Filled with joy and praise in our hearts God answered prayers for Funding with FPD (Foundation for Professional Development) South Africa. We are working together with Department of Health and Local Clinics. This is a new expansion of our current duties. Our Home-Based Care Workers were trained to do HIV Home Based testing, Screening diseases such as TB, STI, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, VMMC (Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision), CD 4 Count and ART. We tested and screened 750 clients and referred 38 clients for treatment to local clinics. Clients who tested HIV negative were provided with prevention methods. We also attended M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation) training and we report daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. We recruited three staff members joining the Home-Based Care Team for the new project. Tweefontein G, Tweefontein H, Tweefontein A and Tweefontein M clinics are providing us the testing kits and we are providing them with our daily statistics
Would like to thank Thuli Pelewo and some staff members from the Department of Social Development by assisting with cleaning and ironing. And would like to appreciate Sister Mabena- the Manager and some staff members from Tweefontein G Clinic for helping us with wound dressing, bathing patients, ironing and cleaning and so thankful for a box full of Adult Nappies, linen Savers and cakes for our in-patients. Thank you all for making Mandela month so special to Nakekela and God bless you for your effort
Sello Nhlapo Nightwatchmen, support group leader and Martha Mtsweni, Home Based Care Coordinator and Support Group Leader were excited to help two of the support group members to build two big tower gardens at their homes. This is to encourage our out patients to eat a balanced diet even at home.
Nakekela my Home
Nakekela a place of Love
Nakekela a place of Peace
Nakekela a place of God
My name is Julia Mthimunye and am married with two sons. I stay near Nakekela and I used to rent a room at Nakekela before it become a Community Centre. I started to work part time as a domestic worker in 1998 when I was still at school at the age of 16 years old.
In 2011 the project called CPW was formed and it is where I started to see how committed I am to work for my community. I love Nakekela because I have good memories of Nakekela. At CPW we were working together with other organisations in the community such as Police Stations, Schools, crèches, Clinics, Dumping sites, Churches and NGO’s. We came to Nakekela to help during the kitchen shift of Mrs Masuku. They were so kind to me and that encouraged me to ask Mrs Grobler if I could come the following day to help finish up the ironing. As I volunteered to help she did not allow me to work for free but paid me a small stipend. Nakekela is a place of healing spiritually, physically and emotionally.
Following this Dorcas Mathibela, the General Manager, called me to come and work part time in the kitchen and I would run quickly and go to work at Nakekela (as I stay on the next plot). The Nakekela staff welcomed me with warm hands in 2012 when I was employed to work full time at Nakekela as a housekeeper. When I started to work at Nakekela I did not know anything about HIV/AIDS even though there is some information on radio, television and the newspaper. Since I had a lack of interest but I learned a lot since I started to work at Nakekela. From June 2015 I started doing HIV/AIDS training and presentations with the training team to NPO’s youth groups, police, church members and their pastors and other community members.
In July 2017 I was promoted to be the Kitchen Manager, I could not believe it at first, I was overwhelmed with joy and was crying as I looked back at where I came from. To manage people is not easy but with God is nothing impossible. Thank God for the management team which helps me to be a better leader. Dorcas Mathibela, the General Manager, leads by example and always advises and encourages us to pray and ask Wisdom from God. I am proud to say at Nakekela we have a wonderful mother sister/friend, and hope to grow to be more like her. I learned more about who God is at Nakekela and learned to invite him into everything I do. Psalm 122:6-9 encourages me a lot. Nakekela is a sweet home, a place of peace and helps many people to improve their lives and I am very thankful I am one of them.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they be secure who love you! Peace be within your walls and security within your towers!" For my brothers and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!" For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.
Nakekela Christian Community Centre is inviting applications for the following post:
Full time Enrolled/Staff Nurse
Nakekela will receive applications for this post until Friday 20 April, 2018. Applicants may apply with their CV, any relevant certificates and a copy of their ID, in person to Nakekela Centre or by email. See full address above.
The scope of practice of the Enrolled Nurse shall entail the following acts or procedures, which may be performed by scientifically based physical, chemical, psychological, social, educational and technological means applicable to health care practice:
Purpose: To lighten the burden that has been created by the AIDS-pandemic by providing palliative and where possible curative care to terminal and seriously ill patients in a holistic manner that address the whole person including their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Scope: The facility holds 20 patient and approximately 32 staff members.
If interested and have necessary qualifications please provide this to Nakekela reception or email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org before the 20th of April 2018
Garden and Chicken Farming Training
We are grateful for the donations we received from family and friend.We are so thankful for the vegetables we received from in-patient's family and gifts we received from the Department of Agriculture in Kwaggafontein as an appreciation to our hardwork in the garden. Let's not get tired of doing what is good for at the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up. Galatians 6:9
We thank God for the success of the SALT Home Based Care and Care workers Imbizo bringing Leaders Home Based Carers,Care Workers and change Agents in Health Together Equipping, Encouraging and Connecting. All thanks to God who made all things to work together for our good.
We are very thankful for the First Aid Training we attended as Nakekela Staff members it was provided by National First Aid Academy presented by Mam Rose. We had a wonderful time of learning and practicals. " Then you will understand what is right, just and fair and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will fill you with joy. Proverbs 2: 9-10
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