The Illovo Tree Clinic was started in 1996 as a way of addressing HIV/AIDS, human rights, empowerment and democracy development. The community outreach project is run every Friday and Saturday by the Vocational Impact Durban project and encourages local township communities to gather and share their lives, challenges and struggles.
At the Tree Clinic, members of the surrounding rural communities receive basic health care, clothing and food donations, resources allowing, advice and education about HIV/AIDS and most importantly care and support from other members.
Children attend the Tree Clinic each week with their mothers/caregivers. Many of the children have been victims of sexual abuse and have either been infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Staff and volunteers run an informal pre-school at the Tree Clinic each week, with art and crafts and sports/ educational games being the main activities.
The Vocational Impact Durban project also uses the Tree Clinic as a way of monitoring sexual abuse and HIV/AIDS in the surrounding areas.
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