Our project partner

St. Joseph's Care and Support Trust was founded in 1999 in response to the hiv and aids epidemic in South Africa. Since 2005, the organisation is a project partner of KidsRights. The Sizanani project supports children in various aspects of life. The support is centred around psycho-social services, educational support, health care and nutrition.


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KidsRights and the Wild Geese Foundation


KidsRights supports the Sizanani project  in cooperation with our partner Wild Geese. Wild Geese adds a substantial premium to the financial support by KidsRights which enables KidsRights to achieve more, for the vulnerable children in South Africa. 

Care in the own community


In South Africa, many children have lost their parents due to aids. The children often grow up with their grandmother or alone with their siblings. The Sizanani project of St. Joseph's Care and Support Trust provides direct tailored care to 1.300 aids orphans and vulnerable children in eleven communities around Bronkhorst Spruijt. It is a community based care programme, meaning that the children are cared for by family and host families within and by their community.

Period: January 2016 - December 2016
Goal: to provide care to 1300 hiv/aids orphans and other vulnerable children

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This is Nhlanhla. She came to Sizanani from the moment they discovered her mother was very ill. Nowadays Nhlanhla, 15 years old, is involved in many activities like dancing and girl talk, because she enjoys having meaningful conversations that will help her in the future.

 

Zinhle was 8 years old when she first came to Sizanani. She likes traditional dance, drama and drawing. Zinhle is a very hopeful child and she is clever and willing to learn. She works very hard to improve her study and enjoys school, which provides a bright future for her!

 

Nkosi advocated for children with hiv/aids

In 2005, the International Children's Peace Prize was posthumously dedicated to Nkosi Johnson. The statuette ‘Nkosi’ that the winners of the award receive is named after this young changemaker. Nkosi fought during his short life with courage and success for the rights of children with hiv/aids. Nkosi personally made sure that the South African government gave children with hiv/aids the right to go to school.
Speaking at the International aids Conference in Durban had a significant impact on the world, "Care for us and accept us - we are all human beings."
By supporting the projects in South Africa, KidsRights honours Nkosi Johnson’s call for a dignified existence for children with aids and children orphaned by aids. 

The right to health care

Every child has the right to the best possible health and the best possible health care. This includes both physical and psychological care. The government is responsible for ensuring that all children have access to essential services, such as clean drinking water, health care and education.

 

 
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