PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT FOR GLOBAL GIVING
During this quarter, door to door consultations or home visits have been carried out in Nkulumane District, Luveve District, Emakhandeni District and Magwegwe District. In these districts during this quarter, Trinity Project officers have managed to visit only 737 parents or carers (637 females and 100 males) were consulted on issues of birth certificates, parental death certificates, inheritance and property rights. As of these households 433 were from female-headed families and 304 were from male-headed families. 1254 cases were received from these households (670 girls and 584 boys).
LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC
Legal Advice consultations are conducted in place like Pelandaba Youth Arena, 4 legal advice clinics have been conducted during the first quarter. In these sessions that have been conducted only 22 Parents/ carers (21 females and 1 male) have been reached through Legal advice clinics. 16 of them were from female- headed families and 6 were from male-headed.33 cases were received (15 girls and 18 boys).
OFFICE DROP IN
Consultations are done in the office, that’s were clients visit Trinity Project offices seeking advice on birth and death registration, matters to do with inheritance and property rights. During the course of the first quarter, 252 parents/carers (185 females and 67 males) have visited our offices.120 were from female-headed families and 132 were from male-headed families.
In these cases 43% were referred by the CPCs, 27% were referred by the teachers from various schools across the districts were Trinity Project is implementing its activities.30% of these cases were referred by other stakeholders and government departments like Government Social Services Department, Child Line, Contact Family Counselling Centre, DIWA to mention only a few.
103 (57 girls and 46 boys), cases have been received and documented as success cases of children who have obtained birth certificates. 77 success cases were sponsored and 26 were non-sponsored. 2 children have accessed their parental death certificates so that they can access funds for school fees and claim pension of the deceased parents.
Trinity Project is still partaking in Kids clubs that are held in the districts in which the Project manoeuvres. Kids clubs give a platform that promotes child participation and that is where children are taught on the importance of early birth registration and on the importance of birth certificates. Different activities are being done in those clubs such as football, volleyball, netball, drama though there are no adequate resources to source those clubs. Trinity Project aspire that these kids clubs should grow and operate so that we develop tomorrow’s community out of these children.
36 Kids club sessions have been conducted with community Kids club groups, reaching out to 801 children (299 girls and 502 boys). In one of these sessions, Trinity Project has sponsored these Kids clubs with footballs and netballs that were donated by Highlanders Football club in the organisation’s “donate a ball to child” campaign. The organisation is looking forward to have more balls and other resources for these Kids clubs through such campaigns.
SENSITISATION MEETINGS AND TRAINING SESSIONS
Training sessions have been conducted and 85 Child Protection Committee members have been trained on identifying children in need of legal documents. 42 sensitisation meetings have been conducted with community groups and 3752 people (2863 women and 889 men) have been sensitised on issues of inheritance and law, birth and death registration. . 18 health workers have been reached through workshops facilitated by the project.