IMPROVING HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

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March 2015 Quarterly Programs Report

Seed of Hope provides local access to basic health screening and training, support
programs and crisis assistance for families.
In our Health Department, a new HIV Support Group has been launched for teenagers, and
there are 6 clients who have joined. Themes for support groups of all ages this term have dealt
with New Beginnings, and the Truth About Love. Read more

SKILLS & SUSTAINABILITY


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March 2015 Quarterly Programs Report

Using available resources – time, land and local markets – Seed of Hope empowers people
to change their own lives.
In our Sewing Program, Ernestina (Sewing Trainer) and 2 of our graduates are taking an
advanced fashion design course. This term the course has covered skills such as pattern drafting,
new techniques for linings, and how to make ladies skirts and mens shirts. Read more

DEVELOPING CHILDREN AND YOUTH

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March 2015 Quarterly Programs Report

Our Christian-based academic and life skills programs build confidence and prepare
children for a healthy, productive life.
Simunye After-school Children’s Program (ages: 4-14 years old): Virtue-based themes taught
so far include love,forgiveness and unity in our Simunye 1 class; honour, caring and patience in our
Simunye 2 class; and idealism, moderation and humility in our Simunye 3 class. Read more

Keeping up to date on HIV

Michelle Waldron updating the staff on HIV, by using polystyrene cups to represent the different vulnerability groups.

A couple of weeks ago during our staff meeting we looked at HIV-related statistics and what these numbers actually mean to us in our daily ministry at SOH.

We used styrofoam cups to represent vulnerable age groups/population groups, and their vulnerability was shown by smashing the cups with a hammer.

Big picture stats:

• 37 million people living in the world with HIV.

• 24 million of them in Sub-Saharan Africa.

• 5.6 million of them in South Africa.

• 3.3 million of them in KZN. Read more