Good work in Noyi Bazi orphans programme in Pomeroy, Diocese of Dundee
- In the Gabela area, about 35 children were present for a workshop on teenage pregnancy, and HIV/AIDS. The children were separated in groups, and had to come up with a role play illustrating teenage pregnancy and how it affects the people involved which they did so well. They knew what they were talking about. It was a success.
- We had a meeting with the volunteers on the topic DEALING WITH OUR EMOTIONS. Presentations was given to the group on: What emotions are and how to deal with them. They were given different ways of dealing with emotions, especially anger and disappointments. The group expressed how they currently deal with what they feel, and what helps them.
- We maintain relationships with the HOME BASED CARERS, VOLUNTEERS, and PEER EDUCATORS, those who work with OVC continuously. We also work with some of the schools, which our children attend, either for visits concerning school work or any other issues. This month we have met with Correctional Service, SAPS, the Clinic, one of the business women, in preparation for the Career workshop that we are going to have in April 2014.
- Some of the challenges relate to OVC who have finished matric and have no financial assistance to carry on with their studies. Most of them did not get bursaries and are still at home.
- Many families of our OVC continue to benefit from Home Plan housing, and they are grateful.