School was closed from September 23 – 30 for Spring Break, which meant we would have been on break from our internships at Charles Duna and Tshume Primary Schools. NOT; instead we spent the Spring Break at Emmanuel Advice Care Center, which is a non-profit community development project dedicated to the high incidence of HIV/AIDS.
Estolene Esau is the Project Manager, responsible for Finance and cares about the staff and funding.
Thembeka Klaaasen is one of the Founder Members; started as Care Giver and is now the Supervisor.
Sarah Sass is another Founder Member, who has known many of her clients for a long time and has a close relationship with them.
Anita Hutton is another Founder Member; started as a Care Giver, appointed to Team Leader and is now responsible for Administration.
Veronica Mantile, better known as “Mama Arch,” started as a Cook and when they had to stop the kitchen because of funding, she began to work as a Care Giver. She still helps in the kitchen, when there is a need. And boy, did we need her!
Thokozile Buyaphi is also a Care Giver.
Vuyo Oliphant started as a handyman and now works as a Care Giver. He is also a very good keyboard player and often assists with the OVC’s Dancing Group.
Pumeza Ndyenga is the Crèche teacher.
Rosaline Pullen began this year as a Crèche teacher and an administrator.