We believe in the value of strong partnerships, they are an integral part of the effective implementation of our programmes. In South Africa especially we have built up strong partnerships with both the government and local communities.
Irish Aid - The Niall Mellon Township Trust works in partnership with Irish Aid and acknowledges the huge support we have received from Irish Aid.
Communities - We work in partnership with the local communities at every level. On the ground in South Africa we have strong links with local communities, having established a successful team of local partners.
South African Government - We work in partnership with the South African government. Strong working relationships have been forged with provincial housing ministries in South Africa.
Through our involvement with the Peoples’ Housing Process we work in partnership with the South African government at all three levels: national, provincial and local.
APEX Empowerment, TJEKA Training and Learn to Earn - We have joined forces with Tjeka Training, Apex Empowerment and Learn to Earn to provide a skills training programme to individuals involved with the construction of our housing projects.
The programme is a combination of life skills training and physical skills training. We have a working partnership with Apex, Tjeka and Learn to Earn in this holistic training approach.
Amawele - Amawele facilitates partnerships between schools in Ireland and South Africa, to promote cultural and educational exchanges between the two countries. Each school is twinned with one other, and the students and teachers exchange information to gain insight into some of the practical realities facing their counterparts. Amawele is currently working with around 70 schools in the Eastern and Western Capes, identifying needs and supporting them through developing facilities, materials, training, food and healthcare.
Dochas Code of Conduct - The Niall Mellon Township is a signatory to the Dochas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.
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Comhlamh - The Niall Mellon Township Trust has singed up to
Comhlamh’s Code of Good Practice and Volunteer Charter.
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