The Training Unit

The Philani Training Unit provides a six-week maternal, child health and nutrition training course for mentor mothers as well as training for supervisors. It provides training for staff of other organisations who will be implementing programmes based on the Mentor Mother Model.

Philani has an ongoing programme training community health workers in the Eastern Cape employed by the Department of Health and other non-governmental organisations.

In addition to the basic training in maternal, child health and nutrition, Philani has developed and implemented training modules in early childhood development and early literacy, mental health, counselling and a module to reduce harm from alcohol abuse.

We are expanding our training on child abuse, neglect and domestic violence, and developing new modules in ethics and professionalism, and a programme to develop Maternal and Child Health Champions.