SIYAKHOLWA SUPPORT CARE CENTRE
Siyakholwa support care centre was established 2010, bylaws and government obligation registered with DSD and SARS for public benefit organisation under sectiona18.
Direct focus areas OVC and their primary caregivers (youth, women, people with disabilities) in disadvantaged communities .providing services in our centre and mobilizing and strengthening the capacity of affected disadvantaged communities to address the needs and challenges facing orphans and vulnerable due HIV/AIDS. We provide education, capacity building, feeding scheme, clothing, food security
People with disabilities learner ships referral, primary health care services, the majority of children in disadvantaged communities and their primary caregivers live precariously as a result of many issues ,high levels of poverty, unemployment, HIV/AIDS which have been exacerbated by the global economy and financial crisis, little industrial growth, high incidence of disease.90% of children living in these communities are orphans and vulnerable and where not attending any childhood development programmes, poor nutrition.
Estimated 1.7million people in disadvantaged communities living with HIV/AIDS epidemic is creating a large number of children growing up without adult protection or financial support of 1million are children nearly 92% have lost one or both parents. More than 4480 children have lost both parents, while 1220 live in the child-headed household. Whereas most OVC lives with and cared for by grandparent or great-grandparent, others are forced to assume caregiver and provider roles without adequate protection and care.
these OVC are more susceptible to child labour and to sexual and other forms of exploitation increasing their risk of acquiring HIV infection.99% of our beneficiaries are HIV/AIDS positive.
Siyakholwa supports care centre interfaces between HIV/AIDS beneficiaries and infection diseases. supporters and addressing their needs the most effective responses to the HIV epidemic in disadvantaged communities.
The organisation purpose is to directly address the HIV/AIDS epidemic by providing access to education, debate, information, treatment referral. nutrition, food security, job creation programmes and families on-going support. all our mobile programmes are in disadvantaged communities where HIV/AIDS, poverty is at a high level and the death rate is high due to lack of knowledge. We have played a central role in mobilising and effective multi-sectoral response to poverty.
We do not get any support and funding from government., we also have infrastructure deficiencies and this impacts the ability to access support and funding from government