The Sekwele Centre for Social Reflection, was established in 1997 as a social academy to be part of the reconstruction efforts of the post apartheid society. Over the years, the centre has supported a range of projects with links to social justice and human rights. It is situated at John Paul II Centre, in the Diocese of Bethlehem, Free State Province.
Community based projects are fundamental to the developmental approach. Thus, Sekwele is continuing its work of “building healthy families and communities through social reflection” - in line with the Government of the Republic of South Africa that has prioritised family strengthening within its National Development Plan 2030: Our Future-make it work.
The White Paper on Families in South Africa seeks to “Improve the capacities of families and their members to establish social interactions which make a meaningful contribution towards a sense of community, social cohesion and national solidarity”.
This goal gives additional guidance to the Sekwele Family Strengthening Programme (FSP) which recognises the importance of the family as part of human development and thus the need for investing resources to support and promote family cohesion.