We foster socially healthy, resilient and economically vibrant communities and social enterprises, promoting sustainable livelihoods.
Supporting Decent and sustainable work
Nurturing people’s capabilities
Building networks of cooperation
Who We Are
Seriti Institute strengthens the capacity of impoverished communities to create work opportunities and organise on their own behalf for personal and community development. Seriti has been an active role player in community development for almost a decade, has added to the growing debate around the professionalisation of community development in South Africa and has informed policy discussions at all levels of government.
Seriti is a social enterprise formed in 2009 and registered as a non-profit company (NPC) and public benefit organisation. As a social enterprise Seriti Institute’s revenue comprises of fees-for-service from its major programmes, as well as consulting assignments. There are no profits or dividends accruing; surplus funds are ‘ploughed back’ into community initiatives and educational activities.
Honesty and strong ethics
Respect & Dignity
Respect and dignity for all
Answerable and responsive
Beneficial and lasting change