Mandela day Event At Tshifulanani Denzhe old age day care

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Mandela day Event At Tshifulanani Denzhe old age day care

20 July 2017

Background

Denzhe old age drop in centre is located in Tshifulanani Village, Lwamondo. The centre was started in 2007 till to date. The centre takes care of 95 old people, 62 of them come to the centre every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the remaining they do home visits. Hence, the centre provides them with breakfast, lunch, exercises and extra teaching lessons.

The centre has a one roomed shelter which they use as an office, kitchen and store room. The challenge is that centre does not have electricity, water, proper fencing, shelter. the centre has one sponsor which started funding them last year and they receive funding quarterly. Hence, this has an impact on the provision of food and building a shelter.

Reason for the visit

The UIGC search team was referred to the centre by Lydia form P East Thohoyandou who was a former teacher and a caregiver for orphans and vulnerable children in the community. After the visitation the team felt that it would be proper to pay a visit and spend the day with the old people and engage themselves with the activities that they are involved in.