[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The EFSA Institute functions under a non-profitable trust and consists of a unique network of participating institutions. Apart from the close cooperation with the Universities of Cape Town, Stellenbosch and the Western Cape, as well as the Western Cape Provincial Council of Churches (institutions that are part of the structure of the EFSA Institute) the institute has been working closely with a number of other institutions.
Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch
The Africa Centre for HIV/Aids Management, established in 2003, believes academic institutions must play a creative and active role in stimulating social, political and economic transformation. They structure this role on three pillars: academic programmes, research and community mobilisation. The Africa Centre offers the most comprehensive training programmes on HIV and AIDS management in the world and the only qualifications of this kind. The Africa Centre is a UNAIDS collaborating centre on capacity-building, community mobilisation and research dissemination.
The Africa Institute for HIV/Aids Management is the community building arm of the Africa Centre. As a non-profit organisation, the Africa Institute is responsible for developing and implementing community service projects. The Africa Institute uses educational theatre to address HIV and AIDS related education and awareness.
Department of Social Development, Provincial Government Western Cape, Cape Town
The Department of Social Development has identified eight strategic areas that are the primary focus for service delivery, policy formulation and programme development: children and families, disability services, HIV and AIDS, institutional capacity-building and support, youth development, older people, substance abuse and sustainable livelihoods. In addition to these key focus areas, the department also coordinates, funds and maintains a number of services, projects and facilities in the following areas: youth in conflict with the law, homeless people, social relief, victim empowerment and women. These functions are often performed in partnership with other government departments, local authorities, private welfare agencies and a range of non-governmental organisations.
Evangelische Akademie Tutzing, Germany
The Evangelische Akademie Tutzing is a conference venue of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria. Its work is based on tolerance and Christian responsibility. The facility’s task is to hold conferences, seminars and scientific congresses in Tutzing and other locations in Bavaria. It has also established a forum for intellectual, intercultural and ecumenical exchange. The facility is to serve as a “bridge of understanding in our society” – the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing considers itself as a forum of controversial thinking and critical examination, as a mediator between different controversial parties/ lobbies and its work as contribution to generating public opinion and will.
Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland (EKD), Germany
The Protestant Churches in Germany (Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland – EKD) is the institutional form chosen by a community of 23 Lutheran, Reformed and United regional churches. Each local congregation is responsible for Christian life in its own area, while each regional church has its own special characteristics and retains its independence. Without in any way diminishing this autonomy, the EKD carries out joint tasks with which its members have entrusted it.
Evangelisches Werk für Diakonie und Entwicklung e.V, Germany
Church Development Service (Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst – EED) is an organisation of the Protestant Churches in Germany. It is committed to the biblical mandate of working towards a just and peaceful world that respects life in all its various forms. By means of financial contributions, personnel involvement, scholarships and consultancy services EED supports the development work of churches, Christian organisations and the private sector. It takes and promotes action to arouse and enhance people’s willingness to stand up to overcome need, poverty, persecution and violence.
Office of the Premier, Provincial Government Western Cape, Cape Town
The Office of the Premier is responsible for providing support to the Provincial Government Western Cape. Its functions are to provide a support service to the Premier, render professional support services to other departments and coordinate specific provincial affairs, provide corporate and legal services to the provincial government and offer specific support services to the Director-General of the Western Cape Provincial Administration.
Stellenbosch Libertas Choir, Stellenbosch
The Libertas Choir was established in January 1989 to promote a spirit of trust and unity in a country characterised by divisions. They aim to demonstrate reconciliation, solidarity, peace and freedom through the shared experience of choral music while honouring God with trust, joy and gratitude. The choir is committed to the upliftment of historically disadvantaged communities and therefore a large percentage of the income generated by their concerts is donated to social projects and the indigent.