ABOUT NYANGA

The Etafeni Centre is situated in Nyanga, one of the oldest black townships in Cape Town. As an impoverished community, the people of Nyanga face severe unemployment and alarming rates of HIV/AIDS. Once known as having the highest crime rate in Cape Town, Nyanga is slowly improving through the efforts of community members who are working hard to alleviate poverty and create job opportunities.

WHAT WE DO

The Trust, in partnership with the local community, has built a multi-purpose Day Care Centre in Nyanga which takes into account the needs of vulnerable children, the needs of those who care for them, and the needs of the community who will, of necessity, be their safety net. With over 12 different programmes, the Etafeni Centre is always busy and provides a beautiful space and shelter for members of the community.

OUR VISION

The Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust has developed a replicable model of holistic sustainable community-based care for AIDS-affected and vulnerable children and their caregivers. We hope that the model, when it is complete, will be of use to South Africa and to all AIDS-affected developing countries in their struggle to address the needs of vulnerable children and the needs of the  community in which they live.

OUR STORE

As a part of our efforts, Etafeni runs a programme that trains HIV-infected mothers in beadwork, smocking, patchwork, and various other craft-making skills. The products are produced at Etafeni and sold locally and internationally, giving our HIV+ mothers a steady income. Be sure to visit our store to see the beautiful items made at Etafeni.
The Etafeni Centre is a place of hope and inspiration, offering a great opportunity for skilling and empowerment of many ordinary people who are trying hard to survive under difficult conditions. It is my belief that a Centre that tries to help people stand on their feet and develop a sense of pride in what they can do for themselves deserves all the support it can get.

Eka Esu Williams, Program Officer, Ford Foundation

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Eka Esu Williams, Program Officer, Ford Foundation

The Etafeni Centre is a place of hope and inspiration, offering a great opportunity for skilling and empowerment of many ordinary people who are trying hard to survive under difficult conditions. It is my belief that a Centre that tries to help people stand on their feet and develop a sense of pride in what they can do for themselves deserves all the support it can get.
In a community that is struggling with extreme levels of poverty, violence, and breakdown in family due to many reasons, especially the death of parents due to HIV, and the neglect of children who are HIV positive, the Etafeni Centre is a haven and a tremendous blessing to the community and for all who find a haven there.

Matsepane Morare, Parish Priest of St Mary's Catholic Church, Nyanga

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Matsepane Morare, Parish Priest of St Mary's Catholic Church, Nyanga

In a community that is struggling with extreme levels of poverty, violence, and breakdown in family due to many reasons, especially the death of parents due to HIV, and the neglect of children who are HIV positive, the Etafeni Centre is a haven and a tremendous blessing to the community and for all who find a haven there.
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OUR PROGRAMMES

With 12 different programmes, Etafeni is a resource for anyone in the community ranging from young children to adults. Here is a sample of some of the many programmes we run through the Etafeni Centre. For more information on all of our programmes, visit our programmes page.

PRESCHOOL CARE

Project: Preschool Care Area: Children’s Programmes Coordinators: Phumeza Diginto The preschool is now registered to take 70 children. The pre-school provides a dry, comfortable light-filled space for AIDS-infected/affected, orphaned and vulnerable indigent children. There is a lovely, wide, grassed outside play area for the children, with play equipment. The children in our pre-school are supported…

FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK

Project: Fit For Life, Fit For Work Area: Youth Programmes Coordinator: Brenda Nkondlwana Description: Eight times a year, groups of fifteen young adults (60% young women) spend six weeks – all day every day – looking at themselves, their life stories, their goals, their values. There is a lot of work done around sexuality and…

INCOME GENERATION

Project:  Income Generation Area:  Women’s Empowerment Coordinator:  Teresa Lumani Description:  The income generation / mother’s programme is flourishing. Destitute HIV+ women are referred into this programme by the Etafeni counsellors and community care workers. Our social worker helps them access social grants where applicable. They learn to do beadwork, to sew, smock and quilt. A…

AIDS COUNSELLING

Project: AIDS Counselling Area: Health Care Coordinators: Ntombi Dyasi and Nomkitha Magopeni Goal: To work in partnership with local clinics providing HIV/AIDS and TB education, testing and follow-up counselling Description: In the early years of Etafeni the South African Department of Health asked the Centre if it would become one of the national sites to…

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Bank: Standard Bank, Rondebosch
Branch code: 025 009
Swift code: SB ZA ZA JJ
Account holder: Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust
Account number: 071 430 121

Our Latest Success stories

The Etafeni Centre affects many members of the community including Fit For Life participants, mothers in the Income Generation programme, and volunteers who work at the Centre. Here are some of their stories.

FIT FOR LIFE, FIT FOR WORK. 67 are ready to travel ahead towards a bright future

24th November 2016 Etafeni’s colour is green …….. but on the 24th November our colours ...
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Etafeni’s Women’s Wellness programme with their young children

Sonalle is a young woman who won an award for her beautiful and socially-conscious photography.  ...
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Ilizwe Lam (My Voice)

During 2014, Nika Soon-Shiong from Stanford University spent 3 months volunteering at Etafeni Fit for ...
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The Story of Nonsikelewa (Siki) Ndaliso

Nonsikelewa (Siki) Ndaliso has been part of Etafeni programmes since she was very young.  She ...
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Our latest News and Events

Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust Covid-19 Response Fund

Etafeni Day Care Centre Trust Covid-19 Response Fund Etafeni continues to serve as the beacon of hope for our impoverished ...
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Etafeni Annual Report 2018-2019

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Etafeni Annual Report 2016-2017

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Etafeni Annual Report 2017-2018

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