FUNDING AND SUPPORT

As an NGO, CDP Trust is primarily funded by donors. the CDP programmes focus primarily (but not exclusively) on women, youth, and those without access to economic power. Our interventions are based upon principles of equity and social justice, access to learning and fostering self-determination.

Our programmes are delivered to organisations in the above fields, but we are also commissioned by Government departments, corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, and partner organisations.

OUR TEAM
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Deyana Thomas

Executive Director

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Sindi Ndebele

Projects Manager

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Carolyn Reid

ECD Manager

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Sibongile Busake

Financial Administrator

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Beauty Mokgotho

ECD Facilitator

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Shamielah Smith

ECD Co-facilitator

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Maria Moilwanyana

Office Assistant

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Jetro Chikandavira

Maintenance Controller

THE CDP TEAM


We are a team of creative and innovative players. We collaboratively work in synergy and believe that people can use the creative arts to express their experiences, to share their ideas and knowledge, and to voice their needs demands, and hopes. The visual arts provide a powerful tool of empowerment and liberation in our society and we aim at publicising this tool and making it accessible to the world.

"No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." - Martin Luther King Jr.

THE HISTORY OF CDP TRUST

The Curriculum Development Project Trust (CDP) was initiated in 1989 to design relevant, innovative and progressive teaching methodologies and curriculum for the creative arts in South Africa. The initiative drew upon the Khula Udweba (Draw as you grow - grow as you draw), course at FUNDA in Soweto in the 1980's.
The CDP aimed to address the lack of creative arts education and training, and the restrictive and ideologically skewed cultural practices imposed through apartheid's Department of Education and Training

schooling). Since 1994, the CDP has served on numerous National and Provincial Curriculum policy development structures. We were members of a team that aimed to position Arts and Culture as a learning area within Curriculum Policy, which must be accessible to all schools.
We work with government education departments, provincial and national departments of arts and culture, to develop and implement schools projects to further embed relevant creative arts and culture in our educational system.