Nondumiso Jwara, Sibonakaliso Mkhize and Tinyiko Chauke visited sites in Mpumalanga from 20 to 24 August 2012.
The 20th and 21st were spent at Asiphilenikahle Orphan and Vulnerable Children Project:
The filing system that Sibonakaliso had previously set up for them is working well and they are keeping it up to date.
Tinyiko ran a PSS workshop for them. The group identified areas in which they need more help in follow up workshops
o Maths classes for high school children on weekends
o Hygiene workshops
o HIV workshops
o Psycho-social support for the children
The 22nd and 23rd were spent at Vezokuhle HBC:
Tinyiko facilitated a nice team-building activity for the site. Conflict Management training went smoothly. The participants were lively and participated fully. There was a request for Tinyiko to conduct psycho-social support training with the caregivers. What is encouraging about this group is their dedication; positive attitude and a willingness to learn.
They are very excited about the shelter improvement project and the need in Sandriver Trust is enormous. A meeting with one board member and the coordinator regarding OVC shelter improvement was held and they are compiling a list of what needs to be fixed in which households.