Izandla Zethemba


Izandla Zethemba (IZ), meaning hands of hope, was established in 2001. It is a community-based NGO located in Gugulethu. The organisation currently provides care and support to 84 families who are infected with or affected by HIV. Their services include:
* the distribution of food parcels;
* counselling;
* home visits; and
* weekly support groups for orphaned children and infected parents.



Children's arts and crafts days


Team coordinator
Margie Jansen
021 686 2970

Activity description
Once a month, on a Saturday a team of Common Ground volunteers partner with the IZ team to implement an arts and crafts experience for the infected and affected orphans supported by Izandla Zethemba

Volunteer needs

* A minimum of 10 volunteers per art day to assist with the supervision of the activities;
* volunteers to help with the preparation evening before the event - this is generally a Thursday evening when we order some pizza and spend two hours preparing materials. and
* two volunteers to assist with planning, logistics and admin before the time.
* Specific skills:
o photographers are welcome;
o if you have a specific creative talent, e.g. sculpturing, graffiti art, cartoon drawing, pottery, etc. then perhaps you would like to come and teach the children this medium.

Wish list of things needed
Nothing is waste! We can make use of:
* colourful littler e.g. juice boxes;
* lids of things;
* scrap paper;
* sponges; and
* if you have anything you think we MIGHT be able to use please call me to check if we can use it!
We also need a stock of art and craft materials:
* paints;
* koki pens;
* crayons;
* paper;
* paint brushes; and
* pencils.



Sports Training


Team coordinator
Maria Schoeman
083 351 2066

Activity description
Every Wednesday, Maria Schoeman and Johan Mostert spend the afternoon with the IZ teenagers doing exercises and sports training.

Volunteer needs
None at the moment, but watch this space!

Wish list of things needed
Sport equipment - especially tennis balls, soccer balls & cones.



Children's fun days


Team coordinator

Amy-leigh Bird
amyleighbird@hotmail.com

Activity description
Once a month, on a Saturday a team of Common Ground volunteers partner with the IZ team to implement a fun outing for the infected and affected orphans supported by the organisation

Volunteer needs

* A minimum of 10 volunteers per event to assist with the supervision of the activities;
* two volunteers to assist with planning, logistics and admin before the time; and
* a photographer.

Wish list of things needed

* Food items for lunch packets; and
* games and accompanying materials that can be played by children.



Orphans and vulnerable children's club


Team coordinator

Margie Jansen
021 686 2970

Activity description
Every Wednesday from 13h30 - 16h00 volunteers partner with the IZ team to implement afternoon activities for the infected and affected orphans supported by the organisation. During this time they receive spiritual input, lunch and lots of love that they don't necessarily receive at home

Volunteer needs

Anyone who has a passion for children, and who can commit weekly for a minimum of 6 months

Wish list of things needed

* Food items for lunch packets; and
* games, toys and accompanying materials that can be used to entertain and play with children

Additional needs:
Give skills:

* People who can assistant in the design and development of a website.
* Driving instructors for those who don't have driver's licenses.
* People who have specific craft skills that can be taught to HIV support group members.

Give goods:

* Fridge;
* equipped first aid box;
* supply of basic first aid items such as antiseptic creams, fungicide creams, plasters,
* vehicle;
* computer and printer;
* play equipment;
* photocopier;
* sports equipment;
* jigsaw floor puzzles; and
* kids games



Caring for Carers


Izandla Zethemba has five carers supporting over 100 families who are impacted by HIV/AIDs. Small groups at Common Ground have been given the opportunity to partner with these carers, who often need care themselves in keeping motivated and encouraged to do the work they are called to.

Click on this link to find out how your small group can get involved in meaningfully helping the carers at Izandla Zethemba.



Prayer requests from Izandla Zethemba

Please pray for more counsellors, protection, funding, and wisdom as we plan ahead; and more volunteers to work with children, particularly as we look to start support groups in local school at their request



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