Seriti Institute strengthens community organisation for social health and local economic development. It uses large scale participatory methods, and in its systemic interventions forges partnerships involving communities, government departments, non-governmental organisations, civil society and business.

Seriti's programmes are all designed to achieve social scale impact, with participation of hundreds of people and collaboration of all actors within an activity system. A coherent theory informs Seriti’s approaches, and is perhaps best expressed in the Organisation Workshop which forges organisational literacy amongst a large group of participants, while creating enterprises and social cohesion.

Seriti is one of the Implementing Agents for the South African government’s Community Work Programme, and was one of the main partners in the Kwanda reality TV show.

Seriti is one of three organizations accredited by the ETDP SETA to run courses on Community Development for Youth, and it reached several hundred people across the country with this course in the 2014/15 financial year.
Our community development qualification is also registered as a Learnership with the Department of Higher Education and Training, which lists it as one of the country’s critical skills. Registration number: 07Q070036241254.