CENTRAL DISTRICT COUNCIL BOTSWANA

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT- MANDATE

 

The Department of Social And Community Development is geared towards improving the socio- economic wellbeing of individuals, group’s families and communities through provision of safety nets, psychosocial support and capacity building to enhance quality of life These services are implemented through four divisions, namely; Community Development Division, Remote Area Development Programme Home Economics and Social Welfare Division:

  1. SOCIAL WELFARE

  • Enhance quality of life to the disadvantaged through provision of psychosocial support and safety nets. Empower the low income earners to alleviate poverty and reduce dependency on government safety nets among individuals, families and other vulnerable groups in the society.

  1. HOME ECONOMICS

  • The division facilitates provision of socio-economic empowerment and the relevant skills, knowledge and the right attitude to engage in sustainable economic and social activities to assist them exit the poverty by obtaining a livelihood without direct dependence on the government. The division also responsible for registration, monitoring and supervision of early childhood care and education centres.

  1. COMMUNITY PROJECTS PROGRAMME

  • Community Development is geared towards provision of professional guidance through community mobilization to access government programmes, promoting self-reliance, sustainable capacity building and planning to address needs of the community as well as strengthening local governance.

  1. REMOTE AREA DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (RADP)

Remote Area Development programmes main objective is to facilitate the social integration and inclusion of the Remote Area Communities of the population and to develop rural settlement to a level that is comparable with that of other rural villages in the Country. Implementation of RADP is guided by Affirmative Action Framework for Remote Area Communities and Strategic Framework for Community Development in Botswana