The Likulezi Project fosters Community Development with projects such as literacy schools, water and sanitation, library facilities, football leagues, sewing circle, choir competition, art workshops.
Volunteers from each of the 14 Community Care groups have been trained as Literacy teachers and 11 Literacy circles have been formed .
Water and Sanitation
Following a survey that found that the greatest need of the a sick household was clean drinking water, the project initiated a water program. So far 9 boreholes have been drilled in various villages within the catchment area of the project and many latrines have been constructed. This program has been suspended temporarily due to lack of funds.
A library is situated in the local project centre and has become a valued resource for school students, teachers and the community in general. The Library stocks the school books on the curriculum which is a great help since the students cannot afford to purchase school books and so use the Library as their study centre.
The Football Pitch
A football field laboriously made from the scrub land in front of the Project centre by an American volunteer with the help of the local children is now a great hub of football activity. The Project sponsored a football League for the local community a few years ago when funds were available ..and so kick started other organisations in the area to continue the sponsorship. The projects own team “The Likulezi Eagles” is now well known in the Community league.
Drama and Choir Groups
Each Community Group has their own drama group and choir and it is encouraged to compete with each other in competitions.
The Likulezi Olympics
The Likulezi Olympics is also held every July for the local children to encourage participation in athletics which is not common in this area. The Project promotes sport as an aid to curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
The department of agriculture has given silos to the project in order to store the maize for the volunteers and the orphan families. This is a step forward for community development since families are used to storing their grain in the house which is subject big losses with waste and vermin infestation .