Katekani Community Project is a NPO (not-for-profit organization) based in region 1 of Tshwane (Winterveld, Mabopane, Soshanguve, Ga-Rankuwa and Pretoria North). It was established by concerned community activists, after the realization of high unemployment rate and out of school youth roaming the streets. Based on the research conducted involving all the community members, the organization was established and registered with Not-for-profit directorate of the National Department of Social Development in 2013. With the support of the community leaders and activists Katekani managed to secure a facility in Winterveld for its daily operations, which is recruiting unemployed graduates to volunteer and gain experience in the workplace.

We operate under the following pillars:
Comprehensive information, Advice and Referral
The information, advice and referral pillar is the point of entry for people who want information on the vast services we provide. We provide advice and referral internally or externally as per beneficiary’s needs. We cater for the following services: -
• Assist beneficiaries with application of ID’s, employment, social grant, university and college
• Advocacy of Human Rights
• Career advice and counselling

Social Programs
The program is designed to improve the social welfare in the community using person centred approach through public education, awareness campaign, mobilization, community dialogues, citizen monitoring and advocacy. Our organisation addresses the social ills through the following programs: 

1. Victim Empowerment Program: Men and boys’ program

• Gender-based violence awareness campaigns
• Psychosocial support services (Social Work services)
• Men’s dialogues
• Support group services

2. Drug and substance abuse program with accreditation certificate:
• Prevention of substance use, misuse and abuse i.e. door-to-door campaign, community engagements
• Community based services: Assisting those who have fallen into the web of drug use, misuse and abuse through Skills development and training.

We provide skills programs to Increase levels of competencies through certified accredited training for;

Technical skills
• NQF level 3 End-user computing accredited with MICTSETA
• Computerized cashier NQF level 2 accredited with W&RSETA
• Security E, D, C registered with PSIRA
Business Skills
• Life skills: Personal development, Time management, Communication, job preparedness

Social Entrepreneurial Development
The program offers mentorship and coaching to start-up and existing businesses under the following service categories;
• Registration and statutory compliance
• Linkage of funding institutions
• Business literacy
• Sales and marketing strategies

Contact Person

Andile Banda

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