Closing the year, we approached a disadvantaged community close to our hearts in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town on November 29th in commemoration of World Aids Day. It was important necessary to educate the community on problems they currently face including education around the Ebola crisis that was currently affecting the world. We also acknowledged that the community faces other problems and provided a loaf of bread to each family as we conducted the education campaign.
We therefore decided to construct an educational pamphlet in lay terminology highlighting the Ebola crisis, physical activity and Diabetes as these were most relevant to the community at the time Pamphlets were created using mainly images and layman terms to create sustainable interaction and dialogue with the community members. The campaign consisted of walking door to door and conversing with heads of families. Language was a barrier at times and this has led to the Humanitarians also transcribing our BHP documents into the isiXhosa and Afrikaans language for future intervention programmes in order to reach all communities. There are hopes and aims to return to this community and provide all our services next year. Humanitarians are onwards and upwards!
“It’s good to receive the pamphlets, where we can buy paper and make copies to send out to school children and educate them about these important things”
Humanitarians in action!