Malumulele OVC Project, Diocese of Tzaneen

Malumulele OVC Project, Diocese of Tzaneen

On a visit to Malumulel OVC Project in the Diocese of Tzaneen, the SACBC AIDS Office met Eunice (co-ordinator) Caroline (M and E officer) and Emma (caregiver).

They described the work of their project which includes monitoring children’s progress at local schools, assisting with acquiring identity documents and grants for  children, providing after school services, doing home visits, following up on children not attending school in.  Children attend after school services in nine local villages.

Two hundred and eighty none children are registered in the project.  These include some Mozambiquans, and some Zimbabweans with the latter sometimes returning home.  Adults seek particularly domestic work in the town.

The recent shelter renovation project saw three houses renovated.  The new household items project will provide mattresses, plates, hotplates and cooking pots to households in need of them.

The three ladies expressed their commitment to the project.  They are active members of their parish and members of different sodalities.