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Community Development

Community Development, a phrase uttered for many years and generations.  It's defined in different groups at times but is still a difficult term to comprehend.  Studies have defined it as: "... a form of strengthening civil society by prioritizing the actions of communities and their perspective in the development of social, economic and environmental policy..." 

Mustadafin Foundation is a non-governmental organization established in 1986 in response to political unrest and violence in Crossroads, Cape Town.  The violence was due to faction fighting and had a devastating effect on the local communities, particularly women and children.  The NGO works across the Western Cape to uplift destitute communities through education, feeding schemes, health care programmes, youth interventions and skills development.  The NGO empowers impoverished people to reach self-sufficiency, self-reliance and independence.  

Mustadafin Foundation has been working throughout the existing years and brought real meaning to the term "community development."  We have taken the concept as an action that helps people recognize their ability and develop their potential to respond to their problems and needs.  It supports the establishment of strong communities that control and use assets to promote social justice and help improve the quality of community life.  

Over the years we having been working in Delft, Mitchels Plain, Kewtown, Athlone and Tafelsig.  Recently we adopted Sherwood Park with many other areas and regions.  Focussing on the needs of the communities in creating working, caring, safe, equitable, sustainable and positive communities.  

Mustadafin Foundation leverages its various projects like feeding, education and skills development to enhance and develop the community. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated in creating awareness while catering to the young, the old and the needy.  Many challenges are faced but our team perserveres to steer our communities in a more positive direction.  

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