Our Programme Structure

  • HIV Counselling And Testing

    From January to the end of October our HCT team tested 1 959 people for HIV and screened for TB and STIs. 76% of these were youth (12-25 years), sex workers and couples, regarded as the most at-risk groups by the International AIDS Society. More than every second person who tested HIV positive is voluntarily involved in regular, monthly follow-up consultations with Zodwa and Nomfundo.

    Apart from discussing disclosure, treatment intake, impact on social relationships, adherence challenges and solutions, our team has given support for clinic visits, has helped access treatment, and has made referrals to FAMSA and referrals for CD4-cell count tests, TB and STI tests.

    Zodwa says about her HIV follow-ups: "Always, what stands out for me is to see how much of this work is built upon trust! Also, great moments are when you see that people you tested HIV positive have accepted their status and managed to disclose to their family or friends."

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  • Asset Based Community Development (ABCD)

    Phumeza and Anne trained more than 169 people in Asset-based Community-driven Development this year. Each training session is three and a half days. Among them were three groups of Joza residents (Grahamstown) most of whom were recruited to our Siya Sonke project (see below).

    Furthermore, we trained two groups of community members in Adelaide (Thembalitsha Community Project), and one group of Early Childhood Development (ECD) sites' staff members who were attending a broader ECD training programme at Rhodes University. In addition, we facilitated a workshop for a youth group from the initiative Bridge the Gap, sent by a local organisation, Oasis.

    Also, Umthathi Training Project approached us to provide the workshop to their trainees who came from different places in the Eastern Cape (King William's Town, Peddie, Alexandria and Alice). Finally, we felt very privileged to facilitate this training for team members from our local partner organisations – Grahamstown Hospice and Eluxolweni Child and Youth Centre.

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