Kopano Hospice

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Kopano Hospice
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Kopano hospice was established in 2009 by the enthusiastic group of 16 youth volunteers. The project is governed by the non organisation Act of 1997.It targeted the disadvantage of kopela,diretsane and all witpan and our aim is to care and support to HIV/AIDS infected and affected community members. The organisation started making home visit to identified clients and linked the clients with the local clinic which is where they get their monthly treatment. The founders of the project started sharing the information with the community members on how to support the identified clientele. Administering medication,bathing,massaging and exercising, cleaning and washing the disabled and sick patient, started to be weekly activities of the organisation. Then the organisation started to start looking for an operating site and the tribal authority allocated the site for the organisation. Conduct dots toTB patients and trace the defaulter and assist the orphans with home work. The organisation is doing a great working relationship with other department to ensure improved service delivery. The organisation also ensures proper way to referrals with local health facility and other stake holders. Health education was also introduced as part of the organisation activities to assist the department with distribution of information to the community at the facility. The organisation was faced with the challenges of shortage of equipment like building, office equipment, and fence due to the shortage of funds. Door to door visits every day are conducted to monitor our patients are they in a good health and drinking their medication regurlaly.Some volunteers left the organisation for going to work. All the reports and work done are regularly submitted to the health facility and to social development and the organisation conducted religious services twice a week. And also on 2014 social development funded the project until 2015,Telkom foundation funded the project 2014 until 2015 and independent development trust funded the organization from 2014 until march 2017 and the organization have a good garden and support the vulnerable patients every months.

COMMUNITY PROFILE

Kopela village was established in 1945 and is geographically situated -+ 130 km from mahikeng area and 55 km from Delareyville which is the town that the community uses for the economic activities under Tswaing Local Municipality.Kopela village have other site like Diretsane,Thawane,Doorenlagte and Geluk,The area falls under Barolong Boo Ratlou baga Seitshero Tribal Authority of Chief noto Andrew moshoette.The area has a population of +- 11000 resident.The area has social ills such as among others,poverty,high illiteracy rate and unemployment.In planning and executing the objective of the project,the leadership structure were consulted including councillors and Tribal Authority.

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