Arts and Craft

ZINAKEKELE HIV/AIDS, TB & HOME BASE CARE

Sizimisele Developpment Trust was started to address the overwhelming HIV epidemic affecting this underprivileged community and leaving over 3 000 orphans in its wake. Although small, it has made giant strides in increasing the quality of life of people living with HIV or dying from AIDS and in looking after the children this disease has left behind. Our Mission : To render a supportive service to people affected / infected by HIV/AIDS in Inanda and surrounding areas as well as support orphans and vulnerable groups. .

We are currently running 2 operational crèches on our site,focuses on the ages 0-2 years and the other one focuses on ages between 3-5 years the Egugulethu Junior primary School which is our Grade 1 class.

As we also focus on early childhood development our aim is to empower the community of Inanda by introducing the education at an early age by creating a foundation of basic education to the vulnerable children and disadvantaged families of Inanda. Most of these children are from child headed families and some are orphans, and others are HIV Positive.

Other work that we do

1. Home base care visits for the sick, elderly and orphans
2. Food parcels distributed to those on treatment and without source of income (if available)
3. Soup kitchen for the orphans and sickly (depending on availability of food)
4. Ongoing health awareness campaigns for the community

Sizimisele service for the aged was established to accommodate the senior citizens from our community and do activities for them to keep them busy and forget all the problems they come across at their homes. They meet everyday at the centre and do exercises in order to stay healthy. They do craft work and bead work material here at the centre. We have ABET so they learn how to read and write

Our Team

  • Ms Lungelo Dhladhla - Project Manager

  • Tozi Ngxekisa - Project Administrator

  • Sipho Cele - General Secretary

Staff Establishment

  • - Co-ordinator
  • - Admin support
  • - Community Caregivers 7 on persal
  • - 8 Community Caregivers who are doing voluntary work