93.5% progress
$700 still needed

Sustainable Development Goals

The Challenge

Holy Family Care Centre in Limpopo, South Africa, provides support for disadvantaged and sick children in the Limpopo province. The centre includes residential facilities and treatment for up to 75 orphaned babies and children, including those undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS and TB. These children are referred to Holy Family from the local Letaba Hospital as the hospital does not have space and resources to house these children after their initial treatment when intensive care facilities are needed for patients with acute injury or illness.

Holy Family has identified a need for further support and training of staff in Administration/Organisational to implement the directors 3year succession plan and continued capacity building of the health clinic staff. This training will assist staff and management in delivering the highest quality of service to vulnerable children in their care.  Holy Family’s aim is to re-unite children with extended families as soon as possible and the outreach program will enable home visits and monitoring to take place to ensure successful reunification.

How We’re Helping

Holy Family Care Centre requested the ongoing organisational/administrative support and capacity building of the health clinic from Carmel Lawry who has been connected with HFCC since 2011.  Carmel is very familiar with Holy Family Care Centre after having previously provided health care and Outreach Program mentoring.  The health care position has now been localised and Carmel’s familiarity with the Centre, local staff, children and South African culture has placed her in a very good position for further mentoring staff in administration and with the health clinic. Her role will include:

  • Building the capacity of relevant staff to update all HFCC policies and procedures – Emergency and evacuation procedures/Child protection/ OH&S/Administration/Maintenance/Health Clinic/Archives etc
  • Working alongside the Manager to update all staff work policies, procedures and work schedules for each department and shift time.
  • Work with the Administration staff to update the new staff and volunteers’ orientation program including the Handbook.
  • Continue to build the capacity of health clinic – continued education as new health issues arise and provide and educate for information gathering (using the computer / South African Government websites for health information)
  • Assisting the Director to work towards the 3 year succession plan


Is the Project Sustainable?

Capitalising on Carmel’s well established relationships with local staff and understanding of the cultural context will provide invaluable support for the broader goal to continue developing higher standards of care for the children who are resident at Holy Family.  The Holy Family staff are committed to ensuring that the children are enabled greater educational, social and health opportunities to grow and lead fulfilling lives whilst in care and upon reunification with their families.

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