The Community and Parent Empowerment Programme (COMPAR):
effectively combines community mobilization and parenting education through the training of village and community leaders and parents of children. COMPAR seeks to empower and equip parents and communities with the knowledge and skills necessary to take responsibility for the care, protection, survival and optimum development of their children, as well as the provision of services to meet basic human rights for adults and children. In addition, COMPAR offers general education and referral services for children with special needs (e.g. children with disabilities; children and families infected or affected by HIV and AIDS).