main partners in the Kwanda reality TV show.

When they received a donation of building materials from tourists visiting the Kruger National Park, Pfukani Rixile crèche in Belfast requested the CWP’s Bushbuckridge site to assist with the building of a dining hall. Soon, 18 male and female participants were hard at work in the construction of the hall.

The building is currently nearing completion and, when finished, will accommodate 238 children.