OSIZWENI-BANNER-FLAT

Empowering human beings through education. The centre offers the following services to its rights holders (beneficiaries):

  • Day-care and Aftercare services for mothers needing supervision for their children while they find employment.
  • Library facilities for the rights holders as well as the rest of the community
Our Osizweni staff also provide our right holders with nutritious meals on a daily basis
  • The centre hosts frequent health awareness workshops and FREE medical screenings, facilitated by health care professionals.
  • Sewing and gardening projects for guardians who require skills development
  • Weekly group counselling to help assist and support with their daily struggles.

Community Impact

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0 Children Impacted
0 Orphans and Vulnerable children
0 School Learners
0 Children Fed per day
0 People in Support Group
0 Kids Soccer Training
0 Grade R Learners

Losing one or both parents is traumatic for any child in any situation. However, in countries where war, famine and AIDS are a part of everyday life, millions of children are orphaned and left to struggle for survival.

In South Africa, orphans and vulnerable children are faced with a barrage of challenges as a result of high levels of poverty, crime and HIV/Aids.

Osizweni Community Centre

To alleviate the suffering of these vulnerable children and their guardians, Islamic Relief South Africa established a place of refuge: Osizweni Community Centre.

The centre is situated in the south of Johannesburg, in an impoverished area called Ennerdale. It offers the following services to its rights holders (beneficiaries):

  • Day-care and Aftercare services for mothers needing supervision for their children while they find employment.
  • Library facilities for the rights holders as well as the rest of the community
Our Osizweni staff also provide our right holders with nutritious meals on a daily basis
  • The centre hosts frequent health awareness workshops and FREE medical screenings, facilitated by health care professionals.
  • Sewing and gardening projects for guardians who require skills development
  • Weekly group counselling to help assist and support with their daily struggles.

Many of the children who frequent the Osizweni Community Centre are either infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS. Our trained careworkers facilitates HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns as well assists them with the medical treatment they need.

The Osizweni Centre focuses on fostering the developmental needs of underprivileged children from an early development stage, all the way up until they leave school and are able to become self-sustaining citizens.

Based on the success of the flagship model, Islamic Relief proposes to establish an additional two Community centres in Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, situated in the Western Cape.