Ndlovu Care Group Nutritional Programme
The relatively high rate of child malnutrition in rural South Africa has created a need for programs such as the Ndlovu Nutritional Unit. The NNU has already shown to be effective not only in restoring the feeding status and improving the well being of the child, but also in teaching what is needed to care takers.
Ndlovu Care Group is an innovative, multi award winning community development group that has been operating in rural areas in South Africa since 1994.
We strive towards sustainable upliftment through community mobilisation.
The group initiated the development of the model in 1994 in the Elandsdoorn Township, Limpopo Province and aligned their objectives with the Millennium Development Goals, to assure validity and applicability in the broader context of poverty relief. The second site opened in 2007 in Lillydale, Mpumalanga, proving that replication is possible, economically viable and successful. The third site has just been completed.
The foundation of the replication is built on partnerships. Partnerships are based on cooperation between Government, Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, a wide range of international donors, the public sector involvement and the Ndlovu Care Group.
The Ndlovu model divides operational activities into two broad groups: Community Health Care and Community Development Programs.
The impressive Ndlovu site boasts amongst others an excellent clinic that includes on site dedicated HIV monitoring laboratory, a maternity hospital, digitalized X-ray, IT infra structure, sports grounds with gymnasium and disabled sports facilities, amphitheatre with music academy, nutritional units with pre-schools, water and waste projects and numerous entrepreneurial efforts.
For more on the Ndlovu Care Group or to make a donation go to http://www.ndlovucaregroup.co.za