Home-Based Care Programme
Thembalethu caregivers care for over 300 patients each month, providing them and their families with health education, bed-side care from our nurse, social auxiliary worker and caregivers, as well as material and transport assistance to access medical care.
Care of Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Thembalethu Care Organization provides community-based care of over 120 orphaned and vulnerable children. We assist these children and their families with psycho-social support, food parcels, access to identity and social welfare grants and school uniforms.
Soup Kitchen & Drop-In Centre
We have a soup kitchen at our centre and at a second, satellite location, in another area of Amangwe Tribal Area. 50 children come to these centres before and after school for a hot meal. We often have after-school activities planned to help the children learn mathematics, English, team-building, good sportsmanship, and health.
HIV/AIDS Awareness and Prevention
In community gatherings we raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and TB, spreading information on prevention and care for the sick and vulnerable. We also counsel and test people for HIV and screen them for TB. We have spent a great deal of time training and empowering community members to become knowledgeable in the health areas, in particular areas that impact their community, such as HIV and TB as well as counseling, listening and a variety of other relevant subjects.
Community Resource Centre
Our offices serve as a resource centre for the Amangwe community. Physio, occupational and speech therapists from come to provide monthly interventions to those with special needs. Wellness Days are held once a week, allowing patients to our nurse, social worker, and pastor.