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Umnyama – meaning “rainbow” in isiXhosa – is a South African non-profit organisation based in the Western Cape, is registered with the Department of Social Development – 012-593 NPO – and reports yearly to the Director of Nonprofit Organisations.

 

  • Ilse De Vlieger-Seynhaeve

    Project Coordinator
    Ilse De Vlieger-Seynhaeve

  • Adv. Wilfred Moses

    Trainer & Researcher
    Adv Wilfred Moses

  • Nomzamo Julayi

    Researcher
    Nomzamo Julayi

  • Jeroen Seynhaeve

    Researcher & Material Developer

Umnyama is managed by (Chairperson) Sylvia Mahlekwa, (Treasurer) Minnie Pietersen and members Adv. Wilfred Moses (LL-B), Jeroen Seynhaeve (LL-B), (Coordinator) Ilse De Vlieger-Seynhaeve (LL-M, LL-B) and Barry Phillips (LL-B)

E-mail ILSE@UMNYAMA.ORG | TEL 021 873 7121

Track record | 2017 | Auditing of 211 senior service centres in the Western Cape + 30 workshops (791 attendees) + 36 puppetshows (1167 attendees) + mentoring of 5 clubs | 2016 | 33 workshops (982 attendees) funded by DSD, 14 workshops ( 569 attendees) funded by Foundation for Human Rights | 40 puppetshows (1161 attendees) | mentoring of online registration system for auditing and registering senior clubs | mentorship of 5 clubs | 2015 | Umnyama brought puppet theatre to 50 groups of senior people all over the Western Cape Province + 20 capacity building workshops for senior clubs in the Western Cape + mentoring of 5 senior clubs in the Western Cape | 2014 | Umnyama brought puppet theatre to 50 groups of senior people all over the Western Cape Province + mentoring of 2 senior clubs in the Cape Winelands | 2013 | Umnyama brought puppet theatre to 50 groups of senior people all over the Western Cape Province + setting up of pilot senior club in the Cape Winelands | 2012 | Puppet theatre for 80 groups in the Western Cape Province + research into access to senior clubs for people living on farms | 2011 | Puppet theatre for 30 groups in the Western Cape Province | 2009 | 2010 | 25 groups of 60 seniors are trained on their rights in terms of the Older Persons Act and on the importance of drawing up a will | 2008 | 20 groups of 60 seniors were trained on their rights in terms of the Older Persons Act | 2005 | FLAC trained the board members of local nonprofit organisations | 2004 | Strenghtening Civil Society fund at the Dep.of Labour funded 25 workshops for farmworkers | 2003 | workshops on labour rights for domestic workers | 2003 | another round of workshops was held at the Working for Water project in Franschhoek | 2002 | 120 employees at Working for Water Project were trained on specific labour requirements mentioned in the ministerial determination No.3 | 2002 | skills training for 75 unemployed people in Franschhoek: plumbing, brick-laying, painting and carpentry skills. Training was facilitated by AGR and sponsored by the Dep. of Labour.

Founded in 1999 as "FLAC", Umnyama raises human rights awareness among fragile communities in the Western Cape by means of workshops, publications, puppet theatre, research and mentoring [+]




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