1. Providing support, assistance and counselling.
This is done in the context of a recently established wellness centre. With the help of the Knysna Aids Council pre- and post test counselling will be organised at least once a week. This will increase hopefully to 3 times a week by the end of 2007.
Nurses, home-carers administer DOTS, render primary health care, palliative care or medical support to chronic cases. Counsellors will also give emotional support. Care for orphans are also on the programme. A school clinic staffed by retired nurses has already been in operation for the last 2 years on Thursday mornings at the Sedgefield Primary School. A daily feeding scheme at this school has been in operation for some years now.
2. Giving of information, education and training. The main focus is on prevention and information about teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, TB etc. This will be done through pamphlets, posters, video's and personal or group counselling in schools, the community hall, churches, youth groups, etc. Further educational or training projects will be on nutrition, sexuality, family planning, foetal alcohol syndrome, domestic violence, child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse.