Entitled the Communities of Opportunity model, Khulisa’s CoO programme advocates for targeted strategic interventions in low-opportunity areas to redevelop critical opportunity structures and services for residents. Khulisa believes that every under-served community has the potential to be a strong and vibrant place of opportunity.
CoO’s are designed to assist people to move out – and stay out – of poverty. It employs a comprehensive approach to community development that builds on the existing strengths of the community, including its businesses, social services, education systems, healthcare systems, justice systems, community-based organisations and community members themselves to make a difference.
In terms of measuring social impact, Khulisa, in collaboration with its partner TanoAI has developed an impact methodology that assesses multiple spectrums of development within any community setting. This aims to provide individual/personal overall impact feedback including: basic needs, self-sufficiency, quality of life, physical, social physiology, education and training, aspiration of family life etc. as well as environmental economic and societal impact (education and training), hydroponics, energy, water, agriculture, justice, sustainability etc.