SizaBantwana works in the rural communities surrounding Hazyview, Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. This area includes the Bushbuckridge Municipal area to the north of Hazyview as well as the Shabalala area to the south of Hazyview. We care for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) by addressing their immediate needs and the larger issues in the community to ensure that they have a bright and hopeful future. It is the belief of SizaBantwana that children need a strong positive environment in order to develop their full potential. SizaBantwana is committed to developing this environment through providing food, clothing, home-based care, health services,social development services, religious services, opportunities for exercise and recreation, training, outreach activities, and community development. In addition, SizaBantwana is committed to establishing sustainable and replicable projects that can expand into other high risk communities. SizaBantwana currently cares for more than 700 orphaned children. Our aim is to extend our care to 1000 children by the end of 2010.
CARE, SUPPORT & EMPOWERMENT
SizaBantwana’s service to AIDS orphans can be categorised into three broad programmes:
Care: Provide food, clothes and other basic requirements, arranges clinic visits or health assessments and manages medication needs.
Support: Provide safe communal facilities or care centres where volunteers cook food, serve meals and have daily gatherings with the children. We recruit volunteer caregivers to support the children’s basic needs and development, and SizaBantwana sources funding to financially support the volunteers and orphans.
Empowerment: Provide training and education to children, their caregivers whether family members or volunteers), and the community as a whole. SizaBantwana seeks to identify the urgent needs in the community and partner with other relevant institutions and organizations to meet those needs so as to create a supportive, caring community.
You can make a difference in the life of a child. We currently need
around R 300 per month (approximately US$30) to look after one child.
Your contribution directly assists a child.
Individual and corporate support enables us to look after these
orphaned and vulnerable children.
We undertake to give you regular feedback on the impact of your
investment, through regular newsletters, bi-annual reports and
welcome the opportunity for you to visit us to see the difference your
investment makes in the children’s’ lives.
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