TOrganization Workshops held by Seriti Institute



Practical Work


Munsieville –

150 people

Pilot for social issues within the OW. Other work included restoral of buildings, tree planting, food gardens, rebuilding of farmhouse.


Bokfontein –

200 people

Informal settlement. Created cooperative garden, sunk borehole, developed road & recreation area, planted trees. Crèche enlarged. Community association forged linkage with municipality


Kwanda Learning Camp –

450 people

4 ha Citrus and 3 ha Vegetables planted, and irrigation installed. Chicken Farm initiated, Crèche enlarged, park created, trees & food gardens planted;  campaigns on HIV prevention, care of OVC; 36 ECD Practitioners trained to Level 1. 5 teams capacitated to transform their communities.


Diepsloot –

200 People

School renovation & fencing; social contracts in HIV prevention, care of children; 28 ECD Practitioners trained to level 1; reduction of alcohol abuse; sports coaching; established orchards and planted shade trees; assisted vegetable enterprise to expand to 3 hectares of production; cleared 6km ‘hot spots’ of reeds and long grass; built 4 safe crossings zones for school children along stream; cleared taxi rank and repainted toilets; renovated youth centre. launched CWP in partnership with local government.


Galeshewe –

187 people

2 Schools renovated; established 9 school gardens and orchards; established 0.8ha garden; built 20 stoeps around water sources in informal settlement; social contracts in HIV prevention, care of children, reduction of alcohol abuse – Phuza Wize campaign; 2 recycling enterprises formed; 21 ECD Practitioners trained to level 1.  Catalysed government partnerships with community groups.


Muyexe -

183 people

School and crèche gardens established; social contracts in HIV prevention, care of children, reduction of alcohol abuse; 24 ECD Practitioners to level 1; conducted social survey for entire village of 900 households; Planted 2000 citrus trees at household level; Assisted agricultural cooperative expansion from 3 hectares to 11.5 hectares, established poultry and piggery enterprises; built ablution facilities, fencing and paving at grave yard; donga rehabilitation; repaired 2 bridges. Partnership DRDLR


Riemvasmaak –

160 people

Local crèche expanded; renovated multi-purpose centre; established 1 hectare community garden; conducted social survey of 500 households; social contracts in HIV prevention, care of children, reduction of alcohol abuse – Phuza Wize campaign; established brick making enterprise; 22 ECD practitioners trained to level 1; established 4 institutional gardens.


Dysselsdorp –

180 people

Established 3 hectare agricultural enterprise, expanded 7 institutional gardens, cleared 3 graveyard sites; alien vegetation eradication; 20 ECD practitioners trained to level 1; renovated crèche; planted 3 hectares of spekboom for grazing; planted 3 hectares of liquorice root for local extraction enterprise; social contracts in HIV prevention, care of children, reduction of alcohol abuse – Phuza Wize campaign; established 1000 tree fig orchard; build ablution facilities and ramps for disabled access at computer training centre; conducted social survey of 2500 households.



350 people


13ha Moringa cropping, 5ha Essential oils, 4ha vegetables, 2000 mango tree plantation, Nursery, Sewing enterprise, Piggery, formation of livestock & smallstock association, poultry farm, 8km fencing; 1,8km water pipeline; water weir at river, historic graveyard fenced, Household survey (enabling LED strategy, HIV prevention & identification of vulnerable children), milking sheds, FET College: computer classes -30 students every two weeks (Sewing, brick-making, building and basic agricultural courses), Processing & Marketing coop (renovated clinic), Early Childhood Development course for 25 practitioners. 180 jobs created in 6 weeks. links between government departments, traditional leaders & community.



410 people

During the OW, the WOW enterprise managed to clear 20Ha of land, plough, plant trees, erect fencing for the farm, build stands for the park home, erect poles for shade netting and build a base for the storage container. Renovation of 2 vandalised buildings to become small scale poultry houses during and after the OW. One of the demolished rooms at Cooke 2 was converted into a sewing factory during the OW, 16 participants enrolled to participate in the training and 35 more are on a waiting list. A team of 30 participants were involved in various landscaping contracts including Parks, Cooke 2 and Grave Yard landscaping. Westonaria local municipality has agreed to contract the cooperative once it has been formally registered. A block making slab was built during the OW, this aims to produce bricks for the local market. WOW Building Instructor worked with a total of 35 participants in brick-laying, carpentry, glazing, painting and other tasks, the skill level of leading builders is high. In January 2016 the enterprise completed the poultry house and ECD resource centre. This means 9 units renovated at Cooke 2 during the WOW (5 offices, sewing room, store, 2 poultry houses).