ZELA’S BUSINESS SOLUTION
CONTEXT AND OUR EXPANSION
Population pyramids constructed for 1996 and 2007 indicate the following key population trends:
Birth rates in the Province are declining and this is a direct result of the statistic that the Province experiences 39 still borns per 1 000 births.
The Province has a young adult population of 1 900 000 (36%) which constitutes members aged between 18 – 34 years.
The Older Persons population numbers 543 000 (8.6%) of the total population of the Province, which indicates a rapid increase in the aged population.
The life expectancy of the Province is 49 years, which is the highest in South Africa.
2.HIV and AIDS
The number of children orphaned by HIV and AIDS will increase form 29 830 in 2006 to 68 000 by 2011.
The prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the youth category (25 – 29 years) has increase from 11% to 21% from 2002 to 2006.
The population of the province reported to be living with a disability is 282 000 (7%) of which 3.5% have physical disabilities, 1.2 % have hearing disabilities and 1.1% have sight disabilities. The remainder has reported communication and intellectual disabilities.
The population of the Western Cape has the second highest abuse rate in the country, recorded at 976000 (18.5%).
The poverty index illustrates that 1 055 000 (20%) of the Province exists below the poverty line.
A total of 502 000 (10%) rely on a per capita income of less than R 250 per month.
Statistics South Africa (2007, Community Survey)
Department of Health (2007, Western Cape HIV Antinatal Zero-Prevalence Survey in South Africa: 2007)
In lieu of this population information, it seems that our services are needed across the board of beneficiaries and it is with this in mind that Zela is opening its doors to donors other than (and including) government entities. We hope that through our expertise in needs analysis, social project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, we can adequately bridge the ever widening gap between social needs and the resources that public and private entities have at their disposal for SRI and CSI.
AREA OF THE PROJECT
The Western Cape Province within the six defined municipal regions that are supported by the functional offices of the Department of Social Development.
- Metro North, South and East
- West Coast
|Target Groups||Transversal Interventions|
Children (0 – 17 years)
Youth (18 – 35 years)
|Adults (35 – 59 years)||
Older Persons (60 years and older)
- Development of projects with respect to the needs of the communities and objectives of funders
- Collaborative interaction with between Zela and funding organsiations with respect to planning leading to an increased return on investment of CSI for the funder.
- Proper management and facilitation of project increase effectiveness and outcome for beneficiaries and funders alike
- Project management approach lends itself to overall excellence with specific emphasis on Monitoring and Evaluation
- Effective time management effectiveness as well as constant qualitative and quantitative report mechanisms increase outcomes for funders and beneficiaries alike
EXPIRIENCED PROJECT MANAGERS SKILLS:
- Project Management in General
- Public Sector Legislation
- Social Developmental Issues such as: Gender issues, Substance Abuse Issues, Disability
issues, Older Persons Issues, HIV and AIDS and Youth issues
- Legal protocol and conflict resolution
- Care and Support to Children
- Therapeutic and Counseling sessions
- Capacity Building Interventions
- Budgeting and cash flow management
DATABASE OF EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDE:
- Old Age Homes, Service Centres and Clubs
- Places of Safety for Children, the Disabled and Women
- Substance Abuse Treatment Centers
- Community centers
- Schools and learning centers
- Project planning, development, implementation (operationally and or managerially), monitoring and evaluating
- Events management, design, implementation and evaluation
- Feasability studies
- Promotional Items: Mugs, cushions, sim card readers, mice, clothing, wine cooler holders
- Media, PR and marketing strategy and implantation with specific attention to print media such as: newspaper, pamphlets, comic books, posters and banners