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.

Seriti Institute has a new logo. The organization decided to rebrand itself and so a new logo was envisaged that would more accurately reflect our values and the work we do.

We wanted a logo that would be fresh, clean and emblematic of the three essential components of our work, namely, creating job opportunities, encouraging learning and fostering personal growth and development.

The new logo retains the green, white and black of the old while interpreting the shadow meaning of the word Seriti less literally.

The shadow is now reflected by the green tonal shading in the word Seriti. The new logo also includes a stylised emblem comprising a book, the sun, a pen and a leaf which together communicate learning, new opportunities, action and growth.

Our slogan has also changed from “Communities at Work” to “Work. Learn. Grow.”, which more broadly encompasses our emphasis on learning, community development, training, agriculture and personal development as well as our efforts to create work and enterprise development opportunities in impoverished and underdeveloped communities.