Strategy 2014-2019

Waterberg Welfare Society is supported by three strategic aims, from which nine key interdependent objectives have been identified that are required for an effective, holistic response to HIV/AIDS. By 2019, WWS key objectives are:

  • Aim : Reduce the HIV prevalence in the Waterberg through education, prevention and awareness programs that are gender and age-group sensitive. Provide access to care, treatment and support services that ensure a low default rate and a high standard of care.
    • Key Objectives :
    • Run age-related and gender sensitive prevention and awareness programs to reduce the vulnerability of youth to HIV and Aids.
    • Maintain a strong public / private partnership with the local Vaalwater Government clinic, and support and compliment the Government services currently provided for HIV treatment and care.
    • Provide access to accredited palliative care for an estimate 10,000 people living with HIV/AIDS
    • Nurture 400 orphans and vulnerable children from the community to develop their own potential and ability to self-protect through Health Promotion, Child Disclosure, Peer Education, Spiritual and Life Skills Programs.
    • Support and encourage the Kutlwano support group and any new support groups needed in more remote rural areas.
  • Aim : Empower youth as healthy, educated and responsible community leaders, through facilitating and supporting their transition from adolescence to adulthood. Develop the social and emotional capabilities of vulnerable young people, specifically focusing on health, lifestyle and knowledge.
    • Key Objectives :
    • Grow and expand the Boys 2 Men gender sensitive program, developing the necessary skills and leadership required to effectively run this program.
    • Develop and solidify the gender sensitive program of Ladies with a Mission. Increase the capacity of this program to reach more vulnerable young girls and teenagers. During 2014, develop the Ladies with a Mission game prototype.
    • Contribute to providing a stable and secure future for vulnerable young people through partnering with key stakeholders in identifying and addressing gaps in youth education, in order to reduce the limited employability and fragility of youth within society.
  • Aim : Impact a broader audience, by sharing and transferring skills of specific WWS programs and knowledge base to other relevant communities, organisations and/or stakeholders who are also working towards reducing HIV prevalence in disparate areas.
    • Key Objectives :
    • Capture and document the key aspects of WWS programs that relate to a holistic approach to reducing HIV prevalence.
    • Use our knowledge and operate as a 'Centre of Excellence' by sharing successful, tried and tested programs with relevant stakeholders and partners to address the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic beyond the Waterberg.