Bead for Life
Through the International Centre for Social Franchising, we have been assisting Bead for Life in Uganda to scale up their successful Street Business School for women entrepreneurs. The prospect of the organisation reaching many more women in Uganda and potentially other countries is a very exciting one. On average, business training to date had led to an increase in individual income of 50%, as well as many other benefits. More information on the launch event can be found here.
Stronger Communities for Children
Stronger Communities for Children (SCfC) supports Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory to build strong, independent lives, where communities, families and children are safe and healthy. It ensures that local people are in control of local decision making, so they have a real say in services and how they are delivered. SCfC is funded through the Australian Federal Government. Community Works is pleased to contribute to Ninti One’s work on the program, especially through facilitation, training and monitoring and measurement. More information on SCfC can be found here
CCF is an Australian non-government organisation which raises funds in Australia for projects implemented by Colombian non-government organisations. These projects reduce the participation of children in the Colombian armed conflict, and enable those children who have been involved in the conflict to lead balanced and productive lives away from it.
At Community Works we love working with groups in training workshops that focus on the challenges of development practice. The whole process of understanding the training needs of participants, developing the course material and spending intensive time with them is endlessly interesting. Many participants ask us for further reflections on the key questions that arise in their work. Find out more about our work.