Slovo Centre of Excellence
The Slovo Centre of Excellence (SCE) is a grassroots non-profit organization established in 2005. It was birthed by the Founder, Lorraine Cockrell, in response to an appeal of the State of the Nation Address by ex President Thabo Mbeki in 2004. He appealed to citizens of South Africa to come alongside Government to help them in reaching out to the poorest of the poor citizens of the country, as it was a mammoth task that Government could not do on its own. This sector of people, were extremely needy, as the socio economic climate of the country was in a state that needed all citizens of the country who cared, to be part of making a difference in the lives of those needing interventions, no matter how small. Lorraine was most appreciative of South Africa’s new democracy, and wished to make a contribution to the country, as she had never been politically involved, but now enjoyed the freedom the country offered its citizens.