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Community Training & Development
Promoting ethical service delivery and quality education where children matter.
Empowering the next generation as leaders of change


Ethical values by definition are positive and they often require that we stretch outside of our own interests to respect, protect, serve and help others.

Linda Fisher Thornton

What makes us different?

In Ezrah, we aim for the highest ethical standards in line with our motto,
“Grow Today. Lead Tomorrow.” 

Through innovative approaches in four key areas, our vision of promoting ethical service delivery and quality education where children matter, becomes a reality.

Our Key Services

Leadership Development

Empowering the next generation as leaders of change

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Capacity Building

Equipping organisations to grow sustainably

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Building strong partnerships together

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Sharing values, skills and resources in line with best practice

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How do we do it?

We implement our key services in four focus areas

Investment in people 

We value and care for people with a strong focus on children’s best interests.

Strategic Clarity

We implement purpose with clarity and endurance.

Collaborative Solutions

We achieve social cohesion with a solution-focused attitude.

 Ethical Commitment

We promote value-based education and disciplined, ethical service delivery.

Our Programmes

Our programmes based on our LEAD model consist of smaller projects all contributing to sustainable change in our four focus areas.

Latest News

Upcoming Events

Workshop Dates 2021

Workshop Dates 2021

Our Key workshop dates for 2021 are as follows: 25 February 2021: Child protection policy workshop 25 March 2021: LEAD Child participation workshop 14 October…


Jan - March 2021 Newsletter

Jan - March 2021 Newsletter

Read our first quarter newsletter for 2021 here

In The Media

A chance to protect future leaders

A chance to protect future leaders

Read our latest news article published in Paarl Post on Child Protection on 4 June


What People say

About ezrah

We have started well. We have a clear future plan, we have enthusiasm and hope, we are getting to a place where we can be a responsible, well managed organisation.

Strategic Planning Programme Participant 2020

I have learnt so many new skills! How to strategically plan leadership, governance, change management, policies, strength of board, fundraising, reporting and social media.

Strategic Planning Programme Participant 2020

Ezrah reflects integrity, a high level of ethics and empowerment in their service delivery. Ezrah takes initiative to promote excellent service delivery and address systems that malfunction in a constructive way.  Ezrah acts promptly, is supportive and always reliable and trustworthy. 

Hanlie van der Merwe (Paarl Branch Manager: Khula Development Group) and Carien van Zyl (Principal Social Worker: Khula Development Group)

Khula incorporated various aspects of the three different workshops into our programmes such as the four building blocks of parenting. The Child protection Steering group has given us a platform to voice our challenges regarding the reporting of child protection cases. It is also encouraging to collaborate and work on a joint protocol regarding the…

Hanlie van der Merwe (Paarl Branch Manager and Carien van Zyl (Principal Social Worker) from Khula Development Group

In 2018 we were privileged to (through Valcare) join Ezrah on our organisational development journey.  As an NGO that recently went through big organisational changes we benefited tremendously from the practical and succinct training.  We were presented with tools that we could use immediately, and Mariette truly has a gift of taking a big and complicated…

Carien de Klerk (Director: Good Hope Psychological Service)

Ezrah is our lifeline! As unexperienced NGO directors we feel so safe to know we have you as part of our team – thank you for the patience with which you guide us through our growing pains.

Nina Kearney (Chairperson: Kingdom Vision)

In every decision that I make I had thought of the LEAD model principles and by using these principles to also encourage students at my school to stay in school.

Paarl Junior Town Council Member on implementing LEAD during 2018

Thank you for the impact that Ezrah has on the leaders of our partners and of course the communities which they serve.

Ivan Swartz (CEO: Valcare)

I will apply this at the aftercare through being an example to the kids on everything I have learned.

Child Participation Workshop Attendee

I always love and appreciate these seminars. It teaches me to be a better person and a good role model.

Child Participation Workshop Attendee 2019

For me the workshop was an eye-opener. Kind of gave me another view on helping me to raise my child in the right way.

Child Participation Workshop 2019

The Impact of training services provided by Ezrah was clearly evident after the first child protection project that we worked together in 2015, they provided practical interactive training sessions with the ECD practitioners on child protection policies. From the follow up meetings conducted with the ECD centres over 90 % of the trainees had put…

Marcia Sibara (ThinkTwice)

I realized how important it is to focus on the implementation of the strategic planning and not just with service delivery.

ABBA Adoptions

It was really a privilege to attend the workshop. I was so excited to tell my colleague about the workshop and what it entails, and how we can implement it in our areas. I am super excited to start my parenting group.

ACVV Koeberg

The LEAD model will assist me tremendously with the development of our team, I loved how the facilitator brought her personal and practical experience, which always enhances training.

Strategic Development Workshop 2018

This workshop has helped me to differentiate between what is morally right and wrong and how it not only affects me, but others in my community. I highly recommend this to anyone who can get the chance to attend this workshop.

Child Participation Workshop 2018

I can’t wait to apply the information we learned today during our parenting skills workshops, as well as during our individual sessions with parents. Thank you and I am looking forward to another workshop!

Caregiver Workshop 2018

I learned how important it is to do everything with love, to have respect and peace, and to value teamwork. Thank you for your amazing work!

Khula Development Group, Stellenbosch

The workshop was excellent, and the information was truly insightful, I love the way the facilitator presented.

Khula Development Group

The LEAD model can be practically applied and used as a guideline in counselling. Model can also be used as a positive means to problem-solve.

Social Worker Coalition 2017

Educational, insightful and a real eye-opener.

Social Worker Coalition Group 2017

It provided clarity on the challenges and the organisational dynamics. Thank you so much for making me understand what strategic planning is all about!

Child Welfare Workshop 2016

To put things in place – child protection policy and to implement it. The workshop was awesome. I have gained lots of knowledge and will make sure to prove the knowledge at my ECD centre.

Atlantis School of Skills

I really, really, really enjoyed the course. It helped me personally to become a better practitioner to teach the little ones to be the best people and grown-ups one day. Healthy teacher = healthy child.

Child Protection Workshop 2016

I enjoy Mariette’s trainings because it’s always practical and of the highest standard! The material is always useful and easy to implement as a manual after the training! Maarten’s session was great, with good info and well prepared and very relevant!! Thank you Ezrah for a really excellent training, you empower us to do what…

Effective & Ethical Leadership Workshop 2016

The key functions of ethical leadership inspired me today. Thanks for an awesome and effective training!! Thanks to you and your team for your love and support!

Effective & Ethical Leadership Workshop 2016

Discipline and attitude were the most important values taught today, because leadership starts with me and goes to the community. The session was very exciting and encouraging; very well constructed. Thank you!

Sikhula Sonke

I would like to thank you for a wonderful team building, we honestly needed it as we experience many challenges. Today taught us new skills to stimulate children, it highlighted the need for collaboration skills and succeeding together as a team. Thank you!

Sikhula Sonke

I found the signs to look out for when a child is being abused and neglected especially helpful. I liked the facilitator, she explains everything clearly and gives examples, so we can understand.

Mbekweni Creche

I have a clearer idea of how to implement policies and act on them. It is our children’s future that we as practitioners or caregivers have in our hands. I want to say thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Atlantis, ECD

As a person I have grown, and I believe now that all things are possible no matter what background I come from, I can be someone in the future.

Eagles Rising, Teambuilding

I have learned specific questions to break down resistance and encourage change. It combined all the information into easy steps and made it easy to practise. There is a high need for this.

Child Protection Workshop 2015

The facilitation was given in a very warm, friendly and professional manner. The presenter was very informative and approachable. We would recommend this workshop to other centres working with children.

Hesketh King, Stellenboch

The workshop allowed for our staff to reflect on their own skills used during the therapeutic phase with our clients. I would definitely recommend Ezrah to other organisations.

Safeline Child Abuse Treatment and Prevention Centre