WHAT WE DO
Self Empowerment International (Pty) Ltd (SEI) is widely
acknowledged as a leading centre of Training and Development.
Our focus is on equipping people with the sustainable knowledge
resources for career-related and personal development in
the world of work. We achieve this through customised, outcomes-based
Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), which enables
learners to complete Adult based education and provides
them with nationally recognised qualifications via the IEB,
that are SAQA approved and aligned with the National Qualifications
Self Empowerment International is a leading national training
provider and product developer of training programmes in
both software and printed hard copy for health education.
More than making a measurable contribution to work-related
skills development, we foster the growth of life-long skills
by integrating our training, education and development services
with our range of e-thena® Lifeskill Solutions. In this
way we are able to bridge educational and skill gaps, whilst
simultaneously accelerating the learners intellectual
capabilities by empowering them with the knowledge to manage
the social, financial, health and wellness aspects of their
lives, in order to make a difference in the workplace and
in their communities and mainstream society. Our client
base extends from medium size companies to major corporations,
parastatals, non-governmental organisations, community-owned
organisations, schools and learning-resource centres.
To assist our clients to achieve compliance with current
labour and training legislation, our programmes are aligned
with the Skills Development Act and the Skills Development
Levies Act. We also work closely with the various Sector
Education Training Authorities, (SETAs) to implement
occupation-related learnerships that lead to NQF accredited
qualifications, whilst providing tax incentives for employers.
We have accreditation with Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance
in General and Further Education and Training (Accreditation
no: ABT00018PA). SEI is also pleased to be a member of the
Proudly South African campaign.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic is the most serious social, economic,
labour and humanitarian challenge of our time. Against this
backdrop, SEI has been at the forefront in developing capacity-building
CBT initiatives to promote HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention
and treatment. e-thena® Training Solutions offers two
globally acclaimed products, recognised by the World Health
Organisation (WHO), one of which provides HIV/AIDS education
and awareness; whilst the other delivers training in the
management, compliance, and delivery of antiretroviral therapy
(ART). Both programmes have been developed in various interactive,
touch-screen, learner paced, multimedia formats that have
a performance management system and which are easily navigable
by both computer literate and non-computer literate users
- identifying individuals by means of thumb-recognition.
The programmes which are available in South Africas
11 official languages as well as in Portuguese and French
for Anglophone and Francophone parts of Africa, currently
enjoy widespread usage by private corporations, government
organisations, parastatals, schools, communities and health-care
facilities in both South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and
Europe through the mechanisms of touch-screen kiosks, CD
Rom and intranet.
Self Empowerment International is proud to be associated
with the mass roll-out of tool-kits for targeted education
which encompass all aspects of learning audio, visual,
and kinaesthetic; targetting NGOs and peer trainers.
Established in 1991, Self Empowerment International (SEI)
formed a part of Educor Ltd, the largest provider of private
education and staff grouping in Southern Africa.
2004, heralded the Companys inception as an autonomous
private entity through a management buy-out. The empowerment
group, Nozala Investments, which derives a substantial part
of its funding from rural black women and various trade
unions, has involvements with SEI alongside SEIs links
with Mandelam Consulting.
SEIs success in addressing the educational and training
and development issues of our times, has entrenched its
position as one of the leading national training and development
providers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The thrust of its operations
has been focused on delivering literacy, numeracy and lifeskill
training in accordance with the outcomes-based objectives
for adult education. Additionally, SEI provides clinical
and public health education to healthcare workers and individuals
at all levels, throughout Southern Africa.
In a joint initiative between, Liberty Life, Standard Bank
of South Africa, Government, and the Nelson Mandela Foundation,
DSTVs Learning Channel recently launched Mindset;
- a television channel aimed at providing health and wellness
education to a viewing audience of some 400 000 people.
Self Empowerment Internationals widely acclaimed HIV/AIDS
Awareness and Prevention programmes which form part of its
e-thena® Lifeskill Solutions, was selected to meet the
stringent criteria for televised broadcast throughout South
Africa and the greater part of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Self Empowerment International (Pty) Ltd has a story to
tell, one that reflects the challenges, the complexeties
and the unique opportunities of our time. We believe in
making a difference and that is what we are constantly seeking
to achieve - we pride ourselves as a centre of Training
At Self Empowerment International we believe that education
is life sustaining. It furnishes the tools with which people
carve out their lives, and it is a life long source of comfort,
renewal and strength.
Self Empowerment International delivers quality Training,
Development and Education services and products by enhancing
the capacity of those we work with. We facilitate and monitor
feedback to continually improve our services.
Our range of e-thena Lifeskill Solutions incorporates
social, health, financial and educational capacity-building.
We accelerate the learner through extensive Training and
Development by making a measurable difference in the capacity
of uplifting all: young people out of school, adult learners,
school children, education administrators, management staff,
workers, teachers and communities.
Self Empowerment International is committed to contributing
to the excellence and efficiency in the corporate market.
To this end, our association with big business has fostered
and maintained strong relationships with government, parastatals,
academic institutions and international organizations. At
Self Empowerment International our aim is to craft and implement
global educational and development outcomes to improve the
quality of learning provided to all.