Connect Network affiliates are dedicated to protecting children but the ongoing violence against children is overwhelming and we realise, now more than ever before, the urgency to work together and focus our joint influence at community level.
It is with this in mind that the leadership of Connect put our heads together to design our theory of change for the Network’s 2016–2019 goal of promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and thriving families through collaboration and capacity building in at least 10 Western Cape communities.
We believe this can be effected through affiliates who are committed to the Quality Improvement System and who wish to be the Network’s lead agents for child protection in their respective areas. Connect’s role is to play a supportive function in the equipping and the establishment of child protection steering groups led by these affiliates.
F: Fisantekraal, MercyAids, Barbara Clark