• Two ‘Hot Meals’ a Day;
• Early Childhood Education/Development via After Care Program;
• Awareness programs geared towards developing and teaching orphans as well as vulnerable children the importance of healthy living, the effects of HIV/AIDS and other health related issues;
• Develop creative and innovative thinking in children by using a non-threatening method of drawing, art, drama and dance
• Encourage children to share in open dialogue where they are able to share their personal experiences via drama and debate sessions;
• Revive and re-instil basic family and moral values;
• Those children, who are not necessarily orphaned but hail from dysfunctional families, are encouraged to partake in role plays where the importance of family structures, role of parents/child and other moral values are enhanced
In relation to the HIV/AIDS Program the following Community Awareness activities are implemented:
• HIV and AIDS Support Group- This program encourages health and dignity among all people particularly those infected with HIV.
• Home Based Care- Providing Holistic care to all community members in need of health care.
• Voluntary Counselling and Testing – Currently we are providing this service once a year due to limited resources and it runs successfully. It promotes community health through education and reduction of stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.
• Church Indaba-We also hold Church Indaba with local Church Ministers to empower them with health education to enable them to start some health activities in the Churches.
• Community Health Awareness - We also hold HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns where we invite all local congregations to participate in the campaign.
• Prevention of mother to child transmission- a new project focusing on the well-being of pregnant mothers during pregnancy, labour and delivery.
• Youth Program- This program provides life skills and encourages youth to be self-reliant. Love Life is working on this program through us as the franchise.
We have also established a strong relationship with the Department of Arts and Culture to start cultural activities with local youth.
• Soup Kitchen Program – 800 direct and indirect families are supported by the project with two (2) meals per day six (6) times a week. Most of these families are HIV infected and are on Antiretroviral (ARV’s).