In December, the OPSEU Social
Justice Fund voted to give $7500 to the Umdoni and Vulamehlo HIV AIDS
Association in Southern Africa and asked for more member support. If you would
like to personally add your support, please consider a donation to the Live and
Let Live Fund as we can now give you a tax receipt for your donations. Contact
Aura Bellin at extension 8708.
11th June 2012
E mail :
We are grateful
to have received the amount of R60 000 from OPSEU
has decided to allocate R26 000 directly to needy beneficiaries such as
orphans and vulnerable children.
included two photographs of a child headed family that was recently brought
to our attention in deep rural areas, to show us some of the tragedies we
When I recently
visited this family I found six children living in this hut. The eldest is
19years and still in school. The children have to walk for 2 hours to get
to school by 8 o’clock. The hut is in a shocking state of repair and they
have no income. They are dependant on help from the community for food.
We hope to help
them access government grants and in the meantime are helping with food and
repairs to the hut.
R10 000 is to be allocated to our Man to Man programme in Umdoni. This
programme aims to prevent new TB and HIV infections and works towards
alleviating gender violence against women and children
The balance of
the money will be spent on transport and administration to ensure that the
programmes are sustainable.
eternally grateful to everyone at OPSEU who have made it possible for us to
make a real difference in the lives of so many people in our rural areas
over the past few years.
We do hope that
when the team visits South Africa later this year, they manage to visit us.