Archive for 18. July 2010

Mandela Day Contribution

Sunday, 18. July 2010

Our intention to visit Ekupholeni, and to support them with clothing, home ware, and kitchen ware was not practicable – the initiative was not available.  So we agreed seeing them a week later.

Ekupholeni is a community centred mental health service serving the townships of Katlehong, Thokoza and Voslorus, an area commonly known as Katorus. Ekupholeni’s mental health programmes are focussed on three core areas of intervention: gender, youth and HIV/AIDS. Ekupholeni focusses on heavily traumatised people. The services are run free of charge from simple facilities in rented zozos on the grounds of Natalspruit Hospital.

A special area of activity are the children led householdes. These days 50 families of HIV orphaned children.

For more information see:
http://www.myggsa.co.za/connect/receivers/ekupholeni_mental_health_centre/