Your donation will fund prescription glasses for children in need from our surrounding communities, giving them clear vision and brighter futures.
As part of Tshemba’s outreach programme, volunteers visit primary schools in the area to perform eye tests on children with suspected vision impairments.
Early intervention in these cases can be life-changing, enabling these children to be able to read and write. This can have significant improvements on their learning outcomes, setting them up for success in the future.
Your donation will fund programmes, encompassing material printing, certificate production and acquiring medical education resources.
A key component of Tshemba’s volunteer programme is to upskill local staff and create a sustainable impact in the community. Our volunteers run and/or contribute to various training programmes, including:
Your donation will support a monthly stipend for our unemployed nurse assistants to help cover the basic needs.
The region currently faces a staggering 65% youth unemployment rate (Stats SA). Tshemba is helping to address this issue by engaging unemployed nursing assistants to volunteer at Tintswalo Hospital. As volunteers, they have an opportunity to contribute to various projects while enhancing their skills and gaining valuable experience to improve their employability.
Nursing assistants join a four-month volunteer programme, assisting in different areas of the hospital, such as translation and support in the Outpatient Department.
Your donation will fund essential tools and materials for refurbishment and renovation of hospital grounds and wards.
Funds are always needed to support small and urgent maintenance issues in the hospital, which would otherwise take time due to lengthy petty cash approval processes. This improves the efficiency of nurses and healthcare professionals.
Key initiatives include:
Your donation will fund critical medical supplies to improve the quality of care for patients at Tintswalo hospital.
Tshemba’s volunteer’s have also noted a need for medical supplies that could improve the quality of care for patients at Tintswalo Hospital and the surrounding clinics.
Your donations will fund medical supply needs such as:
Your donation will fund a complete medical kit valued at R23 000 or any of the medical items listed.
Medical volunteers face significant challenges due to the shortage of essential equipment. The lack of these crucial items impedes their ability to provide accurate care to the clinics they serve, highlighting the urgent need for donations for the following equipment such as:
BP machine with small and wide cuff
Glucometer (with glucosticks)
Otoscope and ophthalmoscope with battery
disinfectant or alcohol swabs, lubricant jelly for examinations
Salbutamol inhaler and paediatric Volumatic with mask
Tweezers & Scissors