Dundee mentor mothers meet University of the Free State

Dundee mentor mothers meet University of the Free State

On Thursday 24 October 2013 a small group of lecturers from the School of Nursing at the University of the Free State visited the Mentor Mother’s project in Dundee. The purpose of the trip was to visit NGOs with promising practices to provide a benchmark for the Service-Learning component of various courses at the School of Nursing. Service-learning is a credit bearing course that provide service to the community in line with the curriculum. Elizabeth and the staff met with us and explained the functioning of the program before taking us out to the community where we met with a group of Mentor Mothers and their coordinator. The trip was very fruitful and the delegation was very impressed with the quality of the work that is being done to improve maternal and child health in the Dundee area.

The Mentor Mothers Programme is supported by the Siyabhabha Trust, an Associate Member of the SACBC. The SACBC AIDS Office in conjunction with the University of the Free State is providing an external evaluation of part of the programme.

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Delegates: Dr Delene Botha, Me Maki Lesia, Me Rosemary Mpeli, Me Mandie Jacobs and Marisa Wilke with mentor mothers group.