Tuesday, June 06, 2017

TODAY ON SAKHISIZWE WE HAD AN INTERVIEW WITH  NORMAN JACOBS AND ALBET FROM BONTEHEUWEL THEY WERE TELLING US ABOUT THE EVENT THEY ARE GOING TO HOST ON THE 16 OF JUNE 2017 CALLED AWAKENING THIS EVENT WILL SERVE AS THE FOUNDATION TO START MOVEMENT THAT INTEGRATE THE YOUTH ACROSS THE VARIOUS CAPE FLATS COMMUNITIES,

THE EVENT IS ABSOLUTELY FREE TO THE COMMUNITY AND IS NOT AIMED AT RAISING FUNDS AND IT WILL NOT BE A ONCE OFF EVENT, THE COORDINATORS OF THE EVENTENDEAVOUR TO SPREAD MORE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS THAT WOULD SET THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME INVOLVED IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, THEY ALSO AIM TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE LESS PRIVILEGED.

IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE INITIATIVE YOU ARE MORE THAT WELCOME.

FOR MORE INFO 
CONTACT NORMAN JACOBS
MOBILE: 076 125 5686

Monday, June 05, 2017

On sakhisizwe we had an interview with Luke Steenkamp and Fiona Mccurdie from Groote Schuur Hospital they were telling us about organ donor how one can become an organ donor,what is needed to a person who want to be an organ donor, what are the requirement and why it is so important to become an organ donor and they also rectify the lies and misconception that our communities had about organ donor.

For more info
contact: www.odf.org.za
Toll free line:0800 2266 11

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sakhisizwe today had a discussion about child protection week with Simone Sanger from child line, she was speaking on the traumatic experience a child goes through after being abused and the consequences a child could encounter once she experience any kind of abuse, Titus Petersen from SAPS  was speaking about the role government plays in analyzing cases of cyber bullying, sexting and pornography and how they deal with such, Maureen Ben a social worker from D.C.S was speaking on behalf of correctional service and how they evaluate a child that has been abuse and how the society should do to fight child abuse in our communities.

If you want to get involve in the work they do you contact them to the following info.

CONTACT DETAILS 
Child line: 08000 55 555
D.C.S: Mr David 021 700 1109

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

On Sakhisizwe today we also spoke with Nomvuyo and Thandi from mamelani organisation that work with young people and women from marginalized  communities in the western cape, enabling them to improve their lives through active change.

They were telling us about their program called Wellness program  that share essential health information.

For more info:
Nomvuyo Mbele
Tell:0835203630
Today on Sakhisizwe we had Nozuko Conjwa and Pauline Perez from Nonceba Family Counselling organisation in Khayelitsha, they were speaking about the wonderful work they do for children who has been the victims of sexual abuse in khayelitsha as well as the programs they offer for those children such as, The Victim Support Services that provide assistance, intervention, and counselling for children under the age of 18 who have been sexually abuse, physically abuse or neglected and Abuse Prevention Education Program that intend to make children safer by making them and the community aware of how abuse can happen and how to deal with it when it happens.

For more info contact:
E-mail: perez@nonceba.org/admin@nonceba.org
Tell: 021364 0135
Web:www.nonceba.org
We spoke to Tineke Ganz Malan from Down Syndrome Association Western Cape, which is 40 years of age.

This organisation got started by a group of parents who realise that they need to do something to assist there children to develop. One of the fathers travelled a lot, and when he went on his trips he use to collect as much information as possible.

 Tineke explains: “Down Syndrome is not a disorder you suffer from, you get born with Down syndrome disorder meaning it is a genetic condition, that sits in your genes and not something passed down from parents, you are literally born with an extra piece of genetic material on the 21 chromosome and that extra material causes developmental delay and the features that goes with down syndrome, which means there development is more slower, they find things more difficult to handle and get tired more easily ect.”   

They do have programmes that they run which expanded over the years. As circumstance are not always easy, where by the disorder do not always become the biggest problem, but what you will be putting on the table, hence Down Syndrome Association Western Cape does outreach programmes and support groups in the communities to assist parents to start with their children from an early age.

Tineke explains further: “just because they are Down syndrome one should not feel sorry for them, and they can still have a healthy lifestyle, meaning they can work and do things for themselves, but only needs to be kept an eye on. The only sad part is they will always be depended the older they get, they can not live on there own.”

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 919 8233



BY: Jasnine Roberts

Monday, May 22, 2017

We spoke to Leana Olivier from Farrsa, which is a non profit organisation that does research on Fatal Alcohol Syndrome related issues.

Fatal Alcohol Syndrome is when a mother consumes alcohol while pregnant, and the alcohol is a poisonous substance to the developing cells of the unborn babies, which can cause brain damage or birth defects in the babies.  

They do awareness programmes in the Western Cape, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and the Free State.

Once in an area they do a prevalence study to identify how big the problem of fatal alcohol syndrome is. To determine whether there is a problem and then the awareness work follows, to make the public more aware of the syndrome and not point fingers to the mothers and put more strain on them during there pregnancy.

There flag programme is called a healthy mother a healthy baby. The aim behind this programme is to provide assistance to all females with education.

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 686 2646