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Pat Eddy

082 563 4289

Pat graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and has been the Social Development Manager of the CCID, since 2008. Pat was a senior social worker at Red Cross Children's Hospital for many years, and has also worked with dysfunctional families at a social housing concern. She also managed a team tasked to work specifically with the elderly, and contributed to various focus groups, including helping to draw up the Older Persons Act.

Mark Williams

Field Worker
082 262 0112

Prior to joining the CCID in 2009, Mark worked for two years as a field worker for the Haven Night Shelters. However, he started his involvement in community-based youth development work well over a decade ago, in various development initiatives focused on encouraging youth to complete their schooling and continue on to higher education, often through effective community-based sports programmes.

Headman Siralarala

Field Worker
082 262 0113

Before joining the CCID in 2009, Headman worked for ten years at The Homestead organisation for street children. During that time he also worked as an intermediary in court for minors who had been sexually abused. He has worked at Child and Family Welfare in Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape and as a Correctional Services community parole board member at Goedemoed Prison in the Free State.

Shanien Rich

Field Worker
072 561 9073

Shanien began her work in social development in 2008 as a driver with The Haven Night Shelter in District Six, before moving into fieldwork for the same organisation at its Wynberg Shelter. In 2011, she moved to The Haven’s Retreat Shelter, where she became an auxiliary social worker. She left in 2015 to work for four months at the Glen Elgin Community Organisation in its Victim Empowerment Programme, presenting educational and skills programmes for women on the farms of Grabouw.  In October 2015, she began working at the Saartjie Baartman Centre for Abuse Women and Children, as the centre’s intake social auxiliary worker until September 2016, joining the Cape Town CCID in October 2015. She is also currently studying towards a BA Social Work degree via Unisa.

Tatenda Mucharunga

Field Worker
082 928 3862

A qualified social worker, Tatenda joined the CCID at the beginning of October 2018. He completed his Social Work Degree, Honours in Psychology as well as his Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Fort Hare. He is currently studying towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health at the University of the Western Cape. He began practising as a social worker in 2015 at the Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled, providing services to people with disabilities in the Philippi area and running community projects. Prior to joining the CCID, he worked at Home from Home, an organisation dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable children in the Western Cape through its network of small family homes.