Orphaned and vulnerable children at Rorisang , Diocese of Klerksdorp
Rorisang OVC programme provided an update on its activities in February
The aftercare programme is doing well; the caregivers of Rorisang during home visits inform the parents and the guardians about the benefits of the aftercare programme. The caregivers work out in the field and then at 13:00 they meet at the centre for the preparation of the day with the children. Children are divided into different groups where different activities are conducted and homework assistance is conducted at the centre.
ARV and Referrals and HIV Education
Our HIV + children are adhering to treatment and the caregivers and the guardians accompany them to the Hospitals and local clinics; three care workers are trained for counselling and they are helping our children to take their treatment. We are so fortunate that we have an auxiliary social worker. All the HIV + children meet every Monday and Friday for the sessions (support Group).
Child Protection & HES:
The M&E person together with caregivers accompanies the children who are having problem with documents to Home Affairs for follow-ups. Social workers also assist with obtaining documents. Children who have already applied for their grants are supported by social workers and caregivers working hand in hand to ensure that these grants materialise.
Monitoring & Evaluation
Monitoring is done in the OVC homes. The most challenging situation is that some parents are misusing the social grants of the children. A resolution was taken that the head of Social Development needs to be engaged on this issue.
The SACBC team visited the organisation for an Audit, the M&E officer checked the filing and service forms and advised Rorisang M&E to check the front screen and get one person to help with capturing of the services.