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ZAF066 Supervison orphans

project description

The ‘Emthonjeni Wokuphila Community Devel­opment Centre’ (EWCDC) encou­rages churches in South-Africa to continue their fight against HIV/Aids. Many children have lost their parent(s) due to HIV/Aids. When there is no elder brother or sister to rely on, many orphans are left on their own. Volun­teers from churches, amongst others our partner church in Suncity, help to take care of the victims of HIV/Aids. The children receive food, are sent to school, and take care of their physical and spiritual health.

why this project?

Since 2004 our churches are involved in this project in South-Africa. The local churches could not bear the weight of HIV/Aids problems without external support. In the beginning the South-African government was very reserved. Fortu­nately, this situation has changed, but still receiving and counselling orphans is needed. In South-Africa there are around 2.2 million orphans. Almost 20% of the people between the age of 15 and 49 are HIV/Aids infected.

impact?

Children receive shelter, food and education. Their chance for a dignified future is increased.

what can we learn

A child who grows up, costs money. That is the same for us as for South-Africa. Children need shelter, healthy food, clothes and education. As long as our support is needed, we want to be there for the orphans who are supported in this project.

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