HIV Awareness in the Classroom

Sam is bringing his HIV awareness presentation into the local classrooms targeting all learners 12 years and older at both the No-Ofisi primary school and the Xhora Mouth secondary school. The learners are still shy and require lots of encouragement to actively participate in the sessions and engage in group discussions, but Sam is confident … READ MORE

Seed Beds

Thabang and Sam keep working to improve the BI gardens.  Their latest aspiration is to add seedling beds to the gardens. Seedling beds will allow Thabang to use his own seeds for planting vegetables instead of purchasing more expensive seedlings from outside sources.  The seedling beds provide shelter and nourishment so the planted seeds grow … READ MORE

July Health Day

The BI’s monthly Health Day for July was held in Tshezi.  The event was slightly less formal as we did not have access to a tent because it was needed for a local funeral.  Instead, Khuselo and Sam facilitated discussions outside as people waited to be tested for HIV.  The attendees listened and learned as … READ MORE

Fruit Trees!

The BI recently received a large number of fruit trees to be planted in various locations among the Xhora Mouth Community.  The types of trees include peach, plum, and orange.  Hopefully the trees will flourish and in time provide the community members with fresh fruit and improve food security in the area.  To get things … READ MORE

Chatting about Diabetes and Arthritis

Our good friend Emily, an Occupational Therapist from Madweleni Hospital, paid us a visit to share information on antenatal/postnatal development and diabetes to our caregivers.   Since our caregivers are currently away at training in Mthatha, Emily spoke with a few members of the community about their health concerns.  Top on the list:  arthritis and diabetes. … READ MORE