Diocese of Kroonstad
On Tuesday 4 September 2012 Sibonakaliso and Johan Viljoen visited the Diocese of Kroonstad and met with the management team of the Diocesan AIDS Committee.
The SACBC AIDS Office was able to announce that Lotto funding has been approved for the extension to the AIDS Office in Maokeng, Kroonstad, as well as for the orphan service centres to be constructed in Henneman and Vredefort.
The DFID TB program as well as the PEPFAR OVC program are both going well
The OVC housing project was also discussed. It is clear that there is great need in the Kroonstad Diocese. Two homes where orphans are being cared for by grandparents were visited. Both houses are collapsing. However, in both cases the grandparents caring for the orphans “inherited” the stand on which they live from their own deceased parents. The Kroonstad OVC Project will oversee the registration of the stands in the name of the people currently occupying them before building begins.
An unqualified audit for 2011 was noted with appreciation.