2017 GIEP Projects

Haven Night Shelter
The Haven Night Shelter supports the social reintegration of homeless adults, serving 1,000 clients in 15 shelters at any given time in partnership with governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Community Profile-Based Assistance to Special Needs Clients
This project will develop an information system to enable Haven to work better with social workers to ensure provision of services to special needs homeless adults.

Distribution and Flow Monitoring of In Kind Donations
This project will assess, create, and implement a geographically aware information system that will track the intake and redistribution of excess donations to other organizations in the care community.

The League of Friends of the Blind
The League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) serves Western Cape children, youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired. Services include education and early childhood development, independence and employment support, and socio-emotional aid.

Mobilizing Institutional Knowledge and History for Public Programming and Service Delivery
This project will expand upon the archives, oral history, and historical narrative room initiatives by mainstreaming existing content and developing new content to support public programming to stakeholders and delivery of services to clients.

UWC-Robben Island Museum Mayibuye Archive
The Mayibuye Archive at the University of the Western Cape houses one of the largest and most important archives documenting anti-apartheid liberation struggles. The archive includes paper, film, video, oral history, art and other collections.

Digitization Survey and Institutional Capacity Development
This project will survey and centralize existing digitized objects and develop an in-house digitization capacity including technological, human resource, and policy aspects.

Yabonga is an NGO serving South African families affected by HIV/AIDS in 12 township communities around Cape Town. Through support centers near local clinics, its staff works to enhance the lives and opportunities of more than 1,000 young people affected by HIV and adverse socioeconomic circumstances.

Telling the Stories of the Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Creating an Institutional Archives and Oral History Program
This project will create and develop Yabonga’s institutional archives and oral history, through identifying, collecting, creating, and managing content to tell its stories of its fights against HIV/AIDS and how it developed and incorporated tools, strategies, and programmes to assist its clients.