Working towards healthy and vibrant communities
Tshwane Leadership Foundation is an inner city community organization committed to socially inclusive urban transformation. We have demonstrated our commitment to the city’s most vulnerable population since 1993 and have created 15 innovative programmes for women and girls, children and youth, and homeless communities.
Each programme is actively working towards healthy urban communities that are socially inclusive and viable. Our daily efforts go towards building a policy environment that would enable people’s inclusion and protection of their rights, as well as to address issues of poverty, systemic and root causes of homelessness and violence against women and children.
Programme activities include but are not limited to: outreach work, drop in centres, transitional and special needs housing, life and social skills training, palliative and geriatric care, and assisting to gain long term housing tenure.
The Tshwane Leadership Foundation (TLF) is a registered Non-profit Company and a Non-profit Organisation, with a board of Directors made up of representatives of local communities. TLF is based in the inner city of Tshwane and partners with local urban initiatives in the Tshwane Metropolitan Area and beyond.
We see Healthy and Vibrant Communities, Flourishing in God’s Presence
We partner with churches and communities for sustainable urban transformation, i.e.
We work in the following areas:
In 1993 Pretoria Community Ministries (PCM) was established in response to the changing nature of the inner city and related challenges. Six inner city churches joined hands to form an ecumenical trust—PCM, and what started small in 1993, with no budget, property or blueprint, developed into a multi-faceted movement or family of communities, programmes and institutions by 2003.
In the year of its tenth anniversary, we discerned the need to become more proactive and bolder even in our response to urban challenges. We created the Tshwane Leadership Foundation to strengthen the unfolding movement of churches, communities and programmes with capacity, resource development, advocacy and policy work, communication and marketing, and spiritual nurture. An important part of the work of the Foundation would be to create an own income base that will help sustain and incubate innovative and transformational urban programmes.
The Foundation will continue to support and incubate programmes in the inner city of Tshwane, but are increasingly involved in a facilitating or supportive role with churches, CBO’s and NGO’s in the Greater Tshwane Metropolitan Region.