11 February 2016 – WhizzKids United
The first guest to present to the Sizabantwana members for 2016 was Clyde who works for an inspiring organisation called WhizzKids United. They are an afterschool program based next to Edendale Hospital and serve a 5km radius.
It is a clinic that specialises in helping children through a number of different programs. These programs include activities that keep kids occupied after school but also incorporate educating the kids about health issues.
WhizzKids has created an environment where kids want to go, a place for them to be a part of programs that they enjoy but also providing them with access to health care. WhizzKids uses football as an educational tool which encourages healthy behaviour change while delivering effective HIV education, care, and treatment.
We would like to thank WhizzKids for coming to talk to us, the members were very excited about the work that they are doing and would love for them to expand to other surrounding areas in Pietermaritzburg.
Here are the contact details for WhizzKids United:
www.whizzkidsunited.org / 033 395 4373 Selby Msimang Rd, Edendale www.facebook.com/WhizzKidsUnited
Every year we are supported by a fantastic organisation called Uthando, who provide unique dolls that our members are able to distribute to their students who would really benefit from them. There is always such an improvement in the students who receive these dolls and we are very grateful for the continued support from Uthanso. You can find out more about them at http://uthandoproject.org/