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OUR PROGRAMMES 

With 12 different programmes, Etafeni is a resource for anyone in the community ranging from young children to adults. Here is a sample of some of the many programmes we run through the Etafeni Centre. For more information on all of our programmes, visit our programmes page.

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PRESCHOOL CARE

Project: Preschool Care Area: Children’s Programmes Coordinators: Phumeza Diginto The preschool is now registered to take 70 children. The pre-school provides a dry, comfortable light-filled space for AIDS-infected/affected, orphaned and vulnerable indigent children. There is a lovely, wide, grassed outside play area for the children, with play equipment. The children in our pre-school are supported…

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FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK

Project: Fit For Life, Fit For Work Area: Youth Programmes Coordinator: Brenda Nkondlwana Description: Eight times a year, groups of fifteen young adults (60% young women) spend six weeks – all day every day – looking at themselves, their life stories, their goals, their values. There is a lot of work done around sexuality and…

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INCOME GENERATION

Project:  Income Generation Area:  Women’s Empowerment Coordinator:  Teresa Lumani Description:  The income generation / mother’s programme is flourishing. Destitute HIV+ women are referred into this programme by the Etafeni counsellors and community care workers. Our social worker helps them access social grants where applicable. They learn to do beadwork, to sew, smock and quilt. A…

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AIDS COUNSELLING

Project: AIDS Counselling Area: Health Care Coordinators: Ntombi Dyasi and Nomkitha Magopeni Goal: To work in partnership with local clinics providing HIV/AIDS and TB education, testing and follow-up counselling Description: In the early years of Etafeni the South African Department of Health asked the Centre if it would become one of the national sites to…

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FOOD GARDEN

Project: Food Garden Area: Facility gardens Coordinator: Mzoxolo Menyo Description: Food gardens have been established at the Centre and are being cared for by a team of gardeners, local residents trained by Abalimi Bezekhaya and supported by the Department of Donate to Facility Gardens programme:

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AFTERSCHOOL CARE

Project: Afterschool Care Area: Children’s Educational Programme Coordinator: Nosipho Thandeki Description: There are currently 50 children aged between 6 and 18 years in Etafeni’s ordinary after-school programme. Most of these children have been in the Etafeni pre-school and are now attending the local primary or high school. They come to the centre after school for…

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MOBILE TESTING UNIT

Project: Mobile Testing Unit Area: Health Care Coordinator: Vuyiswa Nelunqna Description: We have a Nursing Sister on site, who provides the local community with medical assistance including family planning and pap smears, counselling and testing. Services include a VCT (voluntary counselling testing) component, and education including the value and importance of nutrition. She is supported…

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NUTRITION AND HOME VEGETABLE GARDENS

Project: Nutrition and Home Vegetables Gardens Programme Area: Health Care Coordinator: Jeanne Cussen Description: The Nutrition Department at Etafeni aims to contribute towards the Millennium Development Goals set out by heads of state in 2000 to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger and reduce childhood mortality. Programme Goal: To improve the nutritional status and health of…

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SOCIAL WORK & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Project: Social Work and Community Development Area: Community Development Coordinator: Ncumisa Mpahleni Description: The extended family is still intact in a township like Nyanga, but has been made fragile by the forces of poverty, urbanization and the psychological legacy of apartheid. There is a need to train and support the women, men, grannies, aunts, neighbours…

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REPLICATION OF MODEL

Project: Replication of the Etafeni model, Vrygrond Community Centre in the Western Cape and Valoyi Community Centre in Limpopo Coordinator: Stephanie Kilroe Description: In 2007, the Vrygrond Community Development Trust asked Etafeni to replicate its model of a community-built, community-staffed centre serving the community in Vrygrond.  When key funders agreed, work began.  The construction of…

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FAMILIES MATTER!

Project: Families Matter! Area: Families Matter Coordinator: Zamikhaya Ndiki Description: Children are exposed to all sorts of messages about sex through songs, television, and other media, but caregivers play a main role in their sexual education as well. Families Matter! helps caregivers unleash their power through positive parenting skills. Families Matter! is an HIV-prevention programme…

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GREENING NYANGA

Project: Greening Nyanga Area: Community Development Coordinator: Stephanie Kilroe The Greening Nyanga project is a partnership between Etafeni (in particular our Fit for Life, Fit for Work graduates), the City of Cape Town, the Department of Agriculture, St Bernard’s and St Ignatius Catholic parishes and others to keep Etafeni green and beautiful and to plant trees,…

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JUNIOR FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK PROGRAMME

Project: Junior Fit for Life, Fit for Work programme Area: Youth Development Coordinator: Shaun Williams From the inception of the Fit for Life, Fit for Work programme at Etafeni, there were many requests for the programme to be rolled out for young people in their final years at school. The life skills and process of career-discernment…

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