On the 14th and 15th February 2022 the Ukusekela Small Projects and Support Fund (SPSF) held a close out learning and sharing event to wrap up its pilot phase that had been initiated in April 2019 and will end March 2022. 28 Ukusekela sub recipients who implemented different themed projects in 3 provinces Kwa Zulu Natal, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape were part of this event and there were lots of learnings, best practices and strategic alliances that were formed amongst the sub recipients.

Ukusekela was honored to be joined by AFSA team and management, Approvals Committee (who had served on the programme on a voluntary basis since its initiation), Bread for World- BftW ( Ukusekela’s back donor) and Ziyo (Country Coordinating Mechanism for BftW-CCM) who were also able to reflect on the accompaniment and journey of the sub recipients who had worked tirelessly to serve their communities through their self-initiated projects.

The kick start funding that was provided to the sub recipients has enabled that they attract other donors in order to sustain their operations beyond the funding term, instill hope and sense of dignity within their communities whilst building social cohesion.

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