It was decided to test the SOS process by commissioning the Greater Stellenbosch Development Trust (GSDT) to determine the need for assistance to community organisations in the greater Stellenbosch area.
The aim of the pilot was to determine the potential growth areas of existing community organisations in Stellenbosch, so that organisations can improve their weaknesses and continue to strengthen the communities they serve.
Twelve organisations were chosen to be part of the pilot process – four large organisations, four medium-sized and four smaller organisations. Their growth areas will be identified in a due diligence process, they will attend training to fill these gaps and staff from Remgro will assist the NGO staff to implement their newly acquired skills.
The organisations which qualified for the pilot phase are:
- Bergzicht Training Centre
- Vineyard Community Foster Homes
- Seasons Crisis Pregnancy Center
- African Institute for HIV/AIDS Management
- Pniel Heritage and Cultural Trust
- Vlaeberg Gemeenskap Sentrum