Connect Network

Connect Network

Connect Network is a collaborative network of NPOs and Churches working together with women and children at risk, to see communities transformed in South Africa.

Currently we have more than 115 members, who provide services to more than 310,000 children and women.

Connect Network was founded in 2004 to provide a platform for collaborative action and network support for Christians serving women and children at risk. Connect Network facilitates the networking of NGOs, churches and individuals, to enhance and maximize the response to women and children at risk. NGOs support each other through structured networking, and by harnessing resources for maximum impact. People working with vulnerable children often find themselves isolated, under-resourced and under-trained.

Connect Network has identified a critical need for systematic training and to increase the capacity and quality of service delivery to children at risk. The Connect Network members strengthen and equip themselves, using the Quality Improvement System (QIS), which places children at the centre of attention for building sound structures and systems.

Vision Our vision to see families thriving and communities transformed.

Mission We are a network of Non-Profit Organisations and churches working together with women and children at risk.

Strategy Our strategy defines how we achieve the direction and scope of the network, through the configuration of our resources within a challenging environment, to meet the needs of people working with women and children at risk and to fulfil the collaborative goals of the network. We do this through networking, sharing resources, equipping collaborating and advocating.


1. To develop nurturing and protective environments for children.

2. To develop opportunities for improved education.

3. To develop resourceful and resilient women.

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