World Vision South Africa (WVSA) has been in
operation for over 55 years in six provinces,
including Limpopo, where the Thusalusaka Area
Programme was initiated in 2010, and the
programme is coming to a close in the current
financial year. World Vision’s Ministry Framework
has been the starting point for WVSA programmes.
AThe programme was designed according to r suit
the context of Thusalushaka with the aim of.
sustaining children's wellbeing within families and
communities, especially the most vulnerable.
LIFE BEFORE AND AFTERTHUSALUSHAKA
- Lack of Libraries in primary schools for
learners’ reference materials.
- Lack of debates and reading competitions as
well as necessary tools and resources using
speakers and microphones leading to poor
- Children live far from school, thus arriving late
at school. Walking long distances to schools
leading to poor performance
The libraries in primary schools were
supported with age appropriate reading
materials, and a computer centre was
established for the community.
Reading competitions were enhanced across
schools benefiting over 4800 learners.
Over 1500 learners benefited from the bicycle
empowerment programme over four years
contributing to improved pass rate.
- Pregnant mothers did o not visit Anti Natal
Clinic (ANC) as scheduled
- Malnutrition was common in the area
resulting in stunted growth children who look
too young for their age.
- Children not referred to clinics on time when
they are sick and not following the growth
- Pregnant mothers have been mobilized to visit
ANC based on their schedule across villages
- There has been a reduction in malnutrition in
the 15 communities.
- Caregivers have been trained and are now
responsible and able to refer children to
clinics on time
YOU BECAME THUSALUSHAKA SPONSOR AND EMPOWERING SEKGOSESE COMMUNITY.
TOGETHER WE’VE REACHED AMAZING MILESTONES IN EDUCATION, HEALTH, ETC:
- Over 520 children took part in activities to
help them understand and grow in their faith.
- Almost 8 000 students in 46 schools joined
meetings to take steps to reduce violence
- Close to 1,400 families are benefiting from
the same number of water tanks that store
clean water near their homes.
- Nearly 11 000 students learned about using
safe water and good hygiene practices
through school events.
- Over 4 500 students are in reading circles at
school, giving them interesting, age appropriate books to develop a lifelong love
- 30 community health volunteers trained over
- 450 mothers in healthy childcare practices.
- 85% of the households are able to provide
basic needs for their children
- Prevalence of underweight in children under
five years of age has been reduced to less
than 10% More than 95% of parents or
caregivers know how to treat diarrhea
- Households with access to clean drinking
water increased from 41% to 97%.
- Children aged between 12-18 registered with
birth certificates increased from 76% to 96%
- Households with access to sufficient food all
year round increased from 42% to 84%
- Learners aged 6-11 years now attending
structured learning has increased from 61% to
YOU’VE PLAYED A CRUCIAL ROLE IN HELPING THUSALUSHAKA AND THE COMMUNITY OF
SEKGOSESE BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE. TOGETHER, WE’VE EQUIPPED LOCAL LEADERS AND
FAMILIES TO MAKE REAL AND LASTING CHANGE IN AREAS LIKE CHILD PROTECTION, ACCESS
TO CLEAN WATER, HEALTHCARE, AND MORE. NOW, THE COMMUNITY OF SEKGOSESE CAN
CONTINUE TO GROW AND FLOURISH ON THEIR OWN AND CARRY ON THE GOOD WORK WE