Masoyi Home Based Care Project has been chosen to run and monitor a new AIDS awareness programme across much of the Province of Mpumalanga. The object is to reach traditional and religious leaders in each community, to bring about cultural change towards HIV/Aids; ‘safe’ sex; rape; and the role and status of women and girls. People currently working in home-based care in their local communities (eleven municipalities) have already been selected and given basic training. The Project’s main role will be to ensure the programme is being delivered in each community; to coordinate record-keeping and reporting; and to handle associated finance.
Although the programme should become less demanding of time once it is fully operational, Ma Flo, Pat and Yvonne are being kept very busy at the moment.