Community Profiling

The BI is pleased to report that we’ve made big strides on the community profiling ¬†project. Since July 2011 Nomsingisi Hopisi, our Community-Based Care Worker, and Kate Rice, a long-term volunteer, have been going house-to-house in Nqileni collecting both qualitative and quantitative data on the families in our community. The objective of this data collection … READ MORE

No ordinary kitchen!

Most of the children attending Jujurha Preschool come from impoverished homes where a balanced diet is a rare luxury. Thanks to funders such as Breadline Africa, we are able to offer ¬†healthy meals on every school day. In lieu of school fees, all parents undertake to spend one morning a month preparing meals on our … READ MORE

Getting Mobile

Nomzingisi and her dedicated team of Community Care Workers have made another small intervention with a big impact. Nomzingisi helps scores of community members every day to access social grants, pension fund payments and report relevant cases to social workers along with providing support in solving a range of other household difficulties. While this work … READ MORE

Health Matters

When our first Community Health Day was held in Nqileni in April attendance was mainly by the older people in the village. Because the Health Day workshop focused on issues about HIV/AIDS, Health in Pregnancy and other sexual and reproductive health issues, we needed to attract more young people. For the Health Days that followed, … READ MORE

Water Works

After their initial fact finding trip earlier in the year, the CSIR returned last week to engage members of the community in developing a plan for optimal water resource usage. The CSIR, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has a lot of clever people who develop technologies that can be very useful in these parts! … READ MORE