Onesmus Mutuku's Blog (15)

Neema women, acts from strengths in the face of AIDS pandemic.

Neema self help group Is based in Kisoko Sub-location, Busia Sub-county. The group consists of 32 women and one man. The group was formed in 2005 May, because the HIV/AIDS impact was gruelling with many people getting infected, knocking several to death, some lying in their death bed, largely of the Busia population hiding in the cocoons of fear and anxiety, and tied to their belief in ‘secrecy’ of the Menace- AIDS. Neema is a Swahili word for ‘mercy’ in English.

In the year 2005,…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on March 5, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

International Child Support (ICS) Appreciates SALT Approach.

International Child Support (ICS) supports the well-being of children in developing countries. In Africa, ICS works through its own programme offices in Western Kenya(Busia) and Northern Tanzania (Mwanhunzi) as well as partners in Tanzania, Uganda , Kenya and…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on November 6, 2010 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Live your Dream

Kevin Mnone, short, hopeful keen on what it takes to bring comfort in his family is an intern and part of the public relations and resource development team of Metro evangelical services.

His vision is to financially empower himself to be an independent citizen with a tertiary education and sustainable income to make a living and to take care of his mother.
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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on August 24, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Ozia chose hope over fear.

Ozia has been at the Hope for Life Centre since late 2009 and has strong opinions on the issue of ‘knowing your status’ and being positive and optimistic about his own HIV status. He arrived in South Africa to find employment as a migrant worker from the agricultural Midlands in politically troubled Zimbabwe.…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on July 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Michael overcomes HIV and AIDS Disclosure fears.

The Southern Africa Bishops Conference AIDS office (SACBC) Team; Johan, Nandi, Surprise and Onesmus- Constellation visited Inkanyezi in Orange farm on the 14 April 2010. Inkanyezi is a HIV/AIDS care and treatment centre being supported by Cordaid through SACBC.

On the onset of our visit, we began by sharing from strengths with a group of 14 patients (6 men and 7 women) who were eagerly waiting for us. Patients were most proud of themselves and…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on July 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

The care Miracle to OBAKENG’s, Normalises AIDS among families & Churches in Protea Glen, Soweto.

Obakeng is a 4yr old boy who lives with his grandparents and cousins. He lives in Soweto Protea Glen extension 11, Gauteng Province in South Africa.…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on July 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

School based facilitators – making a difference in children’s Lives.

Linda van Meygaarden shared her experience with School based facilitators. Reneiliwe ,one of the facilitators from Luckau village in Limpopo assisted the schools to link up with the community as part of the Caring Schools Programme. She is one of the local community members that responded to an advertisement and was trained

in the necessary skills to become accredited youth and child care…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on June 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Passionate Children’s mobilise their strengths for change in Luckau Village.

Nontobeko Sithole, Coordinator for Pastoral Care Unit-Catholic Institute of Education shared her experience on how the passionate have influenced change in their community.

The Passionate is a group of high school children from St Paul’s High School that was formed at the beginning of…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on June 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Johanna, gains will power to reduce stigma and discrimination due to HIV in the Dark City.

Johanna, gains will power to reduce stigma and discrimination due to HIV in the Dark City.

Johanna Mbuyane (Middle) 48 years, is a widow staying in Dark City, Ekangala , Gauteng Province. She lost her parents some years back. She has then had to fend for herself to meet her daily needs. Johanna began by sharing the traditions and cultures that predisposed the life of young ladies to Risk and Vulnerability.

“My father couldn’t let me go to school because it was against his Culture to… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on May 21, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Couples tell their Story of Relationships, Health and Healing in the face of AIDS.

St Joseph’s Team, with Onesmus from the Constellation, visited Amos and Sarah Koza in the home of Amos’s parents at Zithobeni Township, Bronkospruit on 24 March 2010. The home of Amos was pointed out as a highlight of the Home based care program of St Joseph when the group reflected on their timeline. When we got right at the Gate, Amos on a walking aid spotted us from a distance and came over to welcome…

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on May 21, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

SALT- The 'spotlight' in Mlolongo major Truckers stop- Kenya.

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Added by Onesmus Mutuku on February 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

When village headmen lead the response to HIV…

Village headmen in my Village Kithituni are usually elected by people. They serve as volunteers with no salary from the government or from any other source. The people who elect them give them the mandate to lead from the front. Village leaders can really mobilize and organize the people to respond. We have seen village headmen steer strong the links between homes and neighbourhood conversations often facilitated by a team to big heights.



Issues are recognised

In May… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on October 28, 2009 at 11:30pm — 9 Comments

SALT stimulating 'Holy Anger'

Last week i participated into the Tanzania Knowledge room moderators training held in one of the major truck stop along the Central Corridor (called Chalinze) During the SALT visit i learnt something that touched my heart: When communities are engaged through the SALT approach; on how they are responding, issues worrying them in life and their dream. They deeply reflect on themselves and wonder!,they become angered and generate passion to act.As they ask themselves on why it has taken them too… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on December 20, 2008 at 2:56pm — 5 Comments

Ongoing community conversations: Stimulating & deepening community capacity to Care and Change.

In September 2008, The Kenya NFT gathered in Mombasa to participate in the Knowledge room moderators training.During this time the team immersed themselves into a local community(Truck stop) for SALT visit. The encounter with the neighborhood was inspiring to both the team and the community.....'Ongoing community conversation are a good thing in this community. It will help people

to wake up and acknowledge their is a problem that needs to be addressed.... I have

been around here for… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on December 20, 2008 at 2:08pm — 4 Comments

Ozia chose hope over fear.

Ozia has been at the Hope for Life Centre since late 2009 and has strong opinions on the issue of ‘knowing your status’ and being positive and optimistic about his own HIV status. He arrived in South Africa to find employment as a migrant worker from the agricultural Midlands in politically troubled Zimbabwe.



On arriving at Johannesburg Park Station in March 2008 he called his friend who had motivated him to come to South Africa and asked him for help finding work. This proved… Continue

Added by Onesmus Mutuku on November 30, 1999 at 10:30am — No Comments

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