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Support Children Orphaned by Aids in South Africa

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Apr 6, 2020

Starfish Wellness Wagon in Masoyi

The Wellness Wagon
The Wellness Wagon

Wellness Wagon

The Wellness Wagon was conducting health services at Zakheleni Primary School and during the health services the wellness wagon team managed to examine a number of school children , during the service delivery at Zakheleni Primary ,a female teacher came to the team to report that there is a young girl aged 9 years in her class that is presenting with an offensive smell and she also had urine incontinence, the team discovered that the child is an orphan and she is staying with two of her uncles, and then the team agree to examined the child as per teacher request, they examined the child and discovered that on her private parts there was a sign of force penetration and symptoms of a STI.

INTERVENTION

The Wellness Wagon nurse wrote a detail referral letter to eMasoyi Community Development Social Worker about her findings after she examined the 9 years old child, the Social Worker from Khayalethu 2 centre manage to submit the letter to the Department of Social Services at Swalala Trust, and then the social workers from the Department of Social Services together with the Masoyi police managed to travel to Zakheleni Primary and speak with the class teacher about the plan to take the child for further counselling at the Masoyi Police station by a well skilled trauma counsellor from Greater Rape Intervention Programme (GRIP), and the counsellor is skilled on sexual abuse cases and her role is to deal with sexual assault cases, and after the counselling and all interventions they also confirmed that the child was raped and then she was referred Themba hospital for further assessment and treatment, upon her arrival at Themba Hospital she was admitted and put on treatment.

 

The case of rape is still under Police investigation, and the social workers has promised that the child will be taken from the family and the she will be placed at orphanage home after being discharged from the hospital, and according to our nurse the child will need psychological assessment from psychologist

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