View our achievements below to get a picture of how far we have come!
. ST. PHILOMENA’S MILESTONES & ACHIEVEMENTS
1984 Establishment of Pre-School Project
1990 Establishment of an After Care Centre to assist in the transition of teenage children leaving the Home and being reintegrated into the community
1999 Establishment of Saints Hospitality Centre (SHC) project as a self-sustainability Income-generating conference and hospitality centre
2000 Establishment of Mater Dei Home in partnership with the Right to Live Campaign to assist single mothers in crisis and their children to develop as a family. Close due to funding.
2003 Opening of the Computer Resource and Training Centre with the support of Digital Partnership, Vodacom and Microsoft SA
2006 Acknowledgement by Brystol-Myers Squib Secure the Future for the Community Development Project as a model of service to children in communities
2005 ICTP registered as accredited ICDL training service provider
2008 Completion of the building of the Craft Skills & Entrepreneurial Centre.
2008 ICTP registered under ISET SETA as an accredited training service provider for delivering
qualified government unit standards of ICT training
2008 Informal approval by the local Department of Education for the school-based work of the
Community Child Development Project
2008 Proposal by representatives of the local Department of Education for the provision of psycho-social healing training of school educators, as part of their Employee Assistance Programme, under the Community Child Development Project
2010 Saints Hospitality Centre, a business belonging to St Philomena’s for the purpose of income generation, was used as an example in non-profit business for the pur benefit of self-sustainability. The business was presented at the Social Enterprise World Forum that took place from 5-7 April 2011 at the University of Johannesburg
2010 Sponsorship by 1time.co.za & Hirt & Carter for advertising on 1time flight magazines
2010 CCDP holds holiday programme at Barracuda School during the extended holidays due to Soccer World Cup.
2010 CCDP and Barracuda School were interviewed for a documentary production commissioned by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
2011 Re-opening of Children’s Home including an 18-21 After-Care-program. The first such a program to be financially supported by Social Welfare
2011 An executive member of the eThekwini Health and Welfare Forum.
2016 Aftercare program was closed due to lack of funding. It was a pilot project ask to be
Set up by DSD, St Philomena’s funded the project and has at least 9 sucessful candidates complete but due to lack of funding and no subsidy form DSD. Project was closed.