Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Today we spoke to Clement Papy Nkuzi Programme Director, Bridgetti Mashabane and Zuki from Cesvi Foundation and accompanied with them was Mufaro Magidi from Mosaic.

Cesvi Foundation is a non profit organisation which has two main programmes focusing environmental management about building resilience in communities and the other one is a social protection programme which focuses more on the Woman, Children and the Youth.

Mosaic is a 23year old non profit organisation and focuses mostly on gender based violence and offering support services and counselling to woman who are affected by gender based violence and over the years they are now working with male interventions.  

These two organisations come together and are fighting for the same cause, hence there new project has been established Right Fora for Change. The project comes as realization to be able to see those violent free communities and being able to document theses stories.  To elaborate further it will be a photo voice project where children will go in there communities to document there stories. The projected is aimed at the disadvantage communities. The project will be use as an preventative measure.

For more information contact:

CESVI
TEL: 021 374 0800

MOSAIC
TEL: 021 761 7585



By: Jasnine Roberts


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Children have rights too.

We spoke to Vivian Zilo the founder of Iliso Care Society and a few of the students and facilitators in the programme. Iliso Care Society is a non profit organisation that was established in 2005, with the aim to fight poverty and unemployment, as there were various problems in the society. Mama Zilo’s inspiration was the fact that she felt pregnant at a young age and lost some of her siblings, hence she wanted to guide the youth to not make the same mistake and take their lives for granted. She also wanted to educate people and help them to not be afraid to enclose their HIV status and ask for help and how to deal with various issues that effect us in our daily lives.

Iliso Care Society runs various programmes, eg where they provide skills to the community, meals on wheels to feed the communities that are hungry, after school programmes and arts programmes ect.  They identify what is needed in the community and then seek a way to fill the gap, by partnering with stakeholders.

They also assist the students to identify what it is that they want to achieve in life, and which subjects to take in order to pursue theses career paths. Some of the learners shared their stories with us how these programmes have made a positive impact in there lives.  

For more information contact:

Tel: 021 360 8283   


#LetChangeStartWithUs  

By: Jasnine Roberts


Monday, April 03, 2017

We spoke to Dr. Darren Levin a general practitioner speaking to us more about Influenza, as flu is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.

Influenza is a viral infection, which has various symptoms which differs from person to person. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. These symptoms can be:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches behind the eyes
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
  • It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

To prevent this virus is to get vaccinated as June-July is a high risk season for influenza. And to avoid colds take a 5ml dose of Vitamin C daily.


Hence it is important to seek medical attention as soon as these symptoms appear.

By: Jasnine Roberts