providing upliftment and opportunities for upskilling
Siphila Sonke runs 3 Support Groups for our Food Parcel Beneficiaries who are chronically ill with HIV AIDS or TB, but who are well enough to participate. Currently, the 3 Support Groups are Vegetable Gardening, Beading and Crafting as well as Sewing.
The Support Groups provide the opportunity for the Beneficiaries to come together, share their experiences, learn new skills, be industrious, receive counselling and just generally support and enjoy fellowship with one another.
All Food Parcel Beneficiaries are invited to join our Support Groups when they are well enough. Beneficiaries are encouraged to remain members even after they no longer receive a food parcel. All groups enjoy a light meal at the end of their Support Group session, at which time socialising and support is further enjoyed before going home in the early afternoon.
Support Group members are taking on group outings three or four times a year – in summer to the beach or a picnic, and in winter to a shopping mall, or a movie or a restaurant and there is always a Christmas party!