In 2015, with the support of people like you, we educated 21,765 people about hygiene and health.
So this is why we use at least 70% of your money to train and employ Health Promoters, because this is, after all, what we are here for.
Who we educate
- Many women in South Africa are vulnerable, unemployed, poorly educated and often illiterate.
- The high rate of violence against women exacerbates their difficulties in life.
- Attending our workshops gives them confidence, knowledge and skills as well as often enabling them to get employment.
Many elders look after grandchildren and other family members, so educating them about Health Education is very necessary.
Young people, often unemployed, need support with lifestyle choices, such as safe sex, pregnancy and healthy choices about alcohol and drugs.
Many children are not well-parented, so catching them when they are young, makes it likely that they will care for their health better later on.
How do we educate
We target the most vulnerable people in South Africa such as out of work mothers / women, the elderly, young people, and children (though we do educate other population groups too).
What are the results?
At the Health Promotion South Africa Trust our heart and passion is health education and information provision; we do not record our results in dollars or euro’s, but rather in the impact with have on the lives of the people we touch through our health education programmes. All personal details of participants to our workshops are registered which enables us to maintain contact with them and thus in time we can evaluate and measure the true impact we have in the community and see how lives have been changed.