Author - Christiaan

Domestic Abuse:

Domestic Violence in South Africa. South Africa has one of the highest statistics of domestic violence in the world. It’s also the most common human rights abuse in South Africa. Every day, woman is murdered, physically and sexually assaulted or threatened by their partners in their own homes. It’s estimated that one in every six women are regularly assaulted by their partner in any way. 46% of those cases involves the men abusing the children as well that lives [...]

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Effects of drugs on a family and information about Drug Abuse:

Effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse on the Family: 1.Instability within the family system. People suffering from addiction are a lot of times unreliable and can’t be counted on to do what they say. Other family members are left to pick up the slack when the addict does not attend to his or her responsibilities. This causes conflict and instability within families, as family members are continuously let down or can never predict the addict’s behaviour. 2.Mistrust, lying and stealing. Once addiction has [...]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month: South Africa has the 2nd highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia, and in particular one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide, as far as Caucasians are concerned. At least 20 000 South Africans are diagnosed annually with non-melanoma skin cancers, and an approximately 1 500 are diagnosed with melanoma. It is important to take note of the fact that everyone, regardless of racial or ethnic group, is at risk of getting skin [...]

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Teenage health programme.

The teenage health programme was sponsored by Transnet and was held between 22-24 August 2017. Teenage girls attend this programme 3 times a year. When they attended their first session they received a back bag with toiletries and a menstrual cup. After that they only received toiletries at the second and third meeting. The programme focused on personal hygiene and to motivate the girls to attend and finish school. They were also given information sessions on how to use [...]

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Teen pregnancy group.

During the week of 11-15 December a Teen pregnancy group was held where information was given to help teenagers with their pregnancies, their lives after the child is born and their future. Day 1 was focused on: Introduction of stakeholders, self-concept, self-discipline, adolescent stage. 20 people attended. Day 2 was focused on: Emotional support, relationship within and outside the family,  communication and conflict management, stress and anger management. 20 people attended. Day 3 was focused on: Wellness and self care child care and neglect, sexual reproductive [...]

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ICD Training.

The Child and Youth Care workers from Kathu received first aid training between 4 – 8 December presented by ICD at Boegoebergdam resort. Famsa believes in staff development in order to ensure a high standard of service delivery. They enjoyed the beautiful surrounding of Boegoeberg dam so much that the training nearly felt like a holiday!

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Success story: Womans day 2017 at Transnet.

Woman’s celebration at Transnet is the event was held at Kalahari Golf club, in the month of August, FAMSA Kathu was invited to be the guest speaker, we had close to 55 women gathered to discuss the future of women in various sectors. It was also highlighted that women entrepreneurs need more resources and better programmes in order to build new collaborations and leverage ideas; develop entrepreneurial abilities and attitudes; and access to the means necessary to expand their [...]

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Success story: Marriage Enrichment 2017.

The Hope project presented a Marriage enrichment workshop on 26 September 2017 in Siyatemba, Kathu. The workshop was attended by 6 couples. Dr C v Schalkwyk addresses the couples on the importance of communication in the marriage and discuss listening skills, clear messages and negotiation techniques. This helped the couples in understanding one another and improved their way of communication. The couples also identified their love language and how to attend to their partners love language. Several games were played [...]

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Success story: Family day 2017.

A family day workshop was presented on 20 May 2017 to 15 families in Mapoteng by the Hope project in order to celebrate Family day 2017. The theme was “Families, education and well-being” The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth. Topics that were addressed were: being caring parents, identify your parenting style and the influence of your parenting style on [...]

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Success Story: Holiday Programme 2017.

The Hope project presents holiday programmes during the March/April and July holiday periods in the 5 towns of the Gamagara area. During the July holiday’s 2017 the holiday programmes were rendered on 6 days in each area and attended by 563 children. A range of activities were offered to develop the children’s skills, give them an opportunity to have fun and learn how they can manage their social time.  They dance, play ball and different indigenous games, spelling bee competitions. During [...]

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