About Sekwanele

Sekwanele Ex-convict Integration Association of South Africa is a national non-profit organization started by Fana Majola in 2005 armed with expertise in establishing community projects that will help form a new South Africa and a genuine belief in the importance of inter-cultural dialogue. Fana formed a business plan for a sustainable non-profit organization.

Sekwanele prides itself in the fact that the very members that form its executive committee have experienced the negative results of being involved in crime, hence they realized the importance of forming an organization of this nature.

The aim is to bring together all sectors of society to fight against crime and create jobs. Sekwanele’s main strategy is to create behavioral change in people who are either committing crime or at risk of entering a life of crime.

In 2011 the organization branched out to form a Sekwanele Durban office which operates independently on similar issues of crime prevention. In December 2011 Sekwanele successfully organized a campaign to donate food parcels in Pietermaritzburg Ncwadi to the needy community.
Over and above that Sekwanele organizes crime awareness campaigns, social programmes and behavioral change programmes in schools, communities and correctional centers across South Africa.

SOCIAL PURPOSE

Who benefits? Ex-convicts, youth at crime risk, unemployed people in rural communities and society at large. Given South Africa’s high rural unemployment rate and the strong relationship between poverty and crime, there is a need for a broad-based community development initiative.

Based on this understanding, Sekwanele has strategized and broadened its work to address the deep-rooted issues in communities that lead to criminal behavior.

Programmes are developed in line with an academic model developed by the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), called the Safe Community Opportunity. This model provides specific elements required for communities to be safe and economically viable.

Sekwanele’s key activities are as follows:

To help facilitate placement of inmates amongst communities outside prisons by offering advice on employment, accommodation and social integration programs and continually monitoring improvement of their livelihood

To improve illiteracy levels by encouraging the youth and elderly to develop themselves academically, socially, spiritually business skills

Offer vocational training for skills development in fields

Help our country with job creation programs by initiating employment projects through which the ex-offenders, the youth and the unemployed can learn to create jobs for themselves

Train former inmates to be leaders, entrepreneurs and responsible citizens amongst our communities

To strive for reduction of crime levels in our society through establishment of strategic partnerships

To strive to restore dignity and respect of fundamental human rights

To solicit for support of our organization’s strategic objectives

SERVICES

SCHOOLS, COMMUNITIES, CORRECTIONALS, GOVERNMENT,

Sekwanele aims to reach as many beneficiaries as possible in the years to come. Sekwanele will develop and implement various measures and evaluation systems to ensure that its work achieves the impact envisioned.

Provide Training & support to in-mates

Employment Creation for ex-offenders, unemployed and youth Projects

Establish youth projects in each province

Organise Campaigns

Sekwanele’s key activities are as follows:

  • To help facilitate placement of inmates amongst communities outside prisons by offering advice on employment, accommodation and social integration programs and continually monitoring improvement of their livelihood
  • To improve illiteracy levels by encouraging the youth and elderly to develop themselves academically, socially, spiritually business skills
  • Offer vocational training for skills development in  fields
  • Help our country with job creation programs by initiating employment projects through which the ex-offenders, the youth and the unemployed can learn to create jobs for themselves
  • Train former inmates to be leaders, entrepreneurs and responsible citizens amongst our communities
  • To strive for reduction of crime levels in our society through establishment of strategic partnerships
  • To strive to restore dignity and respect of fundamental human rights
  • To solicit for support of our organization’s strategic objectives

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