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					    FAMILIES
    Challenges In A Changing World




FAMSA
Western Cape
               We Build Relationships Annual Report
                                          2008 - 2009
Offices
  OBSERVATORY HEAD OFFICE
  9 Bowden Road, Observatory, 7925

  Tel: (021) 447 7951 / 082 231 0373
  Fax: (021) 447 0174
  Appt: (021) 447 0170 / 082 231 4470
  E-mail: famsa@famsawc.org.za
  Web-site: www.famsawc.org.za

  TYGERBERG OFFICE
  15 Fairway, Vredelust, Bellville, 7530

  Tel: (021) 946 4744
  Fax: (021) 946 4793
  E-mail: tygerberg@famsawc.org.za

  FACTRETON
  Room 5, SHAWCO Building
  155, 12th Avenue, Kensington

  Tel & Fax: (021) 593 8074

  KHAYELITSHA OFFICE
  49 Ntsikizi Street, Ilitha Park
   Khayelitsha, 7784

  Tel: (021) 361 9098
  Fax: (021) 364 0231
  E-mail: khayelitsha@famsawc.org.za

  MITCHELL'S PLAIN OFFICE
  14 Lupin Street, Lentegeur, 7785

  Tel & Fax: (021) 372 0022

  DUNOON
  For Appointments Contact

  Tel & Fax: (021) 556 1945

  ELSIES RIVER
  For Appointments Contact

  Tel: (021) 946 4744
Table of Contents
  Chairman’s Report                                1


  Director’s Report                                2-3


  Professional Counselling                         4


  Trauma Support and Employee Wellness Programme   5


  Family Foundation: Lay Counselling               6-8


  HIV and AIDS                                     9-11


  Domestic Violence                                12-13


  Khayelitsha “Kiddies Programme”                  14


  Sisonke Beading and Sewing Co-operative          15-16


  Press Interviews and Articles                    17


  Training                                         18


  Donors                                           19


  Staff                                            20
    Chairman’s Report
    It gives me great pleasure to be presenting this annual report    “traditional” family structure, but come in ever-changing
    for the second time. This past year has seen considerable         dynamic variety. At the heart of these changes is the
    changes on a National level within the FAMSA movement. In         principle that healthy relationships are the building blocks of
    June this year, a strategic planning session was held with        a functional family, community and society at large.
    representatives of all 27 Societies, where it was decided to
    revisit FAMSA's vision and mission and update it to reflect       In accordance with these decisions made at national level,
    the changing needs and nature our society, as well as             FAMSA Western Cape plans to adopt this new vision and
    embracing our core values of openness, tolerance and              mission. Through strategic review and planning at our local
    respect for all - this encompasses FAMSA's principles of non      organisational level, we plan to ensure that all of our work
    discrimination regarding race, sexual preferences, culture or     efforts are focussed towards achieving this new vision and
    religious denomination. In line with this, our current mission,   ultimately build sustainable functional relationships in our
    “To empower people to reconstruct, build and maintain sound       surrounding community. I would like to thank our Director,
    relationships in the family, marriage and communities”, will      Noelene Blekkenhorst, for all her efforts at both National and
    be replaced with “To support individuals, families,               local level, in promoting this positive transformation of our
    organisations, communities and society, to build, restore and     movement. I would also like to say thank you to the
    sustain functional relationships”. In order to attain this, our   members of FAMSA's Executive Committee for their input
    vision will change from “To actively participate in the           and commitment over the past year.
    protection and preservation of family life” to “The national
    leader in services that enhance relationships”, recognising       Greshen Chetty
    the quality of the service we offer as well as the fact that      Chairman
    relationships are not only formed within a marriage or




                                                                       The National
                                                                    Leader In Services

                                  Vision                        That Enhance Relationships




                      To Support Individuals, Families,                                       Missi
                       Organisations, Communities and
                                                                                                             on
                       Society To Build, Restore and
                      Sustain Functional Relationships

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                                                                        Director’s Report
FAMSA's outgoing vision is to actively participate in the           other forms of abuse on women and children, high illiteracy
protection and preservation of family life. The reason for this     rates and escalating divorce rates. There can also be long-
is that the family is the main role player for the nurturing of     term effects from living in a detached or dysfunctional family
healthy and sound ethics and behavioural and social values.         as the cycle is often repeated through generations. Children
It is known worldwide that families are the main socializing        often grow up believing this dysfunctional unit is normal and
agent for its members. It is within the family that morals and      they may gravitate toward people and situations that mimic
values are portrayed. Secure families provide a favourable          the dysfunction they were accustomed to. A healthy
environment where family members can develop to their full          relationship won't be easily recognised because it is foreign
potential, develop positive identities and form a set of values     to someone who hasn't lived within a close and loving family.
that serve as a frame of reference throughout later life.           Often problems such as for example drug and alcohol abuse
                                                                    or domestic violence are repeated. FAMSA, through its
It is not easy to define the family. We need to recognize the       many programmes, strives to help families achieve healthy
diversity of families. FAMSA recognises that there are many         functioning.
types of families, that families may be extended or multi-
generational families, nuclear families consisting of one or        Over the past year, FAMSA has continued to offer services in
more parents and children, also single families with children,      the Cape Metropole, Khayelitsha, Dunoon, Factreton, Elsies
recombined families with stepparents and stepchildren, gay          River, Mitchell's Plain and surrounds. A new initiative to
families, adoptive families, child headed families and              keep vulnerable children off the streets has taken off in
cohabiting couples.                                                 Khayelitsha with the implementation of FAMSA's “Kiddies”
                                                                    Holiday/After-care Programme at our Khayelitsha Family
                                                                    Counselling Centre. The programme was piloted during the
                                                                    June school holidays and was a great success, followed-on
                         Challenges
                                                                    closely by the extension of this programme to include an
                       Facing Families                              after-care facility. The need for this service is confirmed by
                                                                    the large number of children attending.

                                                                    FAMSA's fabulous Family Foundation lay counselling
                                                                    volunteers, continued with their exceptional and selfless
                                                                    work in the communities of Dunoon, Factreton, Elsies River,
Families worldwide, including South Africa, are faced with          Khayelitsha and Mitchell's Plain. The volunteers offer free
many challenges which impact negatively on the family               counselling and referral to members of their community, with
members and the community at large. In today's economic             many of them working in schools in the area. A number of
climate, many families are facing the challenge of                  the counsellors also offer life skills courses in their
unemployment. At FAMSA we are seeing the impact on a                respective schools. With counsellors' assistance, FAMSA
first-hand basis as for the first time our organisation has         has been able to hold a number of successful events in
been contracted by companies to do retrenchment                     2008/09, including our flagship Mini Men's March, in which
counselling for their staff. This is a sad indication of global     youth march in protest against domestic violence. The
trends, but one in which the family can play an enormous            Factreton group of Family Foundation volunteers organised
role in terms of support and pulling together to survive.           a Human Chain event together with youth from schools in
Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Challenges              the area, also in protest against violence in the home and
facing families such as these, amongst others, can make it          community. FAMSA is so grateful for our wonderful
difficult for them to fulfil their roles and lead to a variety of   volunteers and on behalf of the FAMSA Family I would like to
internal problems such as domestic violence, poverty,               express our heartfelt thanks for their incredible work.
alcohol and substance abuse, marital conflict, sexual and


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    Director’s Report                                             - continued


    FAMSA's HIV and AIDS counsellors also deserve special                 like to thank the facilitators of the “Men Stopping Violence
    thanks for their dedication to help people infected and               Group” for their commitment and belief in this project, the
    affected by HIV and AIDS through their VCT/MTCT/                      aim of which is to ultimately rehabilitate domestic violence
    adherence counselling efforts. FAMSA's counsellors are                perpetrators and therefore ensure the safety of their intimate
    doing an outstanding job, with three of our facilities receiving      partners and family. FAMSA reached youth in Dunoon,
    awards for maintaining clients on ARV's for six months. HIV           Nyanga, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu with the presentation of
    and AIDS counsellors also assist with the implementation of           our Male/ Female identity workshops. These culminated in
    FAMSA's Poverty Alleviation programme, implemented in                 FAMSA's Mini Men's Marches (against domestic violence),
    partnership with the Department of Social Development.                our organisation's contribution to the “16 days of activism”.
    Counsellors identify and assess HIV-affected clients who are
    destitute and can benefit from receipt of a food parcel.              The work carried out by FAMSA could not have been
    Recipients of food parcels benefit from follow-up visits by           achieved without the loyalty and enthusiasm of FAMSA staff
    FAMSA's Home Community Based Carers (HCBC), who                       and volunteers. I would therefore like to thank them for their
    offer counselling, as well as practical support such as               service and commitment. Thank you too, to our Executive
    assistance with Grant applications. This ensures that clients         Committee for their dedication to this organisation. To the
    are receiving a comprehensive service from FAMSA.                     communities in which we work, thank you for your
                                                                          acceptance and valuable feedback regarding our service.
    Domestic violence continues to feature in a large part our            Finally, I would like to give special thanks to FAMSA's donors
    work, reflecting the extent of this problem in our society. At        who have supported us over the years and are committed to
    FAMSA we focus on both, prevention of domestic violence               making a difference in the lives of people in need.
    through our youth programmes, as well as intervention once
    this problem has manifested, through our programme for
    male perpetrators of domestic violence and through                    Noelene Blekkenhorst
    counselling support for survivors and perpetrators. I would           Director




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                                                                  Professional Counselling
At a time when many people are feeling the impact of the global                             One can feel quite cut off in private practice and working at FAMSA
economic recession on both their financial and family life, FAMSA                          provides a connection with other professionals as well as receiving
continues to offer an affordable and high quality counselling service to                   free monthly in-service trainings from experts in the field. The NGO
the public. A welcoming space is provided for stressed out clients, as                     sector also provides an opportunity to do ongoing community
FAMSA's waiting area and the availability of a walk-in facility provide                    service and making the service accessible to those who can't afford
containment. The fact that most of the clients are referred by word of                     private practitioners. Although there are many similarities, the NGO
mouth is an indication of client satisfaction. In addition, other                          sector provides a rich diverse client group that would otherwise not
professional practitioners and NGOs also refer to FAMSA as a                               be seen in private practice. An added benefit for those working at
specialised service for families and couples.                                              FAMSA is that all counsellors receive compulsory clinical
                                                                                           supervision, which allows for a debriefing space and also ensuring
FAMSA's professional counsellors include a number of social workers                        an effective and efficient service adhering to ethical standards.
who are employed by FAMSA, but are predominantly experienced social
workers and psychologists in private practice, who work one or two                         DALEEN VAN STADEN
mornings or afternoons a week for the NGO. FAMSA is one of the                             Clinical Manager
most popular and well organised NGO's for sessional workers.




         Testimonies


“Dearest (counsellor)

A heart-felt thanks for your hard work,
understanding, insight and guidance.
Your interactive method of therapy has been
invaluable and you have helped me cope
during this difficult time…

Yours faithfully…”
(Client: anonymous to protect confidentiality)

From FAMSA's feedback forms:

How do you experience our service generally?
“Very Good. Helped me a lot.”
“Good service. Understanding and lovable.”
“I never knew “old” people were such good listeners.”
“Service is excellent that's why I will recommend friends to
FAMSA.”
“Extremely helpful and made a huge difference to my life.”
“Helpful, especially regarding family problem and avoiding              * Includes professional, volunteer and HIV/AIDS counselling
violence.”
                                                                                                   Primary Family & Relationship Breakdown Problems
My Experiences of Counselling at FAMSA
                                                                                                   *Overall:                             Dunoon:
“I've been a counsellor at FAMSA since 1988 - First, for many years a volunteer,                   Communication / Conflict              Communication / Conflict
and later, as a full-time permanent counsellor.                                                    Family conflict                       Marital Infidelity

It's very fulfilling and rewarding work - especially when clients (individual/ couple/             Observatory:                          Mitchell’s Plain:
family) present with problems that seem totally destructive and then, after a few                  Communication / Conflict              Emotional difficulties
counselling sessions, the positive result of a goal well achieved. Clients' feedback               Emotional difficulties                Communication / Conflict
includes:
                                                                                                   Belville:                             Elsies River
“We as a couple are on one page again “.                                                           Communication / Conflict              Communication / Conflict
                                                                                                   Marital infidelity                    Family conflict
“I feel good in my own skin again and am able to understand my partner so much
better.”                                                                                           Khayelitsha:                          HIV and AIDS
“We share a oneness, in our own uniqueness, as a couple”                                           Communication / Conflict              Communication / Conflict
                                                                                                   Marital infidelity                    Family conflict
…and there are many more positive comments from clients to share.
                                                                                                   Factreton:                            Home Community Based Carers
The fact that I, as a FAMSA counsellor have the opportunity to add value to most                   Family conflict                       Family conflict
clients' life, is the greatest reward that I have gained in my life. It's a long-lasting           Communication / Conflict              Communication / Conflict
internal happiness that will stay with me for life. As Oscar Wilde said, “Ordinary                 * Includes professional, volunteer and HIV/AIDS counselling
riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things
that cannot be taken away from you”.                    - Cathreen Mundey                                                                                           4
    Trauma Support and EWP (Employee Wellness Programme)
    “Counselling is not merely a skillful use of techniques to            experience and when we work with trauma victims, we accept the
    interrogate problem situations, but a deep human encounter in         fact that they will never forget the horror of what has happened to
    which a person is willing to put their own light and darkness at      them, but we try helping them to remember it differently, to see it
    the disposal of others to find a way through their confusion……”       as a turning point in their lives and to gain and grow from the
    Henri Nouwen The Wounded Healer.                                      experience.


    Although the field of trauma counselling as an entity is relatively   This year FAMSA has also co-operated with Trauma Centre and
    recent, research into the impact of traumatic events on people's      the City of Cape Town Disaster Risk Management in the
    lives as well as the complex psychological consequences on            Xenophobia crisis by providing supportive counselling to
    human behaviour has developed considerably since the late             displaced persons in refugee camps. As professional volunteer
    1980's. Unfortunately, as violence has escalated in South             counsellors, we were assigned to Blue Waters camp, where we
    Africa, traumatic events have become more and more a                  concentrated on women and children, but also offered anger
    threatening reality and we find ourselves increasingly vulnerable     management counselling for unemployed men. We often felt
    to the possibility of incidences of armed robberies, car hijackings   helpless and frustrated by the sense of anxiety, hopelessness and
    and serious accidents. On a more ongoing level we also have to        insecurity of those people who had lost everything and had to
    cope with traumas like the sudden death of a loved one, losing        cope with extreme living conditions, lack of medical access,
    our jobs and income (due to organisational restructure of             insufficient nutrition for children and infants and lack of access to
    companies) or when someone close to us is diagnosed with a            education and employment. But at the same time we were also
    terminal illness.                                                     encouraged and refreshed by the resilience, courage and tenacity
                                                                          of these people to survive and rebuild their lives.
    Here at FAMSA, we have had a growing awareness of the
    benefits of trauma debriefing, trauma defusing or trauma              FAMSA's Employee Wellness Programme (including trauma
    counselling to help victims to understand and cope with the           support) is developed to increase worker wellness and assist in
    symptoms of an acute stress reaction. We recognise the fact           greater company productivity. We provide a confidential platform
    that trauma victims will move through different stages during         for employees where they can deal with life's many stresses such
    their recovery process, and that they have different needs in         as difficulties relating to families and parenting, marital problems,
    every stage. We respect and acknowledge that every person             stress and financial issues. By addressing these difficulties, we
    has his own individual path to recovery, and we try to create a       hope to enhance the quality of life of employees and
    safe and controlled space where we can assist and support             simultaneously uphold our mission of reconstructing, building and
    them through this difficult journey.                                  maintaining healthy families in our communities.


    During the course of the past year, we have counselled and            Debbie Aspelling
    assisted a great number of victims of traumatic events. FAMSA         Trauma & EWP Co-ordinator
    has contracts and Service Agreements with seven different
    companies to provide trauma support and EWP counselling for
    their employees. Trauma counselling often intrudes on a well-
    planned diary, because it means that we have to leave
    everything that we were busy doing and travel long distances to
    do a defusing on-site within hours of the impact of an event, or
    going into potential danger areas to do first line support and
    containment of affected staff members.

    A traumatic event is always sudden and unexpected and beyond
    our control. It challenges our sense of fairness and safety and
    the belief that our daily lives are fairly predictable and under
    control. FAMSA believes that by reaching out to people in
    trauma, we can help them to re-gain control of their lives and
    grow into stronger human beings. Life is a bitter-sweet
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                   Family Foundation: Lay Counselling
Writing about the Family Foundation, the volunteer programme          Family Foundation: Khayelitsha
I've been managing since December 2008, is no easy task - in a
good way! I am saying this because I get surprises daily about        We have 15 active volunteers that are serving different
new happenings, plans or bright ideas to get involved in!             communities of Khayelitsha in various venues. These
                                                                      volunteers assist with activities that are organised by FAMSA
Already as a student I enjoyed the input on community work. I         and they are doing their best to make it a success. For
could never understand why everyone was always scared or              example, Family Foundation members assisted with the “Mini
nervous about working in the communities. Not being an office         Men's March” against domestic violence, by grade seven
person, walking the streets and seeing where people live, has         learners from different schools in Khayelitsha.
always interested me. I think one can feel the pulse of a
community to walk, and talk and experience everything                 In supervision we have time for case discussion where we share
community members have to live and die for.                           cases we came across in the last month, the intervention and
                                                                      outcome. We mainly deal with cases of behavioural problems of
My very first introduction to FAMSA's Family Foundation, was          children within the schools and at home, alcohol abuse, abortion
when I worked at The Western Cape AIDS Training, Information          related cases, conflict and communication difficulties within
and Counselling Centre (ATICC) and trained FAMSA staff in             relationships and marriages. Each volunteer has a referral list
Khayelitsha and later, also trained a group volunteers at the         of nearby resources and they refer their clients appropriately.
Groote Kerk Building, FAMSA's former office. This was an              We adopted an “open door policy” for volunteers in need of
interesting experience, as I ended up being locked in the             assistance at any time.
building on a Saturday afternoon! Since then I have associated
Family Foundation with colour, passion and love for their             During the coming year, we are planning to reach out to
communities! The volunteers have always contributed to the            communities within Khayelitsha with fewer resources and to
programme at our yearly Annual General Meeting, and it's only         raise awareness regarding FAMSA's facilities. The aim is to
an honour and privilege to be managing them.                          enable people to access help sooner.


I was introduced to the various groups of volunteers shortly          Gcobisa Ngalo
before I started. I also have lots to say about trying to find all    Social Worker & Family Foundation Supervisor:
the various offices, often getting lost first, but the warm welcome   Khayelitsha
and the way in which the volunteers and co-ordinators
embraced me as the new manager, made me proud to be
associated with this project!

The co-ordinators meet with me regularly and monthly
supervision of the Family Foundation groups is something each
member really looks forward to. This is the time to socialise and
share our “good” and success stories and our “not so good” and
sad interventions. This is also the meeting where volunteers get
the necessary input on case management for often very difficult
cases.

Esda van der Watt
Family Foundation Manager




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    Family Foundation: Lay Counselling - Continued
    Family Foundation: Mitchell's Plain                                   Family Foundation: Factreton
                                                                          Coordinator: Mercia Marsh
    At our Michell's Plain office we are more recognised than in          Social Worker: Liezel Apollis
    previous years, as people are proud of “FAMSA” counsellors and
    the service they render within the Mitchell's Plain area.
                                                                                                      Testimony:
    We received many “thank you” phone calls from Lentegeur                                        Family Foundation
    Hospital, schools and the Court. We also have two doctors who                                     volunteer
    refer clients continuously and are grateful for our services. South
    African Police Services and the court refer clients to FAMSA when
    dealing with domestic violence and applications for interdicts for
    marriage counselling. Our volunteers work in various schools and      The Family Foundation Facreton has 20 volunteers, actively
    have wonderful results with family interventions.                     counselling in the Facreton area. We are currently working in
                                                                          four schools and the problems counsellors deal with vary from
    I personally thank FAMSA for the most interesting in-service          school to school. Many learners in this area arrive at school
    training workshops, allowing me to manage the volunteers and my       without uniforms, or only a partial or a very dirty uniform,
    own life - to become the “strong woman” role model for my family      reflecting that there are problems at home. Issues identified by
    and community.                                                        our counsellors include: drug use and abuse; poor living
                                                                          conditions; unemployment; financial constraints on family
    Our vision is to start a support group for abused woman, as many      members; domestic violence; broken relationships and trust
    volunteers identified this as an immediate need within the area.      issues between parents and children. Learners often express
                                                                          their unhappiness with living conditions, unstable relationships,
    Sylvia Hulbert                                                        unpredictable behaviour and addictions of parents and the need
    Family Foundation Co-ordinator: Mitchell's Plain                      to have a safe place to go and a counsellor to talk to. Privacy is
                                                                          lacking for kids, many of whom are still sharing the same bed with
                                                                          their parents. Kids are exposed to sex between members of the
                                                                          family, resulting in numerous behavioural problems at school and
                                                                          within the community. Backyard dwellers are really
                                                                          overshadowing our area and becoming a negative influence.

                                                                          Drug problems are referred to South African National Council for
                                                                          Alcohol and Drug Abuse or Community Outreach. We also work
                                                                          closely with South African Police Service’s trauma room or victim
                                                                          support room under the auspices of Community Police Forum. A
                                                                          new resource, the Kensington Treatment Centre will officially
                                                                          open in June 2009. We refer most cases to the Department of
                                                                          Social Development when it comes to finances or where the need
                                                                          arises, to a soup kitchen operating in the area. If the schools'
                                                                          soup kitchens are not in operation, we refer to local churches or
                                                                          the mosque.

                                                                          Our plan and vision is to continue with the work at schools,
                                                                          specifically concentrating on raising awareness and educating
                                                                          youth with regard to drugs.

                                                                          Written by Harry Guta
                                                                          Family Foundation Volunteer


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Family Foundation: Dunoon

The Dunoon office opened in January 2008, although the project                              Testimony:
started in August 2007. Due to lack of facilities in the townships                       Family Foundation
we struggled to find office space. Fortunately we reached an                                volunteer
agreement with Dunoon Primary School to use one of their
prefab buildings. This is when we started seeing clients.

The community of Dunoon and Joe Slovo, Doornbach (site 5)
are areas badly affected by a high rate of crime, HIV/AIDS,
                                                                     “I Cecelia Daniels a volunteer of the Elsies Rivier Family
unemployment and people living below the poverty line.
                                                                     Foundation group, wish to express my deepest gratitude to
                                                                     FAMSA for the training I received as a Lay Counsellor. I have
In recent months we have referred many young people with drug
                                                                     always been a people's person and my heart was always
addiction to Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse
                                                                     amongst the community. Because of full time employment, I
and Neglect (RAPCAN). There is a need for a rehabilitation
                                                                     could never commit to this type of work. However, as a result of
centre in the area as the drug problem is increasing everyday.
                                                                     my being retrenched in June 2008, I could attend the Family
We see at least four drug-related clients per week at this office
                                                                     Foundation lay counselling course. The training empowered me
alone. Other problems we face are teenage pregnancies,
                                                                     to such a degree that I am more visible and of use to my
attempted suicides and teenage gangsterism. This is also the
                                                                     immediate community (Bonteheuwel). To tell you the truth,
area where xenophobia started last year, which was very
                                                                     some people think I am a professional counsellor. The course
disruptive to the community.
                                                                     was presented in such a professional way. The presenters from
                                                                     FAMSA were very knowledgeable - and then again it was so
During the year, we ran Male/ Female identity workshops in
                                                                     basic that anyone could understand it. After I did the course I
Dunoon Primary and Sophakama Primary and had very good
                                                                     thought to myself that I am probably going to wait a long time to
feedback.
                                                                     get an assignment. But to my amazement, four weeks later I
For the coming year, we plan to continue with youth work adding      was asked to relieve at the Tygerberg Office at reception - and
a youth camp to the yearly planning. We are also currently           behold, I am now a regular.
looking for a counselling space/office in the nearby community of
                                                                     I couldn't work with better colleagues as the respect within the
Joe Slovo.
                                                                     family speaks for itself. “Soos hul sê in Afrikaans, dit spreek
                                                                     boekdele”.
Thembekile Gqwaka
Family Foundation Co-ordinator: Dunoon
                                                                     Cecelia Daniels
                                                                     Family Foundation Volunteer




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    HIV and AIDS
    FAMSA's HIV and AIDS project is comprised of three programmes,               of Health (DOH) to contribute to the above mentioned NSP and
    including: Voluntary Counselling and Testing / Mother To Child               other National Health policies, by offering effective Voluntary
    Transmission / Adherence counselling and support; FAMSA's                    Counselling and Testing (VCT), Prevention of Mother to Child
    partnership with Soul City; and Poverty Alleviation for destitute HIV-       Transmission (PMTCT) counselling, and Adherence counselling
    affected people.                                                             and support services at 10 health facilities/clinics in the Western
                                                                                 Cape.
    VCT/ MTCT/ Adherence Counselling
                                                                                  They engage in Pre and Post test counselling and thereafter
    The two main goals of the National Strategic Plan (NSP) on HIV &             counsel clients about adhering to treatment, provide couple/ or
    AIDS and STIs, 2007 2011 (NSP) are to reduce the incidence of                partner and family support where necessary and also advocate
    new HIV infections in South Africa by half by 2011, and to ensure            living a healthy nutritional lifestyle. They support those who are
    that at least 80 percent of those who are already HIV-positive have          taking anti-retroviral therapies (ART) on an ongoing basis, and
    access to treatment. Central to both these goals is the knowledge            they encourage expectant mothers to test, and also educate
    of HIV status. As a result, key strategies in the Plan are to increase       mothers about treatment, to prevent HIV transmission to their
    access to and uptake of voluntary counselling and testing.                   babies. They also engage in educational talks at facilities, run
                                                                                 support groups and are involved in community outreach
    With regard to ARV's, South Africa has the world's largest                   programmes, particularly on World Aids Day.
    antiretroviral (ART) programme, with over 700 00 patients on
    treatment at the beginning of 2009.                                          Our Counsellors work from Cape Town Station, Spencer Road
                                                                                 Clinic, Chapel Street Clinic, Robbie Nurrock, Woodstock CHC,
    Our country also ranks fourth of the 22 high TB burden countries,            Queen Victoria Clinic, Factreton Clinic & Kensington Day Hospital,
    after China, India and Indonesia. It is the fourth country in terms of       Groote Schuur Hospital, Langa Clinic and Brooklyn Chest TB
    the absolute number of cases of TB in the world, and has the                 Hospital. Over the past year, the counsellors have settled into
    second highest incidence rate of TB in the world after Swaziland.            working in the Western Sub-District. The counsellors who
                                                                                 transferred from Lifeline to FAMSA at that time, have now also
    HIV now also contributes to nearly 50% of mortality for children             successfully integrated into the structure of FAMSA.
    less than 5 years of age in South Africa, and the country will not
    reach its Millennium Development Goal unless the PMTCT                       Most Counsellors have completed their ATICC training and some
    programme is rapidly improved. Despite this knowledge and the                have completed the Paediatric ARV counselling course. This
    availability of effective medication to prevent peri-natal HIV               obviously changes if there is counsellor turnover and the
    transmission, over 60 000 newborn infants are unnecessarily                  organisation employs new counselling staff. The challenge is then
    infected with HIV in South Africa each year. The prevention                  to still have everyone effectively trained by ATICC and other
    regimens within the national programme have been improved, but               service-providers- so that Counsellors remain up-skilled and on
    these new regimes will have little effect unless the overall delivery        par with job requirements! They also attended couple counselling
    systems for the PMTCT programme are improved. Coverage                       training, support group training and breastfeeding and safe-infant
    remains poor, with the exception of the Western Cape at present.             feeding training. The year ahead sees more training in ARV-
                                                                                 follow-up and more support group training. Refresher courses are
    With that being said, in our HIV and AIDS Project, FAMSA has 29              also required for Counsellors who have been counselling for
    HIV Lay Counsellors who are funded by the provincial Department              plus/minus eight years.




                                                             MTCT/VCT/Adherence Counselling
                                                               Number of people reached 21 648

                              (Includes TB, Breastfeeding,
                              Family Planning, Rape, PCR,
                              Defaulters)




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FAMSA's HIV and AIDS counsellors have been recognised by the              they are currently making on a daily basis, its overall aim being
DOH for their achievements in their work. Specifically, three of          that of effective treatment outcomes for all. That's what we all
our facilities - Robbie Nurrock; Langa and Woodstock - all                want - testing as many people as possible so that those requiring
received awards for maintaining clients on ARV's for 6 month              ARV's are initiating treatment sooner rather than later and
periods at a time. Woodstock achieved 90% of ART client                   adhering to treatment. In so doing, contributing towards the
adherence, and also managed to achieve 95% of clients                     longevity of individuals, couples, families and ultimately
suppressing their viral load by taking their ARV's regularly. Well        communities, as that is what FAMSA is all about - the
done!! The efforts of all these Counsellors must be acknowledged-         preservation of FAMILY!
as it is they who counsel and motivate communities.
                                                                          Partnership with Soul City
Our goal, however, always remains unchanged, that we must
increase our testing and support to those who are diagnosed on an         FAMSA also continued its longstanding partnership with Soul
ongoing basis.                                                            City, now into its eighth year of HIV and AIDS training. We
                                                                          completed five trainings, reaching 108 participants of which 91
Our Counsellors receive regular supervision, mentoring and                were females and 17 were males. The training has now evolved
support. We acknowledge and say thank you to Aids Response                into a six-day training focusing on the 'one-love campaign',
who assist us via their 'Care for the Carer' programme, which             multiple concurrent partners (MCP's), and community/ or social
provides the Counsellors with an opportunity to debrief, de-stress        mobilization. We will be continuing this training for the period
and to maintain a sense of healthy 'wholeness', in dealing with           2009-2010. We have trained various communities ranging from
these difficult issues.                                                   Khayelitsha, to Stellenbosch to Mitchells Plain. Our challenge still
                                                                          remains to get more males on board for training, and to have
During this year, our Co-ordinators have also received a computer         them translate this knowledge into their communities by being
and are busy improving their skills in typing, administrative duties      positive role-models to others.
and additional requirements. It's wonderful that they are now able
to freely communicate with the Department of Health and other             Poverty Alleviation
relevant stakeholders! Thank you to management at FAMSA.
                                                                          FAMSA received funding from the Department of Social
From January 2009 to date our Langa Clinic Counsellors have also          Development to distribute 80 food parcels per month as well as
been involved in a special pilot study in assessing to what extent        to employ 5 lay counselling volunteers and a co-ordinator as
clients adhere to ARV's when there are other variables such as            HCBC (Home Community Based Carers) to provide community
drugs and alcohol use/ abuse and / or mental health issues. The           based support for HIV-affected people who receive food parcels
pilot has been put into place by a Dr. Kevin Stoloff, a psychiatrist at   and who are in need of further assistance.
the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at UCT who is
also project-managing this donor-funded Mental Health Screening           Laetitia Daniels was appointed as co-ordinator for this project in
Initiative. Its aim is to develop a clinical service at primary health    December 2009. She has extensive experience with community
care level that would screen people prior to commencing HAART             work, and is still an active volunteer for the trauma unit at
(Highly Active Anti-Retroviral treatment) on chronic treatment and        Maitland SAPS. The five appointed HCBC's are all trained
treatment failures. It's great that our Langa Counsellors can take        Family Foundation lay counsellors, their volunteering background
part in shaping effective services for the future by the contributions    making them suitable for family support interventions. The




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     HIV and AIDS                                     - Continued


     HCBC work forms part of the poverty alleviation food parcel
     distribution project. The HCBCs work in conjunction with
     FAMSA's HIV/AIDS lay counsellors operating at Factreton,
                                                                                                      In Conclusion...
     Kensington and Woodstock clinics, offering support, counselling
     and care for HIV positive recipients of food parcels. They also
     play a monitoring role in the project, ensuring that parcels are
     only given to appropriately-screened recipients.
                                                                                The HIV Project has various funders and stakeholders who make
     Once a client is identified as a potential food parcel recipient by        all our programmes possible - we say thank you to them all. It is
     the HIV counsellor, the application for a food parcel is submitted         a privilege to do this work and to serve families and communities.
     to FAMSA's co-ordinator. The Co-ordinator allocates cases to the           We must continue to educate, create awareness and empower
     home-based carers, who visit the clients in their homes and offer          communities. We must reduce the incidence of HIV and AIDS.
     support, encouragement and reassurance, as well as assisting               We must ensure that those who have the right to treatment
     with other expressed needs of the client, such as grant                    receive it. We must reduce the incidence of orphaned and
     applications. Once the three month period is up, they then carry           vulnerable children. We must provide vulnerable
     out follow-up visits to the clients to find out how things are going       families/communities with food security. We must ensure that
     and refer those that are still in critical need. HCBCs are trained to      babies are born HIV negative in order to preserve the next
     refer to appropriate institutions such as FAMSA, various hospices,         generation. We must ensure that stigma decreases. We must
     hospitals or other organisations. Due to the nature of HIV and             build and nurture relationships in couples and in families. We
     AIDS, poverty is the predominant theme in the HCBC s work.                 must reduce gender-based violence. We must maintain a human
                                                                                rights approach by ensuring that people living with AIDS (PLWA)
     Since the inception of the HCBC portion of the poverty alleviation         enjoy the same rights as others in the workplace and in society
     project, the carers have found that over time the demand for their         and ensure they are not unfairly discriminated against. We must
     services has grown as people in these specific communities have            continually monitor and evaluate our services. We must support
     come to know about and also to trust them. This is reflected in            research in the field. Our services must always be in line with
     their statistics. In addition, they have found that as they have           global strategies. All these are non- negotiable...
     become better known in the area, people have approached them
     directly for assistance for a variety of needs. This underscores           It must also be said, that the success of this Project cannot be
     the great need for supportive services in this area. An                    attributed to any one particular individual. The HIV family is a
     unexpected issue that the HCBCs have come across in their work             team and part of the greater FAMSA family and that we all
     is that they have had cases where clients are not comfortable              contribute to making the world a better place. Thanks to one and
     talking to the carers in their home environment for confidentiality        all!
     reasons and would prefer to talk to a HCBC in a private venue.
     FAMSA's HIV and AIDS project manager is currently investigating            Didi Engelbrecht
     whether office space would be available in the Kensington area             HIV & AIDS Manager
     that could accommodate the HCBC s and clients who would
     prefer more privacy.



     How Communities are Benefitting
                                                                                   Lay Counselling Services
                                                                                     Number of people seen 19 213
                                                                                      Number of interviews 47 227
       Community Outreach & Health Education
                                                                                       Number of cases 16 497
           22 011 people were reached through 903
                            sessions
              This includes: Condom Distribution,
                                                                                                                    Support Groups
             Open Days and Information Sessions                             Food Parcels
                                                                                                             4 314 people were reached through
                                                                       2 520 people benefitted from                    366 sessions
                                                                          receiving food parcels

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                                                                            Domestic Violence
FAMSA's Domestic Violence project encompasses our Men Stopping           increase in Court-referred clients with new Magistrates approaching
Violence Programme for perpetrators of domestic violence, as well        FAMSA for alternate sentences for the first time.
as our youth programme which comprises Male/ Female Identity
Workshops and our annual Mini Men's March.                               Sean also concentrated on marketing the group to FAMSA's own
                                                                         counsellors, fine-tuning the assessment protocol used by our
Men Stopping Violence Programme                                          counsellors during intake to the group. The high numbers resulted in
                                                                         a decision to try to implement a second group in the Bellville area.
The Men Stopping Violence programme is a flag-ship programme at          Thanks to further funding support received from the Department of
FAMSA. The programme aims at rehabilitating perpetrators of              Social Development, this group is set to commence in June 2009.
domestic violence. The fundamental aim of the group is to improve
the safety of survivors of domestic violence by the implementation of    During the year, the group was independently evaluated by Dr
specialised interventionist programmes for perpetrators of domestic      Patrick Smith from Hugenote College. He made the following
violence as well as counselling and support measures for survivors.      recommendations that FAMSA will incorporate into the group: To
The group involves confrontation of the perpetrator with regard to the   adopt a more psycho-educational approach, which entails FAMSA
abuse, challenging cognitive distortions that support abusive            making more use of video material, small group exercises, guest
behaviour and patterns, as well as challenging myths and                 presentations and role-plays in order to provide the men with a
stereotypes, while also providing empathy and support in terms of        tangible sense of learning and development; To increase the
addressing early trauma.                                                 programme by eight weeks thereby making the total number of
                                                                         sessions 24; Where applicable form a group for experienced
The past year has been a great success for this group which has          members while simultaneously running a group for men who have
been run with the support of the Provincial Department of Social         recently joined the programme. In addition, it was decided that once
Development. Over the year, there was a definite increase in the         a perpetrator has attended the group for 24 weeks, then they be
number of men attending. There are a number of reasons for this          referred to a counsellor at FAMSA and attend therapy in the form of
increase. As a result of the funding support from the Department,        individual therapy, couple counselling or family therapy as deemed
FAMSA was able to subsidise transport and group fees for those that      appropriate by the group facilitators. This will act as a type of safety
could not afford these costs, thereby facilitating the provision of a    net for the individual, as well as for their families.
service that was accessible to all. The Project Manager, Sean
Olivier, made a concerted effort to market the group to various          On the 13 September, in accordance with the suggestion of Dr
Courts. He presented the programme to the Provincial NPA Gender          Patrick Smith, FAMSA hosted a “Men's motivational morning/
Justice Forum, the Wynberg Regional Gender Justice Forum,                breakfast”. The aim of the morning was to inspire men in terms of
Magistrates at Bellville Magistrates Court and to the Prosecutor at      their personal attitudes and work ethic. FAMSA invited a volunteer
Goodwood Magistrates Court. As a result, we have seen an



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     Domestic Violence                                                  - Continued


     speaker, Mr Ari Jacobsen, who is a successful entrepreneur, to         by the local Station Commander or guest speakers. In Mitchell's
     address the men. Former members, who had successfully                  Plain, FAMSA partnered with the Department of Justice, who
     completed the men's programme, were also invited to create             assisted FAMSA in hosting an impressive event with speakers
     hope and share their “road to success”. The morning was a              and entertainment provided for the children. This project
     great success, with 12 men attending, all of whom were                 continues to give children insight and understanding into the
     inspired by Mr Jacobsen's dynamic talk.                                problem of domestic violence and encourages them to make
                                                                            positive choices in their own lives.
     A further initiative during the past year was the drafting of
     FAMSA's own Homicide/ Suicide Prevention Manual. This                  On behalf of all FAMSA staff, we would like to say thank you to
     manual is to be used by FAMSA Western Cape counsellors as              our Domestic Violence Project Manager, Sean Olivier, who said
     a guide to help them prevent clients committing suicide,               goodbye to FAMSA in December 2008, having emmigrated to
     femicide and family homicide. Many of our clients present with         the UK. He will be greatly missed as he has managed this
     issues in this area and it is important that our counsellors are       project extremely well with the programme showing growth and
     prepared, as the consequences can be devastating. This                 positive development under his direction.
     manual is a tool that counsellors can use to assist them when
     dealing with clients at risk of these actions. All counsellors         “I worked at FAMSA as the Domestic Violence Prevention
     now have copies of this manual in their offices.                       Project Manager for two years. In my time there I came to fully
                                                                            understand how it is vital to work with both the victims and
     Domestic Violence Prevention for youth                                 perpetrators of domestic violence. It is so important for FAMSA
                                                                            to have a programme for men who need help in this context.
     In 2008, FAMSA social workers presented Male/Female                    Without FAMSA providing a cheap yet highly professional and
     identity Workshops in six schools in disadvantaged areas of            effective service these men would undoubtedly re-offend. In
     the Cape Metropole. Areas covered included Khayelitsha,                FAMSA's efforts to establish healthy families in an attempt to
     Gugulethu, Nyanga and Dunoon. All planned workshops were               help create healthy communities it is refreshing to see a holistic
     completed. The Male/ Female identity programme identifies              approach to domestic violence. In this way, victims, children and
     and explains issues around masculinity and gender                      perpetrators are cared for psycho-socially and the entire client
     stereotyping, helping children participating in the programme          system enters a period of rehabilitation, education and change.
     to understand these issues within their own lives. It is               In a country with the highest recorded rate of domestic violence
     designed to create a shift from the set patriarchal thinking,          and spousal homicide in the world, this is clearly the route to go
     which perpetuates the use of violence against women. The               and FAMSA can feel proud that they are a leader in this field, not
     workshops form the foundation for FAMSA's annual Mini Men's            just among NGO's but in all organisations in the Western Cape."
     March, in which children (mainly boys) march to raise
     awareness around domestic violence.                                    Sean Olivier: Domestic Violence Manager until December
                                                                            2008.
     Mini Men's Marches, held in the run-up to the “16 Days of
     Activism”, successfully took place in Dunoon, Khayelitsha and
     Mitchell's Plain. 135 children took part in the Dunoon march
     and ranged in age from 13- 16 years old. 50 children attended
     the march in Khayelitsha and over 250 pupils attended the
     Mitchell's Plain March. The Marches received publicity from
     local papers, fulfilling FAMSA's aim of spreading our message
     against domestic violence. In all three marches, children are
     encouraged to make posters and then march to the local
     police station or designated point, where they are addressed




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                              Khayelitsha “Kiddies Programme”
FAMSA received a Grant from the NLDTF that has enabled it to         The “Kiddies” Programme started on 1st June 2008 with 6 kids.
implement a holiday and after-care programme at the FAMSA            It was held during the school holidays. Several of the children
Family Counselling Centre in Khayelitsha. The Centre Manager         came from vulnerable homes in which the adults were
piloted the holiday-care programme during the June 2008              unemployed, ill or absent. When the schools opened after the
holidays. Her aim was to protect vulnerable children living in       June holidays, many of the kids started to attend after-care at
Khayelitsha, by keeping them off the streets in a safe and           the Centre, where the small children could play and be cared
nurturing environment where they would learn important life          for, while the older ones could do their home-work, with which
skills. Children that are considered vulnerable are those that       they received assistance from FAMSA's Social Workers.
have no-one to care for them during the school holidays or after     Initially, the children whose parents had the means brought their
school, either because their parents or carers are at work or        own food, while those that could not afford to were catered for
because they are orphaned. The school holiday programme is           by FAMSA staff. Once FAMSA received the Grant from the
designed to care for the children, while at the same time            NLDTF, FAMSA started providing cooked meals for the kids.
addressing specific age-appropriate topics with the children.
Topics include: basic hygiene, germs introducing HIV and AIDS        The holiday programme was then repeated in the December
and risks of touching blood; environmental health stop littering;    holidays with 63 kids attending. The children were also given a
safety in the home; basic etiquette - manners; acknowledging         Christmas party where they all received a parcel, which was a
one's feelings “What makes you happy/sad? What do you do             real treat for them. Various meetings have been held with the
when you feel like that? Who do you tell?”; addressing child         parents and carers of the children to gain feedback with regard
abuse issues using FAMSA's booklet titled “ I'm glad I told          to the programme.
mom”; good and bad secrets; touching when touching feels
good/ bad; learning to say 'NO'.                                     Ethel Dyabuza
                                                                     Kiddies Programme Co-ordinator
The pilot was a great success and the need for after-care for
vulnerable children became more and more apparent. It was
decided to expand the programme to include supervised after-
care. The children's ages range from five to 12 years old. As
word spread in the Khayelitsha community, the number of
children attending daily increased steadily to 63. This is a large
number of kids to care for and feed and we are therefore
incredibly grateful to the NLDTF Grant that has facilitated this
project. Plans for the future include offering parents of the
children attending Soul City Parenting training.

The Kiddies programme is run by Ethel Dyabuza, an
experienced Social Auxiliary Worker at FAMSA, assisted by a
volunteer from FAMSA's Family Foundation programme.

Ntombi Sigonya
Khayelitsha Office Manager                                                           We Love FAMSA!




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     Sisonke Beading and Sewing Co-operative
     Sisonke has continued to grow from strength to strength with          brought back some beautifully beaded dog collars lovingly
     trainer managers taking more responsibility for local marketing       created by the women of Sisonke. “They made a variety of
     of the products. The overseas market has also shown great             beaded work, “Carol said. “But I chose dog collars because they
     progress, with many enquiries which have led to repeat orders.        are so unique. I've never seen anything like them and they are
                                                                           extremely durable and machine washable” Jill and Gunnar now
                                                                           stock beaded dog collars. Visit their stall in the Maleny Markets
                                                                           in the community Hall on Sunday mornings. “
                       Achievements
                                                                           The quality of products produced by Sisonke women has
                                                                           improved and, delighted customers both locally and overseas.
                                                                           As a result, repeat orders have been received. Also, clients
     The mothers have been actively marketing their products at            continuously give valued suggestions on products and colours
     various local markets, such as the monthly Joy Market run by          that would appeal to their different customers. Trainers have
     the Love Project, through churches, at FAMSA's AGM, at the            shown flexibility in this and have strived at all times to satisfy
     Women's Expo at the Cape Town International Convention                their customers, sometimes going out of their way to personally
     Centre and to tourists. They also produce HIV and Aids badges         take over the order if the women are not skilled enough to
     for a project called Kidz Positive and various other badges to        produce the desired quality. The women have also tried to do
     commemorate different events. Recently, the mothers have              better quality control. Team work is evident between the
     completed an order of 320 bracelets to be given to guests at a        Trainer/Managers as they take turns to supervise the Langa and
     local wedding. There are plans to pursue this market.                 New Crossroads groups.

     A sample order of dog collars and jewellery has been sent to the      As evidence of empowerment, Trainer/Managers independently
     United States to an organisation called Rising International,         plan production, purchase materials needed and prepare end of
     which is an organisation dedicated to helping women, their            the month financial calculations of the women's earnings, among
     families and communities, rise out of poverty by purchasing their     other things. In honour of World Aids Day on 01 December, the
     products and selling them to interested buyers in the US.             two Trainer/Managers trained 20 children from the Rondebosch
                                                                           United Church (RUC) in bead-making. Each of the children
     Dog collars and jewellery have been ordered by an on-line store       made a bracelet for themselves. A special ceremony was held
     in the Netherlands which started in 2009 to exclusively sell          which included the blessing and giving of Christmas boxes,
     Sisonke products. In addition, Sisonke has received enquiries         painted and filled by RUC Sunday School for the children and
     from interested individuals in Australia, UK, USA and Denmark.        families of Sisonke at the Aids Day Service on 30th November-
     We hope that these leads will lead to increased orders.               the fourth year that this has happened.

     Repeat orders have been received for dog collars and jewellery
     from a client in Australia. An article on Sisonke has appeared in
     “The Range Review”, a local Australian newspaper: “Carol
     visited a women's co-operative called Sisonke in Cape Town.
     “Sisonke” means “togetherness” and the cooperative gives HIV
     positive mothers the chance to earn a living for their families and
     improve their quality of life...“The women work in a shipping
     container next door to the clinic,” Carol said. “They come
     together, not only to work, but to give each other support such
     as helping with the children. They were very warm towards me
     and sang me songs. When I left, it was hugs all around”. The
     visit was a moving and inspiring experience for Carol who
     decided to do what she could to help these women. Knowing
     that her friends in Maleny had an African wire-art stall, Carol

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There are two local organisations who are displaying Sisonke         Bead making has attracted a lot of competitors - for one to
products on consignment, namely Learn to Earn in Khayelitsha         survive, the products produced should be unique. The beaded
and Love Project in Cape Town.                                       dog collars are so far unique to Sisonke, but they do not sell
                                                                     very well in South Africa. It has been difficult to find a market for
Over the past year, three women have left the project: one           them locally, so the overseas market is starting to bear fruit, but
woman managed to get a job as a security guard at a local            the postage is a deterrent for many prospective customers. This
school, another beader started her own beading enterprise and        is sometimes demoralising to the women as loss of sales has an
the third woman left to start a little business buying and selling   impact on family welfare as most of the women are the sole
goods to the local community. These three women have been            bread winners.
replaced by people attending the Clinic and the local community.
The Sisonke group currently only allow people who are HIV            Beadwork is labour intensive and takes its toll on women's
positive to join as the project also functions as a support group    health especially when a big order is placed. Yet orders are
and the members are sensitive to each others financial and           critical to the survival of Sisonke. While the overseas market is
health circumstances. The new members are trained and                starting to bear fruit, the global financial crisis has affected
monitored by the Trainer/Managers in beading and sewing skills.      spending on luxury goods, and Sisonke has also fallen victim
In March 2009 the group started to incorporate more sewing into      where some people who had enthusiastically shown interest are
their activities. They plan to target mainly the local market,       now rethinking about the wisdom of spending money on beaded
making head-scarves, as well as making carrier bags.                 products. In addition, the Trainer/Managers and a few of the
                                                                     mothers have been ill. It is noticeable that the women's health is
Trainer/Managers continue to attend courses to improve their         affected by the state of their beading business. There is a
performance when possible. As supervisor for the group, my           tendency for them to get sick when they are a struggling to get
focus has been on training the Managers and group on                 orders. This could be a result of the financial stress which
customer care, team-building and assertiveness. FAMSA staff          lowers their immunity.
have made very positive comments on the difference this has
made in their interaction with people. This has also improved        Despite these challenges, Sisonke still endeavours to spread the
my relationship with the Trainer/Managers. The spirit of             spirit of togetherness and thus achieve our main objective, that
“SISONKE” in the whole organisation is demonstrated by:              of Building Relationships.
encouragement, assistance, involvement in the work of Sisonke,
purchases of Sisonke products by the majority of staff at FAMSA      Floro Dlodlo
- including members of the Executive Committee. As more              Sisonke Supervisor
people become aware of the group's activities, there is hope that
the stigma around HIV and AIDS will be reduced in the
community.




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     Press Interviews and Articles


              Radio Talks                        Press Interviews/                                   Talks
                                                     Articles

     RADIO TALKS                           12 Press Interviews / Articles were done         1 308 People were reached
     13 Radio Talks on Bush Radio, Radio                                                    through 11 sessions
     Zibonele, Mholobo Wenene (SABC),      Topics
     KFM, Cape Talk, Radio Namakwaland                                                      Topics
                                           m Violence
                                            Domestic
     Topics                                mFlying Solo (single parents)                    m Awareness
                                                                                             FAMSA
                                           m & Divorce
                                            Women                                           m Response
                                                                                             Trauma
     m Services
      FAMSA                                m Services
                                            FAMSA                                           mCounselling Skills
     m Families
      Role of                              m in Feestye”
                                            ”Berading                                       m of Women
                                                                                             The Value
     mDay
      Family                               m Family Foundation to the
                                            Explaining                                      m Violence
                                                                                             Domestic
     m Domestic Violence
      Drugs and                             community                                       m March
                                                                                             Mini Men’s
     mDivorce                              m & School Aftercare program
                                            Kiddies
     mRelationships                        m Services and Programmes
                                            FAMSA
     m and Domestic Violence
      Families
     m Enrichment
      Marriage
     mPrepare/Enrich Programme
     mPreparation for Marriage
     mMale Perpetrator
     mFoundation Training in
      Family




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                                                                                             Training

                                                                                       Famsa staff
Famsa has reached 657
                                              In-Service trainings:              attended the following
  people through the
                                                                                  trainings & Seminars:
  following trainings:


       Basic Counselling                     Cell Phone / Internet Pornography      Work Place Skills Development
      Couple Counselling                            Homicide Prevention                  Governance Workshop
      Divorce Counselling                              Children’s Act                          NGO Week
      Domestic Violence                                 Child Abuse                        Discretionary Grant
   Effective Communication                            Imago Therapy                       Work Place Violence
      Family Counselling                              Parenting Plan                    Impumelelo Best Practise
         HIV and AIDS                                                                           HWSETA
                                                     Children & Divorce
      Interpersonal Skills                                                             Social Work Management
                                                          Capacitar
      Love and Marriage                                                               Capacity Building for NGO’s
                                                    Anger Management
        Prepare/Enrich                                                              Volunteer Management Training
        Public Speaking                                                               Workshop of Code of Ethics
            Soul City                                                                     Project Management
      Skills Development                                                                      HIV and AIDS
     Stress Management                                                                       Herwai Training
      Trauma Debriefing                                                                   AIDS - Legal Network
      Domestic Violence                                                                   One Love Campaign
      Youth/Group Skills                                                         Couple Counselling in HIV/AIDS Context
                                                                                    New Protocol and Diary Training
                                                                                              Children’s Act
                                                                                               Office Skills
                                                                                    Volunteer Management Training
                                                                                         Job Seeking Workshop
             Life Skills and Male & Female                                        Domestic Violence and Gun Free S.A.
                  Identity Workshops:                                                          Labour Law
                  466 Youth were reached in 35 sessions                              BOE Workshop (Fundraising)




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     Donors
     A and A Barla (Netherlands)
     Anglo American Chairman's Fund
     Belgian Technical Cooperation
     Claremont Rotary
     Clicks
     Community Chest of the Western Cape
     Connaught Electrical
     E Hester
     E Milligan
     E van Weerd
     EB Grove Helping Hand Trust (Administered by BOE Trusts Ltd)
     GreaterGood South Africa Trust
     H and O van Weerd
     J E T Lee Charitable Trust
     KPMG
     Loewenstein Charitable and Educational Trust (Administered by Investec Private Trust)
     Lynette Croudace Charitable Trust
     M Vlietstra
     Master Currency
     Memorial Drive Presbyterian (US)
     M Sofer
     Mt Train (UK)
     National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF)
     P Juressen van Bokhoven
     Provincial Department of Health
     Provincial Department of Social Development
     R Eachus
     Ramsey Son and Parker
     Rondebosch United Church: Lichtblick
     Rondebosch United Church: Samaritan Partners Trust
     S McDonald
     Soul City
     St James's Church Picadilly (UK)
     Suiderland Fishing Division: Pioneer Fishing (PTY) Ltd
     T Hawkins
     WR Grace
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                                                                       2008-2009 Audited Financial        Bank Details
                                                                       Statements Are Available On         ABSA Bank
                                                                       Request From FAMSA WC         Claremont Branch
                                                                                                  Branch Code 421109
                                                                                         Account Number: 360 322 572
                                                                                Vat Registration Number : 4920124478
                                                                        NPO Number: 002 888 / PBO Number: 930006613




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                                                                                                                       Staff
Director:                                Handymen:                                           Elsies River Family Foundation:
Noelene Blekkenhorst                     Ernest Radu/ Johannes Titus                         Frances Anthony, Sabina Botha, Prilene
                                                                                             Ezaus, Desiree Khumalie, Frederick Smith,
Deputy Director:                         Gardener:                                           Peter Sampson, Carol Williams, Cecelia
Nomfundo Ntoyanto                        Andrew Bewula                                       Daniels, Hazel Carstens

Financial Administrator:                 Housekeeper:                                        Factreton Family Foundation Volunteers:
Venessé Savage                           Sylvia Rwexana, Gertrude Fumba                      Hazel Arendse, Harry Guta, Felicia Meyer,
                                                                                             Louisa Guta, Sue-Ellen October, Magdalene
Clinical Manager:                        Driver:                                             Jackson, Walter Jackson, Joanne Jacobs,
Daleen van Staden                        William Phela                                       Dawn Liebenberg, Sharon Alexander, Daphne
                                                                                             Fredericks, Glenda Alexander, Martin
Financial Assistant:                     Sessional Workers:                                  Wyngaard, Malcolm Goodall, Tim Wilson,
Angela Joy Rigby                         Ingrid Elte, Annie Jollivet de Oliveira,            Abraham Mattheze, Lorna Lowton, Ubernecia
                                         Antonette Jordaan, Beatrice Kidd, Iain Martin,      October, Denise Johnson, Debbie Diedericks,
Project Manager (Domestic Violence):     Jacqui Mellville, Lettie Visser, Shelley Horwitz,   Cecil Barendse, Waseemah
Sean Olivier                             Diana le Roux, Murial Kossmann, Lorraine            Johnson,Veronica Mitchell
                                         van der Westhuizen, Pauline Sevitz, Anita
Project Leader (Domestic Violence):      Grant, Ilse Appelt, Lizelle Peters, Adrienne        Khayelitsha Family Foundation
Carlo Williams                           Jacobson, Lara Stein, Pieter du Toit                Volunteers:
                                                                                             Irene Mpetsheni, Ntombesizwe Mqhayisa,
Project Manager (Family Foundation):     Social Workers:                                     Helen Fopeni, Busisiwe Henda, Pamela
Davelene Abrahams/ Esda van der Watt     Gcobisa Ngalo, Elizabeth Appollis, Pamela           Ngcefa, Sylvia Rwexana, Nombulelo
                                         Mafuya, Thembela Dywili, Thozama Tapleni            Dyabhuza, Pamela Tobi, Noluthando
Project Manager (HIV and AIDS):                                                              Getyese, Sisipho Mdingi, Nolundi Mdingi,
Deidre Engelbrecht                       Social Auxilliary Worker:                           Lindiswa Mqumbisa, Siyanda Ben
                                         Ethel Dyabuza
HIV and AIDS Co-ordinators:                                                                  HIV and AIDS Counsellors:
Queen Sibinda, Xoliswa Solombela         Men's Group Facilitators:                           Lindiwe Madasi, Sabrina Jeffries, Robert
                                         Arrie Odendaal, Marcel Londt, Sally Fielies,        Twalo, Noxolo Langa, Nomazotsho
HCBC Co-ordinator:                       Mathew Daniel, Helen Volkwyn                        Xhamlashe, Nomaxabiso Baleka, Noloyiso
Laetitia Daniels                                                                             Fesi, Thobeka Sotiya, Sheila Handula,
                                         HIV and AIDS Soul City Trainer:                     Mirriam Fokoti, Shirley Lese, Monique
Project Supervisor Sisonke Beading and   Esther Bezuidenhout                                 Hendricks, Olivia Phela, Cynthia Emmanuel,
Sewing:
                                                                                             Ellen Knight, Amanda Dickenson, Khotso
Flora Dlodlo                             McMaster Family Counselling Facilitator:            Mokotso, Khutala Booi, Zukiswa Mose-Dano,
                                         Cecilia Robins                                      Thozama Mvula, Belinda Williams, Magodla
Trainer/Managers Sisonke Beading and
                                                                                             Mandisa, Ncebakazi Tiya, Kathleen Andrews,
Sewing:                                  Family Foundation Co-ordinators:
Thembekile Nxesi, Thandazile Xulu                                                            Lungiswa Mzondo, Charlene Mfundisi,
                                         Sylvia Hulbert, Thembekile Gqwaka, Mercia           Babalwa Mdatyulwa, Sandiswa Louisa Ben,
                                         Marsh                                               Thandiwe Booi, Neziswa Cotiyana,
Trauma Debriefing and EWP:
Debbie Aspeling                                                                              Nontembeko Nyathelo
                                         Dunoon Family Foundation Volunteers:
                                         Zoleka Zenzile, Noluthando Mankayi,Nomntu           Executive Committee:
Office Manager (Bellville Office):
                                         Ncaphayi Sindiswa Okolie, Refeloe Lehana,           Chairman: Greshen Chetty
Cathreen Mundey
                                         Noziphiwo Hlalukana, Martha Khuselo,                Vice Chairman:Paul Beauchamp
                                         Jenifer Ndzitshe, Yoliswa Fanteso, Nombulelo        Treasurer: Henk Mulder
Office Manager(Khayelitsha Office):
                                         Boniwe, Simphiwe Songwiqi, Nozipho                  Members: Stephen Dias, Edmund McClusky,
Ntombi Sigonya
                                         Sobutyu, Nontsikelelo Zekevu, Gciniwe               Chris James
Marketer:                                Nomela, Anitia Mntuyedwa, Ntombiyakhe
Marlene Brand                            Sikrenya, Nopasika Daniso, Mampho Tsibuli,          FAMSA Members:
                                         Xolani Ntlangani, Thandi Sotiya, Nomsa              Mrs L Bester
Fundraiser:                              Gcantsana, Beauty Kenkebe, Nozuko Kula,             Rev & Mrs AR Burnett
Erica Mendes                             Thandi Kula                                         Dr & Mrs K Gunston

Administrative Assistants:               Mitchell's Plain Family Foundation
Shaunette Toms, Dorothy Hare, Ricardo    Volunteers:
Verwant, Drusilla du Plessis             Francis Carelse, Jacky Beukes, Rachel de
                                         Kok, Sarah Davids, Avril Jonas, Maria Brown,
Receptionists:                           Charmaine Riley, Martha Moon, Belinda
Gloria Mashinini, Sharon Rhode, Yvonne   September, Nasli Adams, Edith Page,
Hugo, Monica Tobi, Vincent Roberts       Veronica Abrahams, Sally Fielies, Francis
                                         Adams, Jenny van Schalkwyk, Pat Hugo,
Intake:                                  Moira Taylor, Rosalind Carstens, Monica
Lynette Daniels                          Francis, Natasha Maart


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