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Materials Development and Website Management for Paralegal Training

Education and Training Unit

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $80,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2011–March 31, 2013
  • Location Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The Education and Training Unit focuses on democracy and development in South Africa. It specializes in training, facilitation, and materials development for community-based organizations, public servants, and public representatives. This grant will assist the grantee to develop and disseminate training and resource materials for community-based paralegals, advice workers, and community activists who provide legal advice and related services to poor people. The materials will cover a range of subjects that concern poor people including consumer protection, housing, protection of children, labor law, sexual offenses, refugees, and asylum seekers. The grantee will distribute printed manuals to deserving organizations that do not have access to the Internet and will make the materials available online free of charge through its Web site. Over the next two years, the grantee will continue to update the materials to cover new laws and other relevant topical information.