Supporting orphan victims of HIV – South Africa

Charity:
Siya Phulaphula

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Country

South Africa

Start Year:

2009

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

All

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Siya Phulaphula was launched in 2001 to provide training in therapeutic communication with children and to assist and support workers engaged in community work with disadvantaged children and their families in South Africa. Siya Phulaphula work with the Child Headed Families Project which cares for 156 families, comprised of 300 children who have been orphaned as a result of the HIV Aids pandemic and who have no kinship support. The children in the project have all lost parents as a result of HIV/Aids and have no kinship support.

 

The ALMT provided the funds to assist in the placement of children with trained care givers. These are community members who volunteered to offer their services to the Centre. The trained care givers are perceived as a link between the Centre and the child headed families, rendering adult supervision services. They visit the families weekly to held with their developmental needs spiritually, emotionally, psychologically and physically. They assist with educational needs, by helping to see to it that home work is done, attending school parents meetings and helping in accessing school uniforms. They are also able to refer children for appropriate help when challengers arises. They are responsible for delivering food and toiletries for the children. The ALMT also funded Orphan Support Groups which provide emotional support and life skills programmes. The support group also provides assistance around their educational needs and play therapy is offered to those that are below the age of twelve.

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