Rorisang Men & Youth Development Services Klerksdorp.
World AIDS Day Event
We invited different stakeholders from the Department of Health, Aurum Institute, the Local Clinic, Local AIDS Council and Local NGO’s. We conducted a candle light service for those who are infected and affected by the pandemic and remembered our fellow caregivers.
- The speaker from the Local Clinic (Botshabelo Clinic) talked about living a healthy lifestyle. and the Speaker from Aurum Institute talked about an HIV Vaccine and why people should know their status, and why they should play safe.
- The Local Traditional Group entertained the guests and audience.
- Also the community, NGO’s, caregivers had an opportunity to test for HIV and AIDS as the theme of the day was “Know your Status, Play it Safe”; the Aurum Institute come with their mobile clinic and testing facilities. Rorisang members also got tested.
The target group was community, caregivers, youth, community at large as they lack sufficient information about HIV and AIDS. We got the opportunity to gather them and give them updated information regarding HIV. The attendance at the event was 267 people
- Educational Support: The National Examination has begun, our OVC that are in Secondary school were assisted with revision with the assistance of the local community of Khuma. A motivational talk was conducted at the centre which 39 OVC attended.
- Monitoring and Evaluation: The SACBC project manager visited the project to monitor the work done by our project. Home visits were conducted with our project manager and she gave us suggestions for further activities and services that we can provide.
- ARV and Health Referrals and HIV Prevention: The CCW and guardians accompany the children to the hospital for treatment and review, our OVC adhere to the treatment, our CCW addressed behaviour, needs and values with the peer education group.
- Child Protection and HES : Most of our OVC have applied for the legal documents, IDs and birth certificates. We have noted that many of our applications are rejected due to guardians being non-citizens, and the surnames are different to the children’s. The social workers are busy with the issue of the surnames of the guardians. The organisation implemented Income generating activities for the orphans, the guardians save some money for the children; each month they contribute the amount of R50.00. One member attended the training at Klerksdorp for palliative care. Management attended sessions at the department of Social Development.
- The Woolworths shop in Klerksdorp (Wilkopies) donates food for the feeding scheme, every week we collect food. Also the Sunnydale Private hospital donates meat towards the feeding scheme.