Last year, our OVC team identified a 16 year old orphaned girl, Emihle Yola, who is currently living with her older brother. She was previously attending school in Mitchell’s Plain but since her mother’s death, she had been unable to pay the transport fees to go to school and had also not paid school fees.
As a result, she dropped out of school when she was 14. She was too fearful to speak to her teachers about her situation and scared that they would be angry that she couldn’t pay her school fees.
Nomvuzo, one of our OVC fieldworkers, spent time with her, ...
In 2008 Asanda* found out that she was pregnant, she was 22 at the time and had just moved to Cape Town from Klerksdorp to live with her father and two brothers.
Nomawisa Khontyo, a Philani Mentor Mother, had been visiting an un-booked pregnant woman in her area for several months. An un-booked mother is a mother that has not been to see a health professional at a clinic about her pregnancy.
Last month Babalwa’s Mfuleni, one of our Mentor Mothers, was awarded a certificate for exceptional work performance specifically for the actions that she took to assist three young children in the Site C area of Khayalitsha.