• The main function of SAFSDA’s OVC program is to run through the numerous Kids Care Centres, located in rural community development Centre’s throughout the Kwa-Zulu Natal.

• Why do we need Kids Care Centres? Kids Care Centres serve to normalize the daily life of the orphan child. These orphans have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS. Some live alone, and some are cared for by their ailing grandparents. Because of our centres, there has been tremendous improvement in school attendance, school performance and body weight amongst the OVCs.

• Home-based care-givers have identified more than 8000 orphans living in different district Municipalities. 9 Kids Care Centres have been established and about 2000 OVCs are being cared for. Each Centre caters for approximately 200 children.