In 2005, in partnership with the Bishop Simeon Trust (UK), Elton John Aids Foundation and Comic Relief, HABSR embarked on a programme of providing psycho-social care and support for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
This programme aims to offer care and protection to children of all ages whose lives have been affected by HID/AIDS, in order to reduce poverty and risk of exploitation. This was achieved by recognising volunteers in the parishes and communities within the Highveld Diocese who volunteered for two months and later went through training on Child Care Advocacy and lobbying, children's rights, advanced course on HIV/AIDS and networking and collaboration. Approximately 3140 orphans and vulnerable children to date, throughout Ekurhuleni and Mpumalanga have been assisted to apply for identity documents and birth certificates and are now accessing social grants which have helped them to be more independent.
Please click on the headings below to open more details
OVC Programme Photos