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The National Association of Child Care Workers South Africa Conference 2013

The NACCW  National Association of Child Care Workers South Africa hosted their 19th NACCW Biennial Conference  2013 in Gauteng at the University of Johannesburg,Kingsway Campus 2nd to 4th July.Present were more than 800 representatives from across the country deliberating on child and youth care matters at this signifcant moment for children in South Africa.

The conference took the theme "Social Service Innovations Towards Social Justice". Arun Naicker (Projects Director) and Vukani Mzobe (Tertiary Peace Forum )member represented Umtapo Centre and presented the Umtapo Centre model of community development more especially its youth programmes in schools and Children's Homes such as the Peace Clubs.

The International Centre of Non-Violence

Umtapo Centre participated in the Strategies for Non-Violence in Education Conference 2013 hosted by ICON at Durban University of Technology.

Representing the organisation were three members of one of Umtpao Centre's youth programmes known as the Tertiary Peace Forum.Present were Vukani Mzobe,Silindile Meyiwa and Hanna Kim.

The conference was held from the 1st to the 3rd of July 2013.It was a platform to gather information on how to strategise for non-violence in schools and communities and space for networking with other organisations  and researchers in the field of development.