Africa AHEAD Association
Africa AHEAD Association (AAA) is a Not for Profit Company, registered and based in South Africa, consisting of Directors and Members known as Honorary Advisors.
The organisation is headed by two Directors, the pioneers of the CHC Approach, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn (CEO 2013-2016) and Mr. Anthony Waterkeyn (CEO 2016-2019).
Honorary Advisors are ex-patriates who have supported Africa AHEAD over the years as Trustees or volunteers. They assist Africa AHEAD pro bono as advisors and wise councellors.
The objective of AAA is to enable the replication dessimatation and scale up of the Community Health Club Approach, particularly in Africa.
We have formed an international group of consultants who are known as Associates who are tried and tested practitioners with long experience in the Community Health Club Methodology, and who have a strong believe in the CHC model as a sustainable means of community development.
We have categorised these Associates into three levels: Regional Representatives, Country Advisors and Training Associates
A Regional Representative is an honory title given by the Founders to certain collegues who have significent understanding the CHC approach, due to research or long experience. They are not necessarily employed by Africa AHEAD, but are available for part-time consultancy, mentoring, project design and evaluation, or technical support should the opportunity arise, and are assigned to certain regions based on thier experience. They have agreed to become an Associate of Africa AHEAD, but have no contractual obligation nor liability with Africa AHEAD.
Country Advisors are Programme Managers with long experience of managing CHC Programmes as well as training other trainers in the CHC approach. They are typically citizens of the country where they reside, they speak the local language,and have a good in country network. They maybe retired or employed elsewhere, but are available for part-time consultancy to design CHC Programmes, provide mentoring on the CHC Model, train trainers in the CHC Model, and for monitoring and evaluation of CHC Programmes.
Associated Trainers are Project Officers, who have long experience of training the community and starting up CHC Programmes. They are usually employed or have been employed by Africa AHEAD and are able to conduct workshop and trainings in the local language at community level.