Twelve staff members from the community work to provide high quality
education, care, and meals in a safe environment to over 160 children. These children, ages 3-6, attend school daily. Teachers continue to develop and grow themselves and the children.
OVC PROJECT (ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN)
One Care Giver provide basic numeracy and literacy training to 20 children. These children, ages 8-14, are unable to attend formal schooling due to lack of documentation.
PLACE OF SAFETY
Two Resident-Moms rotate to provide full-time care to six vulnerable children. In this way, Ditshego has provided for the physical, educational, spiritual and emotional needs of these children since our inception in 2007.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENTS
Staff members participate in Community awareness events to educate and support the
Families in the community.
SOCIAL WORK SERVICES
The victims of violence and abuse and other social ills come here to be cared for by Social Workers and therapists.
Ditshego partners with volunteer-doctors and nurses to provide a medical clinic every Wednesday. The clinic provides inoculations, pregnancy- and HIV-testing, and other basic medical services to over 80 children weekly. On a Monday the Laudium clinic render services on our premises to community members.
14 Care Givers assist 120 children in our Afterschool care program. The children receive assistance with homework, meals, and skills training.
In 2014 the Department of Social Development joined hands with Ditshego to understand the social needs of community by visiting them in their homes. 14 Caregivers use Ditshego as their base and are managed by Ditshego management.
The 14 Care Givers, one Social Auxiliary Worker, and several Social Work students engage in regular home visits to the families whose children utilize our services. In this way, we seek to provide a holistic response to the needs of the entire family. Assistance is given to obtain legal documents, health services, and counseling. The home visits are further sources of education as they increase awareness on issues such as HIV, domestic violence, and conflict resolution.