FIKELELA AIDS PROJECT

To mobilize churches to make a sustained positive contribution to the reduction of the number of new HIV infections, to drive education and care, and to support orphans, in partnership with others.
Feb 28, 2017

Jerry Giraffe Roadshow and Resource Packs

The Jerry Team has earmarked a few Communities\ Parishes this year where they will be embark on the Roadshow for 2017 and also busy with preparing the Jerry pack.

The following dates and Communities have been earmarked:

26 March 2017 - Bontiheuwel Community

2 April 2017 - Nyanga Community

28 May 2017 - Steenberg Community

3 June 2017 - Athlone Community and New Training

25 June 2017 - Gugulethu Community

17 September 2017 - Mannenberg Community

3 November 2017 - Houtbay

The Jerry Team is also busy preparing Resource Packs for the trainings and Roadshow, sowing of more Jerry's, the talking flower, the shining star and  manuals are in the process of being made.

Please come and see what the Jerry Giraffe is doing on these Roadshows for 2017.

Regards

Feb 28, 2017

The greatest gift is the gift of time

Children playing
Children playing

GlobalGiving Report 28 February, 2017

The best gift that we can give each other is the gift of ‘time’. Attached to that gift are the most amazing benefits, you hear laughter, you experience joy, there is an opportunity to grow, nurture and develop the children.
We express our heartfelt thanks to each and every donor and their families for touching lives and allowing and enabling us to develop the children.

The past couple of months we have spent loads of energy, skill in assisting our children to control their behaviours by dealing with the issues at hand.With the assistance of a volunteer who is completing her studies in psychology we were able to sit down with many of our older girls and allow them the space to share their feelings and emotions.

At the Centre we have converted one of our tiny offices into a therapy room. This room is the safe space where they have time out, dealing with their anger or just having discipline problems. The therapy room has a “blackboard wall” and sometimes we are in awe at how much scribbling happens there. The room is working in terms of disciplining the children especially when they lash out at each other and not knowing how to deal with their feelings.

All 14 of our school going children have passed to the next grade and this was quite welcoming for us. Our toddlers and pre -school children are attending a school close to the home so they are able to walk to school. What a delight this has proven to be the kids simply love it because they get home earlier and can have more play time. The older children in the age group 5 – 10 years will start their first session with Jerry Giraffe programme during this current week. Our next report we will share the pictures of our sessions.

December time was quite challenging with all of the children being on vacation. We have no volunteers from the second week in December so it is all hands on deck. All of our Mamas have to be ready to start the day with programmes from 8-00 a.m. in the morning already. Occupying the children during the vacation time is a full time job and we love spending this precious time with our children.

We are sharing pictures of the children playing with dolls even the boys had their turn. They were playing a day at the clinic and one of the older children had great joy and fun being the Doctor, the children visiting with their babies on their backs.

In January 6 children were re-unified with family which brought about mixed emotions from the children. We continue to keep our children in prayer and offer support to the families of the children who had exited the home
From all of the children at Fikelela we say thank you for your support, your love and care.

God bless

Playing with dolls FCC
Playing with dolls FCC
Dec 5, 2016

Thank you from the Fikelela Children Centre

Holding Hands
Holding Hands

Your donation has enabled us to implement therapeutic, developmental and recreactional programs. Each child has their own personal file with recordings of their milestones, their achievements and their challenges. Each child receives individual counselling and group counselling and this has been so helpful with some of the bad behaviour that we are experiencing.

Intervention takes place and we also use the referal systems where we need to. We have a volunteer doctor who sees the children every Friday and she highlights or alerts us to any emergency sistuation around the health of the children. Our current staff who handles the children are 20 in total . We have 4 staff being trained to receive the qualifications  for child andd youth care worker. The cost attached are R10 500 per person for one year. This necessary training will equip the staff to deal better with our children. Our dream is to give the other 16 staff members the same opportunity offered to the first 4 staff. Two of our Fikelela Children Centre staff has been trained as Gender Based Violence Champions.

Outings & Schools : Currently we have 11 children grade 1 to 3 all of them passed their grades. We have had birthday parties, celebrating their good pass. they have been to the aquarium and the Noddy party.

Their daily programs are facilitated by qualified teachers and volunteers. The following are their main activites: listening skills, improving memory skills, road safety, reading skills, art skills. The story telling has assisted the children with improving their communication and correct use of English language. Our children need the support of an occupational therapist as well as a child psycologist.

We are trying our best to do some additional fundraising to assist our older girls with their traumatic experiences. The children are very happy despite their baggage that they carry and it is wonderful to see their reaction when new babies and children arrive. Thank you for believing in us.

Love the Fikelela Family

 
   

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