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The Education and Training Unit focuses on democracy, development, and human rights education in South Africa. It specializes in training, facilitation, and materials development for community-based organizations, public servants, and public representatives. Past support assisted the Education and Training Unit to develop and disseminate a Paralegal Training Manual to community-based paralegals, advice workers, and community activists who provide legal advice and related services to poor people. The manual was made available both online and in hard copy, and covered subjects including consumer protection, land, housing, and family law. Over the next two years, the Education and Training Unit will provide community advice offices and other community-based organizations with simple, accurate, and up-to-date information on all aspects of the law that affect poor people. It will update and disseminate a revised Paralegal Training Manual, train users of the manual as requested, and continuously update materials online to cover new laws and other relevant topical information.
The Democracy Development Programme was established in 1993 to promote citizen participation, human rights, and good governance in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. It works with local government institutions, civil society organizations, and communities to encourage accountability and civic engagement. Past support has enabled the Democracy Development Program to train ward committee members (elected officials representing community interests at local government), traditional leaders, civil society leaders and communities in order to promote social cohesion, cooperation, and a culture of democracy and inclusiveness. This grant will support the Democracy Development Programme to continue providing training that encourages mutual accountability and dialogue between the local governance structures and other sectors of society. It will also raise public awareness of citizens' rights and responsibilities through media and other platforms.
This grant supports the active participation of citizens in the political process and in their communities in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Program activities include building public awareness of the political structures, supporting community-based problem solving, and strengthening and expanding coalitions of civil society organizations and informal citizen groups.
The Mott Foundation, through each of its four programs — Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways to Opportunity — supports nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that promote people’s involvement in decision making processes at the local, state, national and/or global levels.
Through grantmaking approaches, we fund ways to strengthen philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, promote community organizing efforts, support sustainable development projects, and advance economic stability and racial equality.
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