“Don’t just sit back after a course. You (trainers) must follow us to our organisation to see if we can do it. Maybe we just enjoyed the lunch and tea!” – Development Practitioner in Guguletu, 23 May 2007
“I would like it (competence certificate) but you must also check I do it. It’s very important to visit and see to my books and see that I doing what I have to do. …If you can look at my work and then you can see how I work and advise…” – Development Practitioner in Nyanga, 23 May 2007
The competence standards were revised and the project is currently helping partner organisations align their materials to the standards. This development of materials and the next round of interviews are currently underway and will be completed by November 2007. Premilla Pillay and Justine Jowell, two very competent development practitioners, are assisting and the hardworking Manda Mabeba is offering office support. The above shows the Hope for Life staff, Gerard and I in Johannesburg.