Working in partnership to improve children’s safety and well-being: The May’khethele Programme in South Africa

March 9, 2018
Authors: N. Beth Bradford
Organization: CRS, 4Children Project

The case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The overall objectives of the case study are to highlight and help promote good practice related to referral mechanisms within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming.

This case study looks at the work of the Children in Distress Network (CINDI) in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal Province (KZN) of South Africa. The work was not an assessment or evaluation of the May’khethele (My Life, My Future) Programme but rather an opportunity to see the model of referral in action and to speak with those using and benefitting from its existence. The example from the May’khethele Programme should be understood as just one example of a referral mechanism in practice.