Below are some examples of where and how the Bishop Simeon Trust can use your donation:
One food parcel of rice, vegetables, maize, oil, salt, sugar, tea for a needy family – £15 (Tsepho Hope Day Care Centre). Often the Trust comes across families that are unable to feed themselves more than once a day. A food parcel will help people in this situation to keep going.
One Home Based Care kit – £45 (Bambanani Home Based Care).
Home Based Care kits are an invaluable resource for volunteer groups trying to combat HIV/AIDS in their community. Each kit contains essential medications such as painkillers, Vaseline, gloves, bandages and creams.
A standard monthly stipend for an unemployed volunteer providing care for up to 10 families – £45
Most of the people working in Home Based Care groups are volunteers – they give their time free of charge
An educational bursary for a preschool child – £70 /year (Daggakraal Pre-School)
An educational bursary for a secondary school student – £125 /year (St Enda’s Sec School)
Many orphans and vulnerable children affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic are unable to continue their schooling without financial support.
To feed 40 children infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS for 1 month – £150 (Daggakraal Pre-School)
Pre-school is often the only place that young children affected by HIV/AIDS are able to get a decent meal.
To run a two day training workshop for one of our community groups – £218 (Chibote Development Services)
Training helps to develop the capacity of local groups, so that they are able to share expertise, make even more of an impact in their communities, and become sustainable in the long-term.
One performance of the Themba anti-HIV/AIDS theatre group, reaching and potentially saving the lives of 120 children – £350 (Themba Interactive Theatre)
Interactive Theatre is a powerful way of getting the HIV/AIDS prevention message across to young people. The performers act out a number of scenarios that show how the choices we make can affect our health.
One ready-made structure to house a Home-Based Care project – £3,000
Many of the projects supported by the Trust are run on an informal basis from peoples’ homes, or from dilapidated and dangerous buildings. A proper structure to house a project makes a huge difference, allowing the project to become properly established.