Making All Voices Count- Community Dialogue in Utrecht

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Utrecht Conducts Community Dialogue


The amazing Team at SAVF  (Utrecht) participated in the second last set of Dialogues for the KZN Regional Office Team in March 2015. We were impressed by the level of community participation exhibited by the Utrecht community. The community joined together and actively participated in making arrangements in order to set up the Community Dialogue.

With an overwhelming turn-out of community members, it was gratifying to have the SASSA LO Manager present to be able to answer direct questions from the community firsthand. This presence also allowed for an opportunity to hold a number of Rights Education sessions so that beneficiaries could have all the correct information upfront. This dialogue also enabled the opportunity for the manager to volunteer himself, allowing him to be part of the Joint Monitoring Committee formed by participants and SAVF to monitor the Action Plan.

This Plan was developed at this meeting as an Outcome based upon the Monitoring findings and issues which still present a challenge to beneficiaries and SASSA.