Evaluation Reports

Emthojeni Awareness Centre

Close-out Evaluation Report
01 March 2014

In January 2014 Siyafunda Training and Development Trust (STDT), was commissioned by the National Development Agency (NDA) to conduct a close-out project evaluation of Emthonjeni Awareness Centre. The Centre was established in 2001 with the aim of providing after care services for the people living with HIV-AIDS as well the orphans and vulnerable children. The Centre is located in Evaton Township under Sedibeng Municipality District in Gauteng Province. Motivated by high levels of poverty prevalent in the community within Evaton and its surrounding areas, the Centre applied to the National Development Agency (NDA), for funding. The purpose of the funding was to implement Mahatammoho Agricultural Project for vegetable production on 3ha of land located at Mooilande, Midvaal Municipality. This project was another intervention linked with other projects like bakery, Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) and candle making which was later stopped due to input costs. As a labour intensive project it was meant to create employment and generate income. Some of the produce was to be channelled to other projects like ECD Centres and Orphanages to provide the beneficiaries with a balanced nutritious diet. This drive had a potential of boosting the immune system, contributes to the improvement of child mortality rate as well the adults living with HIV-AIDS.