Monday, May 11, 2009

Graduation - Ancillary Nurses Course at Soweto Hospice

By Eugeny Maraba

We had an exciting start to the week when Old Mutual presented the Training Centre with a well needed donation of R 9000.00. In 2008 Old Mutual partnered us in training Ancillary Nurses (Care Workers) who are from the previously disadvantaged communities of Soweto, Diepkloof and Orange Farm. The majority of candidates live in informal settlements where crime is rife, and basic services such as clean running water and electricity is still found lacking. A great number of the candidates are teenage school drop outs and unemployed. Previously Hospice subsidized this training completely however with the change of our financial climate the Old Mutual assistance now lifts that sole responsibility.


This is just one example of the learning programs that Hospice is funding. More help is desperately needed. Please donate today. 

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