Project News

OVC Bloemfontein June Report

OVC Support Groups

We were invited by LACCA when they were celebrating Youth month at Bophelo HIV and Aids center on 28 June. CCWs took 15 children from the Bochabela Group. The children did various performances, one of which was a child who wrote a poem about drugs, which was very good. The theme of the day was ‘Drugs and Teenage Pregnancy is killing our nation’.

The CCWs are meeting with children on a weekly basis and the number of children showing interest is increasing as they have introduced traditional dancing, Sarafina dancing and beauty contests.

Gardens

We have 306 trenches in 28 household in areas around Managaung, and they are doing well. The only complaint, besides the drought, is that there seems to be a plague of rats that are destroying their vegetables. A plan of action needs to be found to help with these pests.

VSL Groups

The youth group who started saving this year are very happy with their progress and they have already started to plan how they are going to use the money they have saved.