THE CHAPLAINCY SERVICE
The Chaplains provide spiritual, financial (Zakah) and social support to all families at Red Cross Children’s Hospital through counselling, distribution of literature, hampers and other supportive measures as needed. The service is currently based at Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. We hope to expand to other hospitals both nationally and internationally to assist the parents and the child patient during their stay at the hospital.
We have published a Bereavement Book which we hope to make available in at least 3 of the official South Africa Languages.
Encourage patients and their families at Red Cross Hospital and other places of need through the provision of the Chaplaincy service.
We support disadvantaged communities with feeding schemes, food hampers, zakah distribution, collaboration, and empowerment to encourage growth and self-sustainable projects for their communities via our various projects.
We aim to uplift and empower previously disadvantaged women by providing them with opportunities to earn a living and to acquire transferable skills.
This is to be achieved by providing training to woman on various skills relating to the manufacturing and distribution of reusable sanitary towels such as sewing, book-keeping and stock and quality control.
This will also be achieved by partnering with NGOs to set up Skills Centres to assist with the development of communities through job creation. EDUCATION INITIATIVE We conduct workshops at schools: education, life skills, My Body, art therapy, and the washable sanitary towel initiative to curb the absenteeism and school dropout rate due to missed school days. The Warriors of Hope aims to educate women and girls about menstrual health and address the societal and human rights issues linked hereto including the right to education. This is to be achieved by providing girls with menstrual educational booklets and reusable sanitary towels. To uplift school children by providing them with life skills and tools to thrive despite their challenging circumstances Being conscious and Caring for our environment in the initiatives that we pursue